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Does Suffering Bring You Closer to God?

Does Hardship Bring You Closer to God?

Adversity is a blessing in disguise from Allah because in those moments where everywhere we look around us, we don’t see anything that remotely looks like hope, happiness, or success. Our intelligence increases our minds become purer, and we learn what life is truly about.

10 Benefits of Asking God’s Forgiveness

10 Benefits of Asking God’s Forgiveness

As for the effect that beseeching Allah’s forgiveness has on our fears, worries, and difficulties, one thing all rational people from all nations and faith traditions agree upon is that sins and corruption cause anxiety, fear, and depression, as well as diseases of the heart.

More Than We Can Bear: Facing Tests as Muslims

More Than We Can Bear: Facing Tests as Muslims

Faced with tragedy people respond in different ways: falling into depression, feeling angry, or even questioning how Allah could allow this to happen to us. “What have we done to deserve this?” we ask.

When Hardship Afflicts A Believer.

We will all be tried by Allah in our wealth, health and children. The true believer will display patience when afflicted with a hardship. Powerful reminder.

How the Prophet (PBUH) Beat Difficult Times

How the Prophet (PBUH) Beat Difficult Times

Difficult times are part of Allah’s laws in this universe; they are part of the tests that people go through. They are not necessarily something evil, however. A difficulty we go through, on the contrary, could be a learning experience, a reminder, purification from sins and mistakes, a test of patience and perseverance, or all …

Patience with Hardship - The Story of Umm Salamah

Patience with Hardship - The Story of Umm Salamah

Sometimes when we’re experiencing hardships in our lives we fail to see Allah’s wisdom and mercy in the hardships. We become consumed with the hardship itself. However difficult the hardships may be, Allah always helps the believers and intends good for them.

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Why Does Allah Test Those He Loves Most?

Short Answer: Yes, God does test those people most whom he loves most. Prophets, those nearest to God, always had very difficult lives. But don’t look at everything which is painful or difficult as a test, and don’t look at happy, easy things in life as a blessing. Allah may test you with ease as much …

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Being Muslim: Will Islam Bring Me Happiness or Hardship?

Short answer: Yes and yes. The ultimate message of Islam is that only submission to Allah brings true, lasting happiness and peace. But yes, actively living as a Muslim in this world today will bring you hardship. This is a fact of life: the best, most valuable things in life are the hardest to attain, and cost …

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How Can We Cultivate Joy In The Midst of Sorrow?

Asalaamu alaykum, dear sister, Thank you for sending us this question, as it is a real struggle that many or even most people have. How can we show gratitude to Allah in the midst of so much pain and hardship? How can we find joy and peace and purpose on the days when it seems …

The Test of Ease

The Test of Ease

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that if God saved me from that tribulation, I would be anything less than a humble, grateful servant of Him. But the exact opposite has happened.



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