Tests, Trials and Tribulations In Life. Aug 23, 2019 20:52:30 GMT
Post by yusuf on Aug 23, 2019 20:52:30 GMT
In the second ayat of Surat Mulk of the Holy Qur'an (67:2), Allah Ta'ala says:--
"(He) who created death and life to test you [that you may] which
of you is best in deeds."
Allah Ta'ala checks all humanity..... every single human being to see who is going to do the best of deeds, the best of works. Looking at trials and tribulations that we go through everyday, most of it is suffering in physical forms: illness, diseases- or spiritual: Allah can take away one's mind, intellect or other things can severely be tested on your family and/or finances. In these tests and trials, we have to succeed. How can we succeed?
If we do good works in these tests/trials and tribulations, then Allah Ta'ala is pleased us... that is if we turn our tests or sufferings into a pleasure of our Lord. And in this regards, the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, told us how to get at that in his Hadith, where Mu'az bin Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet alaihi salaat was-salaam said:--
"The keys to Paradise are Witnessing that La-ilaha illallah
(there is no god but Allah)" [Ahmad]
So, the keys to Paradise is to say/recite La-ilaha illallah. When somebody attains the pleasure of their Lord, they go to Jannah. When we are going through a difficult situation at hand and we pull ourselves together and say: 'La ilaha illallah', what are we thinking?... by reciting that beautiful Kalima, we acknowledge that He is The One in full control, we are saying: 'O My Lord, You are our God, the One in full control, La ilaha illallah.. I cannot do anything.'
Indeed, "Nothing is hidden from your Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom
on the Earth or in Heaven"(10:61)
Here, Allah is saying: "Nothing escapes Me"! not even the weight of an atom in Heavens and on Earth. So when we say: 'La ilaha illallah' during a test or a trial, we are really saying: 'O our Lord, nothing escapes You. You are hearing, seeing and knowing what I am going through and I want Your Pleasure; so if You deem this necessary for this to happen to me, I am submitting!
And of course, when we recite, 'LA ILAHA ILLALLAH' in the middle of a disaster, we enter the Fort of Allah Ta'ala, as the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, told us that in a Hadith-Qudsi:-
"Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says La-ilaha illallah is My Fortress; whoever enters My Fortress
is safe from My Punishment." (Ibn Najjar).