Saturday, September 15, 2012

Reality Check - But Why Me? Yasmin Mogahed




To all those suffering from sadness or depression:

Know that it isn’t your fault. It isn’t because you’re weak. It isn’t because you’re just not grateful enough. It isn’t because you’re just not religious enough. It isn’t because you don’t have enough faith. It isn’t because God is angry with you.

To all the well-meaning people who tell you this, just smile. And know deep in your heart that the tests of God come in different forms to different people. And know that, by the help of God, every test can become a tool to get closer to Him. And that, verily, with hardship come ease–and like all things of this world–this too shall pass. - Yasmin Mogahed

(Hadith muslim): “The matters of a believer are strange, everything is good for him and this is not the case for anyone but a mu'min. If good comes to him, he is thankful, so it’s good for him. If difficulty comes to him, he is patient, so it’s good for him.”  So if you stay close to Allah, no matter what happens, it WILL be good for you. 

 And Allah promises you something else as well:
24:55
“Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.” (24:55)

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