“God does not burden any soul with more than it can bear” (2:286)
Tribulations drain us, overwhelm us, soak up every ounce of energy within us. In the eye of the storm, it is difficult to see anything other than the chaos and misery that fills our lives. In this time, we find words of comfort within the Quran to help us through.
In the year of sorrow, the year which our beloved Prophet ﷺ lost his uncle and wife within 3 days of each other, and was humiliated and stoned out of the city of Ta’if, Allah ordained the 5 daily prayers. Coincidence?
Here we learn a number of lessons
It is a Prophetic sunnah to read surah Al-Kahf (the cave) every Friday, but do we know what this surah covers and why? The surah covers 4 stories within it: 1) The first is that of youths fleeing their town to safeguard their faith 2) Next is the story of two men each owning a…
As another year passes alhamdulillah, I’m overcome with a deep feeling of gratitude to God for giving me so many gifts these past years, whilst supporting me through the most trying periods of my life.
Never feel shy to express your love for Rasūlullāh ﷺ.
The Sahaba took blessings from his saliva, and it healed their injuries.
They placed his hair in water and were given cure through it.
They took his hair to jihad, and were given victory by it.
You, ustadh, were the first embodiment I saw of a man connected to Allah ﷻ. In this moment of great difficulty, I remind you of this story to witness you testified to God’s oneness in your previous encounter with death so that you may stay strong in your latest one.
Today, that same whatsapp group has over 20,000 members across the world and, after 3.5 years of daily messages with half a page of Quran, we finally reach its completion: Our First Khatam! Alhamdulillah.