He whom Allah wishes good


ALL praise is due to Allah, and may He render our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) safe from every derogatory thing, and exalt his mention, and the mention of his household and Companions.

Bismillah

Allah tabarak wa ta'ala says:

"You shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in yourselves, and you shall certainly hear much that will grieve you from those who received the Book before you and from those who worship partners besides Allah. But if you persevere patiently, and guard against evil, then that indeed is a matter of great resolution." [al-Imran:186]

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, when we face trials we need to remember to keep hoping for Allah's bounties in the hereafter. We need to remind our loved ones what rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that "He whom Allah wishes good, shall be afflicted by Him," and that "No fatigue, illness, distress, sorrow, injury or grief, afflicts a believer, but Allah forgives for it [some] of his sins." [both agreed upon hadiths]

I remember someone making a comment saying that the brothers who are now in Cuba are so unfortunate to be kept in a detention camp. But who are the ones that are truly struck by misfortune? The one who witnesses the oppression and does nothing but watch or turn the other cheek, or the one being oppressed because he or she says "la' ilaha ilallah muhammad arasoolullah"?

Perhaps it is us that should be cried upon for Allah has not given us the tawfeek to stand up against taghoot.

Likewise, I'm reminded of a sister who publicized her misfortunes to every sister she met in the Saturday study group. Telling the one person who could truly help her was not enough, the whole world had to know. Do we not remember that this is a way of complaining about Allah's blessings?

One of the salaf [alfudayl ibn iyadh] said "He who complains of misfortune afflicting him is as if he complains of Allah."

What could we ever lose if we instead humbly filled our thoughts of Allah's blessings upon us?

It has been said "Four treasures are: concealment of misfortune, concealment of charity, concealment of poverty, and concealment of pain."

May Allah give us tawfeeq to carry the banner of islam. Ameen.