Thursday, July 15, 2010

Islam and Enduring Hardship

(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, all praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger)

A-uthu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem. Bisillahir rahmanir raheem. Al hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alameen. Was salaatu was salaamu 'alaa ashrafil mursaleen. Sayidinaa wa nabi'na wamoulanaa Muhammadin wa'ala aalihee wa sahbihee wasallim.

We as Muslims have great source of information and knowledge for which we can adhere to it as a divine source of satisfaction if we understand and explore the right sources to experience the appropriate path of forgiveness and this is where you are to understand and practice the ultimate path of success and glory.

To help you understand the practical and social aspects of enduring hardship in the context of Islam it is that experience that each of us face at a point in our lives with grief, tremendous loss, materially and emotionally and tragedy which may be result of a accident, loss of a loved one, failing an examination, failure of a business or career venture which was built by your own hands or serious illness.

This is where one from another the experience and the hardship is difficult to share and this is precisely where the sense of emptiness, numbing of sense and utter despair becomes so intense that one starts to question things such as the entire purpose of existence or life. And this is where such a person is often seen as taking over stressed and fall a victim of depression for which the religion and other things become less important as the senses go numb.

For this reason Holy Quran tells us in Sura Al-Baqara, verses 155-157, Allah subhanallahu ta'ala reminds us: Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger; some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil) but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Who say when afflicted with calamity: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhir raji-oon"