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Do we know what’s good for us?

Do we know whats good for us?
Do we know what’s good for us?

In one of his articles, Dr. Bilal Philips (a famous Islamic scholar)  narrates a story that involves tragedy, drama, and joy. The story is about an Egyptian teacher whose photograph appeared in a local newspaper. The picture showed his smiling and happy face with his hands stretched out and both thumbs sticking up; his father was kissing him on one cheek and his sister on the other cheek.

The newspaper narrated his story about working as a teacher in Bahrain. After a brief visit back home in Egypt, he was returning to join work and thus taking a flight from Cairo to Bahrain. However, at the airport he wasn’t allowed to get on the flight because he had one “stamp” missing on his Passport. This made the teacher distraught, thinking that his career was over because this flight was the last one back to Bahrain which would have enabled him to report back on time, missing which also meant that he would lose his job. He thus became quite frantic, but his endless crying, screaming, and explanations to the airport staff could not get him on the plane. His family comforted him to accept Allahs decree.

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Disappointed, he returned home only to learn a few hours later that the flight he was meant to take (Gulf Air flight GF072) crashed killing everyone on board.

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While feeling sad for the passengers on board, he along with his family thanked Allah for His decree. The day he thought was the most tragic day of his career and life, ended up to be the happiest one averting a tragedy for him and his family.

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We are reminded of such signs in Surah al-Kahf, a surah that Muslims are instructed by the prophet to read every Friday. In it is the story of Prophet Musa (Moses) and Khidr. Khidr bore a hole in the boat of the people who took him and Musa across the river. This made Musa question (and object) to such an action as the owners of the boat were quiet poor and obviously weren’t happy to what was done to their boat. However, as it became apparent later, an oppressor King came down to the river and forcefully took away all the boats except the one with a hole in it. So the owners of the boat praised Allah due to the fact that there was a hole in their boat.

We learn from this story that in times of distress or when we desire something badly, we shouldn’t always assume what’s good for us and what’s not because Allah may have decreed a different outcome. As Allah says in the Quran (part of the verse):

“….and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” (Quran Al-Baqarah:216)

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When struck by an affliction therefore, we have to be patient and in control of oneself. That is possible when we elevate ourselves to a high enough spiritual level where our Iman or Faith in Allah can help us ride the wave.

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We can also stay in control by not losing our sense of reasoning that can help us provide better perspective of the situation. ibn al-qayyim said, “patience can be defined as a manner of spiritual superiority by virtue of which we refrain ourselves from doing evil. it is also a faculty of the intellect that enables us to live properly in this world.” Qatada said, “Allah has created angels having reason but with no desires, animals have desires and no reason, and man has both reason and desires. Therefore, if one’s reason is stronger than his desires, he is like an angel. On the other hand, if his desires are stronger, he is like an animal.” (ibn Al-Qayyim – “The Way to Patience and Gratitude.”)

The take away lesson for us is that we can improve the quality of our lives by making an effort to train ourselves to be patient, i.e. to elevate our levels of faith and to understand the dynamics that reasoning plays in staying patient.

As the prophet mentioned in a hadith,

“……..whoever strives to be patient, Allah will make him patient” (Al-Bukhari).”

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244 comments… add one
  • Afshan Link Reply

    Thank you so much. I neede this

  • Anas F K Link Reply

    Jazakumullah Khair..

    This helps to make me remember about Allah’s blessings upon all….

  • nazneen Link Reply

    May allah help you all and bless you all in your mission.

    After reading this article i cried with tears that would not stop.I trust in Allah and his ways but there are times when I loose patience.From now on I will be more reasonable.


  • Jasak Allah Khair…. I have been dealing with a difficult situation and this article appear right on time. It reminded, encouraged and allowed me to see that the way has already been made for me. Again, thank you for printing such valuable information………

  • Humera Link Reply

    Alhumdulillah! Ibn al Qayyim’s quote is awesome, SubhanAllah!

  • naaz parveen Link Reply

    jazakallah .it refreshes our iman


    thx you soooooooooooooooo much i was neede this boze i was a very bad boy now thx to allah to showing the right path i am trying to be inshallah i will be good thx for this

  • Nash Link Reply

    Thank You very Much! May Allah ( SWT) be with us all with his love and protection in good times and bad. Ameen…Summa Ameen.

  • Juma Abdulrahman Link Reply

    How wise the words are! How brightening they’re! How nourishing they’re! May Allah (SWT) Bless the writer, doing the Job of transmitting as in one of the prophet’s saying.

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  • S/A

    Very inspiring.Jazakumullahu Kheyran

  • Zaheer K Link Reply

    Allah has created angels having reason but with no desires, animals have desires and no reason, and man has both reason and desires. Therefore, if one’s reason is stronger than his desires, he is like an angel. On the other hand, if his desires are stronger, he is like an animal.

    Masha Allah.Great Lines.

  • Ameen Link Reply

    Thanks for the remindings. May Allah keep us all in patient at all time.

  • Beautiful article with a perfect timing. Thanks

  • Abdullah Link Reply

    Well timed. well placed.

  • Zafar Link Reply

    I think I also needed it as after working for almost 11 years in UAE i have suddenly lost my job due to politics of some people from my department. I was sent back leaving my family in UAE with small school going children not allowed to join them. I have been praying regularily before,… but these circumstances made me distraught and have given me a lot of mental stress and trauma.So much is the anguish that i have stopped praying from last two months with lot of resentment and hatred.My mental fog got little cleared after reading this…please pray for me..!

  • Awais Khalid Link Reply

    A very beautiful explanation of the Islamic concept of patience.

    May Allah Bless you for this good work.


  • This is so enlighting and motivational…I asked Allah to bless us all with stonge faith and patient at all time/situations…ameen.

  • maha Link Reply

    thanks so much,this mail couldnt have reached at a better moment. patience is exactly what we need to imbibe in order to clear our heads and start thinking rationally by reposing complete faith in ALLAH.

  • AbuBakr Abdallah Link Reply

    Jazakumullah Khair.

  • Hajat Madina Nakibirige Link Reply

    Thanks for the article. It makes a lot of sence for me at this material time when I seem to have more questions than answers. It is encouraging to look at things from a different perspective.

  • Mohammed Rahim Khan Link Reply

    Thanks to provide such a important information. Allah bless the Iqrasense and their efforts.

  • zaheer Link Reply

    I Received this e- mail just as i received some disturbing news. ma sha allah………. jazakallah khayran

  • Shan Link Reply

    Patience is the key to success, it also leads us to believe more and more in Almighty ALLAH. May ALLAH bless us all with patience. ameen.

  • Maasha-Allah.
    Good post.
    Jazakallah Khayran

    JazakAllah Khayr (Arabic: ???? ????? ??????) is an Arabic term and Islamic expression of gratitude meaning “May Allâh reward you [in] goodness.” Although the common Arabic word for thanks is shukran (?????), jazakallahu khayran is often used by Muslims instead in the belief that one cannot repay a person enough, and that Allâh Ta’ala is able to reward the person best.

  • munirdin toyin omokanye Link Reply

    praise to Allah, your article came at a time i needed it most, its a very beautiful word to digest, may Allahu the most great help us in overcoming our distress. i learnt alot of lession from this.

  • Ayesha Link Reply

    jazakAllah…i needed this alot…plz pray for me n my family.

  • nazish shaikh Link Reply

    Very good article, I’m going through a very difficult time right now. this helps keep things in prespective.

  • Gulnawaz Saide Link Reply

    Subhan-Allah needed that today felt so down then so your email gave me HOPE. jzk

  • Othman Link Reply

    Great man read and digest the words of his CREATOR and the Messenger. To stay on the right path man must read, understand and faithfully follow the Quran and Hadith, Its the only way to master the concept of reasoning and tame the desires. Salam

  • Charlene Ali Link Reply

    Jazakallak khayr may Allah continue to bless the persons responsible for the distributution of such good artcicles which rekindles our faith when we need it the most. I am also going through a stressful time in my life when I am thinking nothing in my life is working can’t get a job, too much in debt, can’t get a spouse my life seems stagnant but i’m once again reminded Allah is the one who decrees whats best for us and even though my mother reminds me each day of this and not to question Allah I still do but with this wonderful article I am happy to remember Allah is in control again.

  • cristina Link Reply

    Thank you for sending me those precious words.Hope to receive them always.I can understand more the way you write when you put examples of lives.They are real proofs from Allah’s words.They are proofs of faith.Thanks again.

  • falak Link Reply

    AA. thank you so much. i swear even when we know information already it has to be repeated to us over and over so that we take heed. Blessed is the Word of my Lord Who has Sent down a ”Reminder” for that purpose. the ayats repeat it over and over so that we can remember and follow inshAllah instead of just saying it once. KH. and JK.

  • Tajudeen Oladimeji Link Reply

    …I really do love this write up…its amazing and very helpful to we youth…!

  • Abdul Lateef Link Reply

    Indeed, Allah knows what is best for us always!

  • khais Link Reply

    JazhakAllah khayr !

  • Sameera Link Reply

    Just at the moment I was starting to loose faith in life I received a link to this article….what a timing sub7aan Allah……Inshallah Allah will grant all muslims with patience!

  • Adam Link Reply

    Baarakallahu fiikhum!!!

  • Olapade Sikirulai Adebukola. Link Reply

    Sinserely, this piece came at the right time to console me on an issue considered to be degrading to me.May Allah continue to reward the writer(s) abundantly.

  • Sameena Link Reply

    Praise be to Allah for giving us guidance through different means and making us aware of the right attitude to be adopted at all times! May Allah grant His blessings on all who write, read and attain benefit from this, Ameen.


    Yes! all Muslim should believe and accept destiny otherwise they are not good Muslims, nothing will happen to you except what is destined for you by Allah. Oh! Muslim let’s have a strong faith in Allah!.

  • very very positive and lesson giving article …from this article all the Muslims can learn a good lesson and Islam can be ride all over the non.Islamic religions and Muslims can grow up can get ride over the problems if Islam and we can rule over all the world as like our Khulfa -e- Rashdin did in their period of sovereign and rule …thanks

  • nazir husien Link Reply

    assalaam u alaikum

    i am going through a very rough patch in my life.
    almost losing a job…. no where to go as i cannot go back to my country as i have a lot of debts and can be in deep trouble.
    Please pray for me that i get out of this mess. I know someone out there will raise his hands in prayer and allah sw will answer
    please pray for me

    • Morey Link Reply

      I am not a follower of islam right now but I am almost convinced to convert and that islam is the only way to ALLAH…If it is not heretical I will lift my hands to ALLAH for you my friend…May ALLAH bless you!

    • jan Link Reply

      Assalam alikum, to all the muslims having some hardship in their lives at this moment, i am making dua for you ….we are all going to be tested, sometimes we feel that is it too much for us to bear….but we will be rewarded for all our patience,,,Allah’s grace is like a torch light in a dark cave, it doesnt show you everything at once, but gives you just enough light for your next step to be safe. May you always be in Allah’s ptotection…Ameen

  • ali Link Reply

    May God bless the writer and whoever responsible about this website. It is a great article full of wisdom and lots to learn. Being patient is the key for happiness and stay calm in life. Jazakoum allah khair

  • hamza Link Reply

    salam. May ALLAH, reward you ameen.

    • Asim abdullah Link Reply

      Excellent article. The anecdote of the teacher was powerful in painting the right perspective we should have in all circumstances .May Allah bless you.

  • Fatima Link Reply

    I am struggling so much……..I am afflicted with a diseased heart this came right on time….OH ALLAH have mercy on me and forgive me.

  • Pinky Link Reply

    Really inspiring article. I was really in need of such a thing that could boost up my iman on Allah Pak.

    Dear friends, I am going thru alot of hardships. My family is under the influence of some very strong black magic since last 7 years. One of my brother is possessed by (a group of) jinns and due to the effect of black magic my famili is going thru a really hard time. But just the thought of Allah Pak adds so many hopes in our lives that we console ourselves with all the faith in Allah. We have tried many peers etc to cure this black magic but none of them is effective. I am just 20 yrs old but i ve learned a really good lesson that EVERYTHING IS IN ALLAH’S CONTROL.

    At the time of difficulties just ask Allah to solve ur problem. and don’t find or go for other means to get it solved. Ultimately its only and only Allah Pak who has to do it all. Secondly, the bigger the difficulty… the bigger is the reward. Sometyms Allah is just testing His good people so have trust in Him and InshAllah He will do all good for you and believe me Allah is always listening to us.

    I am nobody for u but still do pray for me and my family after reading this. InshAllah Allah will ease all the difficulties faced by you all and me.

  • As Salaamu Alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh,
    I just want to take this moment to express my sincere Thanks to whoever put this article together MashaAllah. honestly, it has changed me alot after reading it, it has helped me to view things differently and in a very positive way Alhamdulillah. Jazaakum Allahu Khair and May Allah reward you Jannatul-Firdaws InshaAllah, Amin. please keep me and my family in your Du3a InshaAllah.

    wasalamu Alaikum

  • Masha Allah, this post is so soothing!
    Infact reading this post has helped in increasing my iman in ALLAH azawajalah.
    May Allah help us to continue being patient in all our affairs.
    Wa alaykum salam warahmatullah


  • fathimath Link Reply

    thanks alot, for sending the valuable information.

  • arshiya Link Reply

    thank you so much for this. i am going thru a very tough time but after reading this, i think i should be more patient than i am

  • Umu Suhaib Link Reply

    Manshallah, This was an amazing article. May Allah swt bless the writer and all those who shared their experience through the comments. I read all the above comments and Subxanallah this is the moment we need each other dua. Muslims are suffering in every corner of the world.
    Dear brothers and sisters lets make dua for others on their absences and the angles will make dua similar for you. This is an hadith( am sorry I cant remember exact quotation).
    May Allah swt help all those in need. AMIN YA ALLAH!
    Wacaleykumu salaam. Please lets keep our brother and sisters in mind in every prayer.
    Jazakamullah to all.
    -Ur sister in Islam

  • Abdul qayoom Link Reply

    Masha Allah nice story……there are signs in this for beholders…..

  • Khalilah Link Reply

    Asalaamu Alaikum

    This article came at the right time for me. I have been so depressed and losing hope due to life’s hardships. I am finding it difficult to cope with no job, no husband, no close family, in debt. It has reminded me that Allah is in control and my life has already been determined and that everything happens for the greater good. My iman has increased and remember PATIENCE is a virtue. JazakAllah Khairan!

  • Muslimah Link Reply

    As Salamu Alaykum,
    MashaAllah, what an inspiring article. JazakaAllah Khair :). May Allah swt help us and guide us, Ameen.
    @ Pinky
    You are absolutely right. Everyone should be patient because what Allah swt does for us is for the better. Me and my family are going through the same thing, except it’s just black magic not jinn possession. InshaAllah I hope things get better for you.

  • Jazakumullah khairan, its really touching, and I have learnt so many lessons from it.

  • Anees Link Reply

    Thanx a lot fr d article…. May Allha (ST) give us more paintence during bad times… I to got angry wen things wer not in it’s place… But Allha knows the best…He is d sustainer and Al Mighty..

  • Halima Sadiya Link Reply

    Thank you so much, this is a very soothing article. Jazakallahu kyaran.

  • Shawkat Jawaid Link Reply


    thanx a lot i really needed it becoz i just failed in an interview and was upset since last couple of weeks but now i am going to start my life with this lesson that what happens it happens for good and Allah will never let us down

  • anwar Link Reply

    jazaakAllah khair, patience is remedy for all our problms……masha Allah……….

  • yahye Link Reply

    Jazaaka allah khayr.

    it’s good remainder and helpful to survive this journey called life

  • Saeed Ahmed Link Reply

    Salam ele kum,
    Jazak Allah Khair. It would not have come at an more appropriate time for me as I landed in Bahrain a month ago & was in a very desperate situation. But after reading this article, it refreshed my iman.

  • Hauwa Link Reply

    Perfect timing. We all need constant reminders. Jazakumullahu khairan.

  • Monir Link Reply

    a Timing 1 for me,,Alhamdulillah

  • Anonymous Link Reply

    i was touched by the message as l read.

  • muhammad asif Link Reply

    Yes absolutely right. It is true we do not know the outcome of our action.A loss for somebody may be a gain for someone.

  • hassan Link Reply

    Dear brother! Before reading this article I just finished my Dua and ask Allah for help, and then open my email inbox and find your article. It felt like the message is not from you but Allah S.T shows me the sign that his help is near Inshallah. JAZAKUMULLAH KHAIRUN.

    (Dear Brothers & Sisters who ever read this please Dua’ for me that ALLAH S.T. accept my dua and pledges, as I am going through the very difficult time of my life. I pray same for all of You)

  • aazida m Link Reply

    i especially like the quote from ibn Al-Qayyim. its very realistic and thought provoking.

  • Faizan Link Reply

    Assalam o alaikum,

    Jaazaak ALLAH.
    its come on time for me.

  • Sayyida Hafsa Link Reply

    It seems dis post came at ? perfect time bc almost everyone seemed to be in ? situation where this piece became d pill to peace of mind. Jazaallahu khairan. From the comments I read thus far, I’m reminded that I’m not alone in distress. N from this story, d Qur’anic qoutation presisely says it all. Allah chooses wats best for us only dat our impatience has got us blind. N d piece from Ibn Qayyim as ? plus. We shld always keep on praying that Alla shld keep on bn wit us n not let us be on our own even for the blink of an eye. Once more, JZK.

  • Juma Abdu Wamaungo Link Reply

    What an important message, may Allah reward you abundantly. Amin Ya Allah

  • Violetaroma Link Reply

    Wa 3laikom Assalam ..

    jazakom Allah Khair for this benefetial article..

    while i was reading the article, i was drinking lemon tea, i was about to put the cup on the table then it dropped from my hand, and immediately i remembered what i’ve read in the article and say Alhamdu li Allah, may be it will affect me if i drank it ..

    Thanx for your inspiring articles ..

  • karim Link Reply

    jazaka allaho khayran, allah enlight islam by person like y.

  • amal Link Reply

    Masha’Allah may Allah bless all of us and protect us Amiin… I enjoyed reading the article, and patience is really important because evertything happens fo a reason and Allah knows the best, may Allah help us and grant us to Janah all the Muslim Ummah amiin…

  • Fatima B. Zakari Link Reply

    Jazhakallahu khair, keep up d good act n may Allah continue 2 bless u. This article reminds us 2 d humble n keep our faith strong n b grateful 2 Allah 4 His endless mercies at all times.

  • khairat Link Reply

    assalam, aleikum
    wallahi this msg reached me at the right time Allah forgive me for my evil or world thinking but am desparate lookin for a job and in between i had forgoten that watever happens is all by Allah s wish SUBHANALLAH
    Fellow muslims lets put into my minds patience pays i believe inshallah aLLAH HAS BETTER PLANS FOR ME

  • J. Khadijha Hardy Link Reply

    As Salamu Alaykum
    Our lives have already been map out for us, all we need to do is simple just TRUST IN ALLAH, HE is the best of planners.
    As Salamu Alaykum

  • Shameem haroon Link Reply

    Jazak Allah,

    Could,nt have come at a more approiate time. It really refreshes our faith,May Allah answer all the people,s dua Ameen

  • Allah know's best Link Reply

    Al humdulillah thank you so much for this article allah is the greatest I really needed to read this today my husband and I are going through a lot of hard times please pray for my husband and I, my husband has walked out of our marraige. Oh allah I ask that you guide my husband keep him safe bring him home allah if it is your will allah know best. inshallah it will get better I will be patient. salaam mu alkum

  • ummu airah Link Reply

    thank you very much indeed for the article which is more than a reminder. We may at time think that we are great and this is the right time for the syaitan to invade us, so we have to always remind ourselves the presence of Allah and gain the confidence of whatever fated to happen in life, insyaAllah life will be more comforting….

  • Thank you for making this article and the chosen words of wisdom in it available to all. Sometimes in our failures and disappointments we forget we are meant to be humans with greater reasons and controlled desires and in return for all the great Allah SWT has granted us with – family, health, food, shelter, and the simple but necessary things, Allah SWT expects very little in return from us. In our desperation to be what the world entails us to be, we forget to be human because we are trying too hard to be the person with the beauty, brains, success, big houses, beautiful families and successful marriages. When we don’t get or achieve what we DESIRE, we don’t stop to ponder that there may be some good in it and to be patient. MY father always said “whatever happens, good or not, always and always happens for the best. We are humans, we are not meant to understand everything but to believe with passion and perseverance and faith and patience. Sabur!” As I grew older, I realised why people say time heals. It is because we as humans need time to learn to accept that what has happened and is not to our liking is the best that be in our fates for us. The reason we need time to heal is because we lack Sabur, patience and faith as disciplined as the seabed and as strong as the sun. The seabed never complains why is there so much weight (of water and life) on my chest nor does it ever stop mothering the life in the oceans. The sun no matter how much it burns itself always provides the strongest of light.

  • Sr.Hannan Dean Link Reply

    Salam alykum wa RahmetAllah wa Brkth.In response to: To Know what is Good for Us.
    Im a 61yearold revert Alhumdulillah.
    A few days ago, I was already to go to Alexandria for the sake of Allaah(swt) to come closer to Allaah(swt).
    To find sisters who would share my life, according to the Sunnah.
    Or find a husband, that could motivate me in learning the Arabic language, to have a sense of belonging.
    My life in the west was so cruel, and my children not on the serious path of Islam.
    I was thinking, there is nothing here,to fill my eyes with goodness.
    I had gone on Haj Free of charge, from Allaah(swt)Alhumdulillah, and seen how the peoples of Madina were.
    I came to the conclusion, I dont belong here.
    I even tried to find a husband on the net.
    But there was not many real good muslims, who had real Taqwa.
    Living alone for the last 5years, not married for 11years.
    Then on that morning my youngest daughter aged 25, she took my tickets and gone to work.
    Then my eldest son came and said, you are not going by yourself to Alexandria,
    My son was full of tears.
    I trusted the people in Alexandria, to find a flat a husband.
    But Allaah(swt) did not want me to go there, and made me realize that my children needed me for a reason, not just as a mum, but an example, a Muslim Mother who has paradise at her feet InshaAllah.
    Then this e.mail came, Alhumdulillah and Allaah (swt) gave me the message, to have greater Subr.
    Ja za kala Qiran.
    I pray, we all, us muslims can have greater Subr in all our needs of stress and anguish, to have greater understanding and to know, that we as muslims should humble ourselves.
    Wa assalam. Sr. Hannan.

  • alif faruq Link Reply

    An uplifting article for the soul. Much in wrong nowdays that it is perceived as right. Articles like this puts the truth in perspective.

    Jazakumullahu khairal jazak.

  • Mohd Yazid, Spore Link Reply

    Assalam to all Muslimim & Muslimah,

    Alhamdulilah for this posted article.

    Myself is going through a low moment for the past 2-3 mths lately due to marital problem…
    Cannot eat, sleep, work and sometimes really, really depressed..
    Only Allah swt knows what I have gone tru….Astaghfirullah…

    After long soul searching, I know I had to be strong and patience…for ALLAH swt has given me a test of my FAITH.
    Because for the past 2-3 mths, had been praying shalat and show me signs from ALLAH swt…

    Alhamdulliah, IMAN is the word always been brought up whenever I ask for advice and read any articles when I am down.
    Alhamdulilah, I bring up all my courage and strengths to elevate my IMAN with shalat, recite surah2 from AlQuran n zikir…
    Alhamdulillah, ALLAH swt has never give up on this humble servant to ask for forgiveness and repentance for all the sins I have done where the door of forgiveness is always open tru ALLAH swt…
    Also, a good advice from one of ALLAH swt humble servant whom I know is MATERIALISTIC and PLEASURE in the world will not last long…

    Insyallah I pray and dua to ALLAH swt for what is good and not good if I were to solve my marital problem….Insyallah….

  • Subhanallah!

  • samya Link Reply

    AssalamAlaykum!Jzkl khair 4d msg.very inspireng n good lesson,this wt we need 2refreshed our iman.Just on time,especialy wt’s happening 2d arab word w really need more patience.I am benefiting alot frm ur msg.n good website n i hope 2c more 2come inshaAllah.

  • Othman, Malaysia Link Reply

    Syukran, thanks. We should remember Allah always. Don’t forget before doing anything even doing a small thing like picking up a pencil always say “Bismilah hirahman nirrahim”. Whether something good or bad that happens to us there is always hikmah by Allah that we do not know. It happened to me sometimes ago when I was in a hurry to get something, but I could’t start my car, delay a few minutes. What happened, after reaching the destination an accident just happened a few minutes ahead of me. Then I realised the hikmah, syukur Alhamdullillah.

  • gary Link Reply

    Allah knows what is best for us. We just need to recognize this better and understand that Allah provides a purpose for every outcome in our lives. Whether we understand at the time is not important. Allah knows that it is.


  • Mahasa Link Reply

    Praise be to Allah for such a wonderful religious way of life. This is a timely testimonial to why religion is good advice. May Allah continue to reward and help our Ummah to grow stronger day by day in all ways that are right and pleasing to our Lord.

  • Tini Link Reply

    Salam… MashaAllah, this is so soothing and comforting both mind and soul. Jazakallahu khairan, may Allah Subhanahu Wata’alla grant us all with the wisdom and patience in all the trials that HE put us through…ameen ameen ameen. Very best sharing knowledge and information. Barakallahu feekum

  • ASALAM………………..



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  • arif chishti Link Reply


    It proved with bare eyes & open mind that only true religion in the whole universe is Islam with best code of conduct & living in best way. No doubt Quran alfurqan is the last revelation from Al-Mighty Allah Taala teach & guide us how to live a best life till our last breath.

  • abdullah Link Reply

    maasha allah…hidahyath is given by allah jallashanahutaa’la, we have to work for that..The incident was great to increase our fear to Allah jallashanahutaa’la

  • Tofiq Sheikh Link Reply

    Jazak-Allah……for posting this article.I really admire the way you are spreading allah-subhan-wa-tala’s message.I do believe that people should have patience.Allah is great and he knows what is best for us.So we should never disappoint on any tragedy or any problem happens, there is definately something good waiting for us……So thank you once again….do remember in dua….Allah hafiz.

  • Shaista Naaz Link Reply

    Thanks, very nice article.

  • Mohammad Karam Link Reply

    Thank you very much for publishing such kind of usefull story which has a good lesson for every one to be surrender to the decision of Almighty Allah and his decision is favour of every muslim.

  • shaza Link Reply

    jazakallah.. wonderful story

  • kunle Link Reply

    Sallam thanks for this wonderful piece it was all i needed to over cover the unpleasant news i got this morning
    May Allah rewards you

  • snow Link Reply

    Jazak-Allah…for those who are in difficult situations, remember that Allah knows the best, and always give the best for His Believers. Insyaallah..everything will be ok..Allahuakbar

  • Tasleem…
    Its a good lesson for all human kind ..thanks for sending me such type of article…God bless you.

  • Ms.Aliyah Link Reply

    Shukran Jazeelun, I agree with sis/bro “snow”. Everything happens for a reason, the best thing we can do in life is be patient whether it was something which occured as a misfortune or not. And, we should always be greatful to Allah, whatever good or bad, because Allah truly knows the conditon of our hearts best and we should trust Him always to do that which is always good for us. Yet, some of us lose hope even if that misfortune were to have happen, when it is narrated in calamity we should always say’ verily, from Allah we come and to Him is the final return”, because our reality is that, “there is no power and no strength but from Allah’. Which is why no matter our position in life we should always keep turning to Allah, thanking Him and seeking from Him.

    with love for the sake of Allah,

  • Amaan Link Reply

    Thank you very much. I am going through a tough time and so I really needed this.
    Jazakallah, may God bless you.

  • Abdul Azeem Link Reply

    Al Hamdulillah, Allah has given every thing in Qur’aan we have to follow the same and also the sunna of our prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). Thank you very much for this article, this kind of article should be published periodically to remid the people.

    Allah bless you with good health.

  • Farzana Link Reply

    Ma’sha Allah article. Jazakallah for it.

  • Fatee Link Reply

    Alhamdulillah and jazakallah hairan to the publishers of this wonderful mail.After reading this mail it makes so much sence,that Allah does not aflict us with a difficult situation just because he does not like us,but rather its out his wisdom and knowlegde that no man posseses.Ya Allah,Ya Rahman,Ya Rahim,Ya Hayyu,Ya Qayyum,Ya Zhul Jalal Wal Ikram help us deliver us from all aflictions sadness and despair,what you have not given to us now, give to us at a more appriopriate time and bless it abundantly,indeed you are the best of who gives in abundance.