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.
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.
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).”
Thank you so much. I neede this
This helps to make me remember about Allah’s blessings upon all….
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………
Alhumdulillah! Ibn al Qayyim’s quote is awesome, SubhanAllah!
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
Thank You very Much! May Allah ( SWT) be with us all with his love and protection in good times and bad. Ameen…Summa Ameen.
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.
JJAZAKALLAH KHAIR .I WAS REALLY DISTURBED BUT THIS INFORMATION HAS MADE ME REALISE WHATEVER HAPPENS IN OUR LIFE HAPPENS WITH THE WILL OF ALLAH SUBHANA TALLA ALLAH BLESS U ALL. SHAHEEN
Very inspiring.Jazakumullahu Kheyran
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.
Thanks for the remindings. May Allah keep us all in patient at all time.
Beautiful article with a perfect timing. Thanks
Well timed. well placed.
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..!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to provide such a important information. Allah bless the Iqrasense and their efforts.
I Received this e- mail just as i received some disturbing news. ma sha allah………. jazakallah khayran
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.
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.
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.
jazakAllah…i needed this alot…plz pray for me n my family.
Very good article, I’m going through a very difficult time right now. this helps keep things in prespective.
Subhan-Allah needed that today felt so down then so your email gave me HOPE. jzk
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
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.
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.
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.
…I really do love this write up…its amazing and very helpful to we youth…!
Indeed, Allah knows what is best for us always!
JazhakAllah khayr !
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
salam. May ALLAH, reward you ameen.
Excellent article. The anecdote of the teacher was powerful in painting the right perspective we should have in all circumstances .May Allah bless you.
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.
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.
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
THANKS FOR SENDING THIS WONDERFUL AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE INFORMATION.
thanks alot, for sending the valuable information.
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
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
Masha Allah nice story……there are signs in this for beholders…..
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!
As Salamu Alaykum,
MashaAllah, what an inspiring article. JazakaAllah Khair :). May Allah swt help us and guide us, Ameen.
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.
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..
Thank you so much, this is a very soothing article. Jazakallahu kyaran.
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
jazaakAllah khair, patience is remedy for all our problms……masha Allah……….
Jazaaka allah khayr.
it’s good remainder and helpful to survive this journey called life
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.
Perfect timing. We all need constant reminders. Jazakumullahu khairan.
a Timing 1 for me,,Alhamdulillah
i was touched by the message as l read.
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.
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)
i especially like the quote from ibn Al-Qayyim. its very realistic and thought provoking.
Assalam o alaikum,
its come on time for me.
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.
What an important message, may Allah reward you abundantly. Amin Ya Allah
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 ..
jazaka allaho khayran, allah enlight islam by person like y.
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…
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.
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
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
Could,nt have come at a more approiate time. It really refreshes our faith,May Allah answer all the people,s dua Ameen
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
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.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
THANKS FOR SUCH A MORAL STORY …… TO BE FRANK I WAS REALLY IN A DISAPPOINTED SITUATION …… READING IT I FELT HAPPY …………… ITS DIFFICULT TO HAVE PATIENCE IN LIFE ,MAY ALLAH PAK MAKE IT EASY & HELP EVERY1 IN DISTRESS
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THE ARTICLE.
ALLAH IS GREAT AND ALWAYS GIVES US THE BEST. WE
SHOULD HAVE FULL FAITH IN ALLAH, BECAUSE ALLAH LOVES
US MORE THAN ANY BODY ELSE.
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.
maasha allah…hidahyath is given by allah jallashanahutaa’la only.so, we have to work for that..The incident was great to increase our fear to Allah jallashanahutaa’la
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.
Thanks, very nice article.
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.
jazakallah.. wonderful story
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
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
Its a good lesson for all human kind ..thanks for sending me such type of article…God bless you.
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,
Thank you very much. I am going through a tough time and so I really needed this.
Jazakallah, may God bless you.
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.
Ma’sha Allah article. Jazakallah for it.
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.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS ARTICLE, AS I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED DUE TO MY HUSBAND’S SICKNESS, SON’S EXAM AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES. I HAVE BEEN SPENDING ALL MY NIGHT TIME WITH MY PRAYERS AND DHIKIR DUE TO MY
MENTAL STRESS. I THINK WHY ALLAH IS NOT WITH ME.
AFTER READING YOUR ARTICLE I STAND EVERTHINGS HAPPENS
FOR OUR GOOD AND OH ALLAH FORGIVE ME.
As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu,
JazaakAllahu khairan for such beautiful article and let it be a reminder to us all that Allah does always knows whats best for us even though we might not fully comprehend why? And to remember in patience lies Allah’s mercy. May Allah bless the presenters of this article and all those who are in distress and may we all take heed from this lesson,inshaAllah. Ameen.
Everything happens in life for a reason & only Allah Subahana Watallah knows what is destined for you. This life is a test & a beginning to the qiyamat. All signs are in front of us but we choose to ignore sometimes. Patience is the best thing to have in you. May Allah lead all of us in the right path & way in life ?
Jazaka llahu khaera
Assalamu alaikum, Jazaakallah for A very good and beautiful article… ALLAH always knows the best… May ALLAH Bless all of us. AMEEN!!!
Maasha allah!!Really an awesome article..Thanks a ton…Expecting more helpful articles…May allah(SWT) shower his blessings always upon us and forgive our sins.
Thanks for this inspiring article.i think counselling for patience is very much need in this stressful life.
ASSALAM ALAIKUM WA REHMA
This is a good article JAZAK ALLAHU QAIR
this is called TAZKI E NAFS
Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. Jazakallahu khayran for this article. Verily Allah knows what is best for HIS servants. About twenty years ago, I was frustrated for the death of my newborn son who lived for only about twelve hours after birth. His death hindered me from reporting to my new job resulting to my replacement – a double loss. For days I confined myself at home until I read the above quoted verse (Al Qur’an 2:216). I sincerely accepted my fate and prayed for more wisdom from Allah. Alhamdulillah, in just few days, Allah gave me signs why the job I wanted was not good for me.
Alhamdulliliahi!!! I really needed this great lesson and it came at the right time in my life. Who says am not in the bestv religion??? ISLAM. Thank you so very much. May ALLAH (SWT) reward Iqrasense, abundantly, aminna. Ma Salam
May Allah reward you all this came
at a very good time my heart felt
heavy but after reading this
its helps you put life
May Allah Guide us All inshAllah
such kind of passages r very helpful and necessary to keep in touch so that we must keep in mind that as a muslim what kind of qualities should v have. i have one request to all of u do remember me in ur prayers. jazak Allah.
May Allah ease everyones difficulties. Please raise your hand and pray Allah bless me with a good job and husband for marriage and bless my mother wth health.
Jazak Allah khair.
This post applies to me at present. Alhamdulillah for making us muslims.
As I read through everyones post I realise that nearly everyone has been affected by some kind of calamity, and it doesn’t matter how young, old, poor or wealthy you are! we have been told that we will be tested in every way, and the successful once are those who were patient, and the strongest among us are those who are of the patient. Be patient my brothers and sister in Islam for we have already been granted the greatest gift of all, and that is the gift of Islam nothing will ever compare or be more satisfying!!! Allhumdulile that we are of the chosen
jazzak allah sir, i really needed this …. its true that whatever allah decides for us has its own benefit ,. we should never get dissapointed
i don’t have words to thank…… I needed it so much that can’t even express.Faith is all we have.every single thing can be done.just have faith in ALLAH and never lose faith in Him.i have faith in ALLAH.please pray for me.
Gratitude to Allah Rabbul Alamin for teaching me the lesson of patieence through this article. Alhamdulillah.
May Allah bless us all to be patient and keep our hearts wet with His remembrance all time.
Much needed advice. Made my day. Praise be to Allah.
I believe that allah sent you for reminders to what has already been ordain for us in this time and life. I thank you and I keep you in my prayers.You are reminding us of the many Blessing that is stored up for those who are patience and preservere .Lets move on Faith and obedience TO ALLAH(SWA) ALHUMDULLAH
Assalam o Alaikum..
Thank you so much for sending this beautiful and moralized story..
Patience is really a great thing which should be practised by all the Muslims..
Allah’s blessings are countless and we can’t imagine that how Almighty Allah Pak helps us in all the ways of our life inspite of the fact that how much guilty we are, but His blessings remain showered on us everytime..
Although I am not so much patient and humble but I just keep on try and donot want to hurt anyone.. I am very very very…..much thankful to my Allah Rabbulizzat for not letting me down infront of those who thought that me and my family are nothing and will be helpless but my Almighty Allah always helped me in all the steps of my life.. I don’t know what to write because I am trembling right now for Parwardigaar’s countless Blessings on me the one having no patience ..
Definitely, those people are so much blessed who have the quality of patience..
Remember me in your Prayers..
Thank you so much..
Wassalaam.. Dr. Soraiya Khaliq Ansari
jazzak allah …. seriously this one is a read for all of humanity….
thank u…i lack patience n so always land up in some kind of trouble…
Thank ou so much for educating all these things
keep countinuing sending these articles
Jazaak Allah Khair…..
Its true what ever Allah SWT does is best for us and we should always thank Allah SWT for everything..
Thanks a lot for mailing such a beautiful article!
Thank u very much for this great story I have learned a good lesson though im not so patient.
May Allah reward you abundantly, its only HE who knows how much this remainder is affecting me right now. May HE straighend us more and more. Amin.
Dr. Bilal Philips is indeed a great scholar, May ALLAH Bless him, and you too
We and our chuldren really need to know about such informations.
Please keep sending such articles.
(Pray for the Best)
Salam-alaikum, walahi, talahi, if only we could put the lessons from the article into practice, we will be peaceful inside-out.
The article only added to my beliefs and encourages me to continue in my ways of life b’cos, I decided on my own and with the blessed assistance of my creator that, in any situation or condition I may find myself, God knows best. A true believer in the oneness of God, should always remember the teaching of our Holy Book in one of the ayats, that Prayer, Perseverance and Patience are the secret of peaceful life.
You will surely overcome all obstacles and hindrances if only you are a true believer in the oneness of God and Qadr.
Alhamdu-Lillah may Allah reward you abandantly.
GREAT MESSAGE. IM GOING THROUGH HARDSHIP AND THIS MAKES ME REALISE THAT ALLAH DO WHATS BEST FOR ME. AMEEN.
Bismihi Ta’Ala –
Like Anonymous who posted a comment on 21 March 2011; I too get myself in terribly stressful situations because my lack of patience and animalism. The consequence is always almost completely soul-destroying and I humbly ask all readers to beseech Allah Most High to relent to, forgive, overlook the follies of, and HELP all those who, like me, destroy themselves through their ill-considered actions. Insha’Allah Ta’Ala, Allah will bless and reward you for your compassion because He has Himself said in Surah Rahman: Hal jazaa’ul Ihsan illal Ihsan.
My whole life is full of such situations, disgusted by an event, but happy over the latter consequences of that particular event. So do struggle for good in your life and leave the results to ONE, WHO is Planning Every thing (Subhanahu wa Taala)
a really good writeup which help strngthen our faith in decree of ALLAHand bear patience even in hard time.
Thank you very much for the article. Its really encouraging at distress. May Allah Bless you all..
Jazakumulaahu ghery for the great article,
May Allah give us patience
SubhanAllaah…I’m not the only one who thinks this got to them on the right time. May Allaah reward the distributors and may we all benefit from it greatly.
I love you Allaah as much as I fear you, have mercy on all your creations..
Jazakallah Khair, ALLAH SWT is so great, I was feeling so depressed and lonely. i JUST ASKED aLLAH swt to make me strong and this came just on time. I know nobody will make me strong but there is ALLAH’s help for the believers. Thank you once again.
I just read this after losing a bit of my essay which is literally nothing, we shouldnt worry about things like this in the dunya.
the article has said everything needed to be said…I have experienced it too but in a different situation where I thought nothing good can come out of it. Instead of complaining & resisting, the patience & reverance have brought me much more blessing from God & so I hope everyone can learn something from this.
May Allah the Almighty continue to guide us to the right path. This tips came at the right time n it has reallly opened my mind….Jazakallah…
thank you… im going through something and my mind is completly shut. thank you for sharing this with us. patience is the best thing we can do in time of trauma. Praise be to Allah.
this will really help me..thnx for publishing this..
I m really blessed so only i got this!may allah bless you for your fabulous work……… Thank you a lot
Facing trials, calamity or sadness, I think the only one solution to cope with anxiety and depresssion is to accept the destiny of Allah and to be patient and to thank Him what He provides us …We have to be patient trough salaat, dirkh and remind always at ALLAH azawajel with dua ….and put trust in Him.
Very interesting article and jazakAllah Kheir for your work and your help,
As Salamu Alaikum
Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil Alameen” that was very wonderful. “Mash Allah” I needed to be reminded of the decree of Allah (SWT) and to stay patient. Shukran JazakAllah Khayran
Jaza-Kallah, This is very true, Blessing in disguise by Allah.
Though I believe this long back, I want my Brothers & sister to have full faith in Allah’s Decision as he knows what is best for his Bande. It woun’t be appropiate, I would like share the Same with you all.
After my marriage of One year, The copmany where I was working Closed down, I am an First class with Distinction Engineer. I hunted for a Job for nearly 3-4 years but but could not find one, So one day It came to me mind that, CAn I start the Consultancy Company, similar to where I was working that closed, but I had harly a penny left to do that but with blessing of Allah, I started and Al-hamdullillah, Our Company had grown much bigger that was closed
So closing that previous company was blessing of Allah for me to Grow in the life. Al HAm-du-lillah
Alway have faith, belief and patience in Allah’s decision
Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil Alameen, after I read this, I just started to read the verses mentined here from Al baqarah:216 with the meaning and explanation. How ignorant we are, engrossed deeply in materiailism, we seldom realize that there are solutions to all our problems in Holy Quran itself. May Allah give us the hidayah to learn more and understand it better to realize the favours of Allah SWT .
May Allah reward the writer and everybody that contributed the publishing of this article. and May Allah make it a source of hidaya for all the readers.
An excellent lesson in faith and humility. May Allah(saw)continue to guide us on the straight path in all our spiritual steps amen.
Thank you so much. May Allah bless us all. Ameen
Wonderful article, jazakom ALLAH khayr
May Allah bless you all.It was a best read article in time of sadness,it gives you the courage to face the promblems.
this will help me a lot!! iam thankful for this fabulous work!
whatever be the situations, either happiness or grief, best thing is always thank ALLAH as he is the best planner and knows everything better than all!! building immense trust in Allah and being patient are the ways to acquire peace and helps to develop strength to face challenges in life!!
Am highly impressed: This is a guiding principle of one’s life style; May you be blessed. Amin
Jazaakumullaahu khayran…a very thought provoking article.
Thank you for the wonderful article which has indeed enlightened me and given me hope to bear with my problems.
There are so many times one feels dejected, thats when reminders like this story is important for us to snap out of our depressed state..
really no doubt ….. Allah is with those people who have patience ..
May Allah give us patience in our bad times
I feel more at peace after reading this. I rest my fate on almighty. May allah reward you all for trying to make people aware of what is right. Ameen
After reading this article, my faith increases more than ever……may Allah S.W.T grant us more strength in our faith in him….
subhanAllah This has been a very timely and lovely article which motivates us to face our situations with gratefulness to Allah!!! subhanAllah!!!
I know this works as it has worked for myself! Distraught came then after much patience, Allah’s rewards! Praise Allah!
Allahu akbar, this article is an inspiration for those who do not believe in Allah’s decee in our lives. Allah does not want us to suffer in this life but we human beings just want things to happen as and when we want them to happen forgetting that the Supreme being (ALLAH) has decreed what He thought is right or good for us. I hope others will learn the lesson of this Egyptian Teacher, who doesn’t know what Allah has store for him. Wassalam!
It was wonderful and will acts as a great inspiration to me in my further life..SHUKRIYA….
I really needed that information. I walk around with my head hanging down far too much. I need to learn to accept what Allah has allowed.
May Almighty Allah make it a source of hidaya for all the readers.
Thanks for this article, may Allah(SAW) continue to increase you in knowledge.
Alhamdu Lillah. Very inspiring, very thouhtful reminder. May the Almighty Allah reward you abundantly. One beauty of All your articles is that, it is always backed by quotation from the Holy Quoran, that is very good because alot of non belivers are also following and they always check what ever you do and are everyday increasingly being convinced about the true religion of Islam.
Ya Allah, Ya Rabbi !… This came at just the right time…
Masha’Allah, an inspiring article. This article allows me to reflect on the suffering of a family member’s health at the present time and the patience this family member is enduring through the remembrance of Allah. Alhumdullilah.
this article will help me in any way of my difficulties.i believe we all know that patience is the key to everlasting happiness….may Allah make us to be patience in every situation that we found ourselves…….
May Allah (SWA) increase the knowledge of the writer and grant his/her wishes. Also increas us in Faith AMEEN
Assalaamu alai kum
Thank u so much for sending this article because iam so worried of my family problems. This article show me how to keep patience afterall allah is with us who do everything all right i belived allah allway Alaah help me in my bad time also .
Iam thanking who written this article so much.
Alaah alway bless u.
MashaAllah, may Allah give us the ability nd the to be patient
Thanks for remembering the values of Patience and that Allah (SWT) gives us all that we deserve, but we can’t achieve all that we desire.
Thanks for this article.It has reinforced me in being patient and leaving all into God’s decisions and decrees.
may Allah make us a people who solves our trials thru’ PATIENCE and PRAYER.
wonderfull!it really boosts my faith on “ALLAH’.god bless all!ramadan kareem to everybody!
Nice work, Mashaaa Allah (swt).
may ALLAH make us among those that are patient. because patience pays.
This article has a great insight in the power and the Almighty Allah and his ways of dealing with mankind on a daily basis this is a great learning experince for me.Salama Alaikum
Patience is a virtue for all of mankind.
Aslamo alikum warahmatullahe wa barakatuhu..Thank u so much for this info…Allah bless u for ur effort to spread this to ur brothr/sister in islam..this is very inspiring.
wounderfull stories like this keeps me going
Thanks for this article.It has reinforced me in being patient and leaving all into God’s decisions and decrees.
Thanks a lot. This is real wonderful.
thanka a lot….great article!!!
excellent what a great reminder
Salaam brothers and sisters,
This story is truly inspirational, it really does teach us to accept Allah (swt) decree and what he plans for us.
Thank you ever so much, may Allah (swt) blessings be with you.
Thanks a lot…love this!
Only but for a reminder like this, we are drown in the deep sea of forgetfulness. May Allah (swt) make jannatul firdausi, an abode, for u.
jazakallah for posting this article, it goes to show that patience does pay off and also the fact that Allah (swt) always knows best.
Mashallah thought provoking and inspirational article keep it up shukhran jazaak Allah khair will definitely share with others
This message has come at the most appropriate time…
jazakAllah…i needed this alot…plz pray for me n my kids.
Again today I got an answer to my situation under which I was going through, This article has reinforced in me to be patient and leaving all into Allah’s decisions and decrees.
May Allah guide all of us , Pls pray for me n my family.
Thank you so much for nice article. We all need to learn how to be patience in difficult time and be humble all the time. Allah help all of us. Very heart touching story…
Assalaamu alai kum aah my first mail from your site and what a lesson not only one but many other lessons to derive from the story jaza kal lah
Masha-Allah, This is a wonderful one may Allah SWT increase for faith and patience into our heart.
thank you so much. It gaves me mor patience and power .
jazakallah it just proves that Allah Ta”ala knows what is best for us…We just need to be patient 7 will get what is destined for us…inshallah…
Jazakumullahu khairan for this very inspirational article. Please do keep sending me more inshaAllah. It is very beneficial to me because i am sharing it to all my family and friends as well as to my fellow workers of Da’wah I am a Da’eeyah ( Islamic Propagator) and this will help me a lot in conveying to them the true essence of patience. May Allah guide us all to the straight path. Ameen.
Jazakallah may Allah make our reason stronger than our desires and make us more patient Insha Allah
Mashallah great article keep up the good work
i loved it so much thanks !!!!
Jazakallahu khairan for such enlightening story.
Alhamdulillah it is realy eye & heart opening
Jazak Allah khair.
This post applies to me at present. Alhamdulillah for making us muslims
I can say how i will give thnx to you, because this message has come at the approprate time. By this, all Glory be to Almighty Allah, who make this article next to me, this immedate solve my big problem.see! This Sure for you “Jannat firdoz” Amen. Allah will help me, to continue blessing you nd be incressing your knowledge. This prayer, for my Muslim brother and sister, who intend to do this, to help Islam. Jazakallah kahira. Amen
Jazak ALLAhukhair for sending this inspirational article.Please include me and all the reverts in your dua’s that we may have more patience to face all the difficulties as we go on our way to the very right path..:-)
Anything Happening good or bad to us, is due to Allah’s will & & his mercy, we should accept whole heartedly & wel come everthing, May Allah reserves the best thing for us in future.
A great lesson indeed full of wisdom. Thanks to Iqrasense team. Wishing you continuous guidance from Allah
a good lesson that we as Muslims, easily tend to forget in this day and age, sad to say, may Allah tallah bless his forgiveness and mercy upon us and guide to they straight and narrow. ameen
Dear Brothers in ISLAM,
I thought that some one organizer of this article was with me & writing back the advice .I felt what the article was referring to was me.There is up and downs in our life .When I read that every people who are commenting on here have at least some sorts of test Alhamdullilah there would be the good Allah has thought behind our test.So every Bad things we encounter in our daily life may not really be bad & good may not be really good .It is only Allah who turns the Bad to good & good to bad.So muslim brothers,your Articles will give life to live subri.May Allah reward you with the highest stage jennah,jenatal firdows.
thanks for posting such an awesome article………… I read this article in a situation, where it need to be read……
Alhamdulillah. May Allah bless IQRA SENSE for spreading this important and educative message to our Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah continue to protect our Faith.
My wife and I divorced yesterday. The woman I had hoped to share my life with until our final days in this world. I had visions of us tending to one or the other in our death bed, along with so many other dreams of sharing, learning and experiencing in this life and hoping to reside in the eternal life with one another. I tried to diswade her for months, even up until we took the stand yesterday in court. She fearcely resisted changing her mind. Not even the crys of our beautiful 3 yr. old son for her to move back home were enough for her to humble herself. Yes, during the most hurtful or trying times of our life is a lesson to be learned. We truly do not always know what is good for us or what may be bad for us, Allah(swt) is the only one whom can see foreward. She has rid her hijab, lives a lifestyle completely opposite from a year ago and much worse! May Allah(swt) guide, strengthen and protect my son. May He(swt) give me continued patience and understanding. May He(swt) forgive her and help her find her way back to the straight path. Ameen.
Allahu Akbar! May Allah increase our understanding, expand our breast and give us right companions who would remind us on Allah’s decree and predestination.
Indeed the article is recommended for reading many times over. Each time it is read it solidifies ones hope in Allah. Any Muslim who might have experienced a checkered life in this world will testify to my assertion. Brother! May you be rewarded abundantly. Ameen
Thanks 4 the great reminder. O Allah! Make us among Your patiant servants Allahuma Ameen… And every Muslim should pray 4 the Muslim ummah at large bcz every1 is experiencing a difficult time
Indeed a very inspiring article….really good one…Got answer for my disappointments…May we All have no desires and only reasoning which will help us to seek more patience in our life, so that we can accept all what Allah has decided for us….
Thank you.. May Almighty Allah guide us all.. We all need to hear such beautiful yet so simple thoughts often.. Its motivational n surely would help us to think beyond are limitations.
my heart is filled with pain n left no place for patience. I know I cannot change anything, but I don’t know how I change myself to become like a stone that has no feelings. I really want a heart filled with patience and with no other feeling at all. Specially I do not want to feel and desire anything for myself.
Absolutely only God will know what is good for you and what is bad for you, Yes he put you in a trials to wakeup you during your life but never put a pressure that you cannot afford he knows your capacity he give you the way to find the peace in your life just try to close yourself with him he love you the way you love him.
Patience is what a muslim should imbibe in to get nearer to his architect i.e (Allahu subhanahu wata’ala)
jazakkAllah..I and all the Muslims need this a lot.Thank you a lot for the great contribution…
What a brilliant piece. After thinking I had lost everything, I am realising through my faith in Allah (before reading this article) that that thing that happened, that I thought was so bad, was the best thing that happened for me. If that thing had happened, I know it would have been wrong for me.
Allah knows what it best for us, even when we find his decree painful and senseless. Faith and patience in Allah is what I pray for each day.
ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKATUHU
JAZAK ALLAH KHAIRAN!ALLAH SUBHANO WATA AALA is with those,who have faith,on SIRATE MUSTAQEEM,who have patience,who restrain from all evil and do good to others according to their capability.The foremost people who need you are your parents,weather one or both are alive and are old.May ALLAH SUBHANO WATA AALA always keep each one of us as beloved servants in this world and the next AAMEEN.
ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WARAHMATULLH WABARAKATUHU
The message on reason and desires is indeed very forceful, reason can, as a matter of fact elevates a man to the rank of an angel, and desires can lower his status to the rank of animals. we should all take cognizance of this message. Jazak Allah
Jazaakumullaahu khayran, a well packed and must read article
There’s no doubt, this another educative epistle that teaches emotional intelligence in line with Sharia’ah.
May Allah reward you abundantly.