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Benefit: Does Being Afflicted With Trials Mean Allāh Hates You?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

On the authority of Anas ibn Mālik (رضي الله عنه): the Prophet ﷺ said: When Allāh intends good for His servant, He hastens the punishment for him in this world, but when He intends evil for His servant, He withholds (the punishment) from him until he appears on the day of judgement.

Shaykh Aḥmad al-Najmī: We are informed in this narration that the servant may be afflicted with calamities and disasters, and he may assume that it is because Allāh hates him while this is not the case. Rather, it may be that Allāh loves him and He wants to afflict him with tribulations so that he may come on the day of judgement with his sins alleviated.

Source: al-Sharḥ al-Mūwjaz al-Mumahad pg. 253.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Optimism Through Even the Worst of Tribulations

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

An important Quranic reminder about how even the worst of trials have good in them. Often, the ranks are purified and the snakes are driven out of the grass through fitnah. A Muslim is always optimistic and looks for the blessings of Allaah in all things.

From class 3 of our series on the Explanation of Sūrah al-Nūr with Mūsá Richardson.

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Benefit: The Inept Will Eventually Overtake the Realm of Daʿwah

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله) said: “From the signs of the Hour is that people will not only abandon the senior scholars, but they will also seek knowledge from the young, ignorant mutaʿālim [i.e. someone who feigns knowledge] which is a trial.”

Source: Marḥaban Yā Ṭālib al-ʿIlm, pg. 227.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān's Advice to Ahl al-Sunnah In Yemen Who Are Being Fought by the Ḥūthiyūn

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Important advice and reflections from Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān

[Q]: What is your advice to our brothers from Ahl al-Sunnah in Yemen who are being fought by the Houthiyoon (Rāfidah Shīʿah)?

[A]: Upon them is to depend upon Allāh ('azza wa jal) and to supplicate to Allāh abundantly. They should defend themselves and their wealth according to their ability. What has afflicted them is as a result of their differing among themselves. If only they united under one banner nobody would have been able to interfere in their affairs.  However, when they split, and each one wanted what he desired, it occurred to them what you see.  Yes...  I advise them to have patience and to carry out that which is required, and from that is to come together and not be divided:

وَلاَ تَنَازَعُواْ فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ وَاصْبِرُواْ
Do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient...
[Sūrah al-Anfāl: 46]
 
وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ كَالَّذِينَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاخْتَلَفُواْ
And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves...
[Sūrah Āli-ʿImrān: 105]


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