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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.

Verily With Hardship Comes Ease

Verily With Hardship Comes Ease

This aya in the Quran should bring great hope to us all. We all go through hard times throughout our lives so we do need hope that it is not everlasting. This surah brings that hope to us. Nouman Ali Khan discusses the meaning in verily with hardship comes ease.

Whenever You Are Afflicted, Say These 4 Powerful Du’as

In rough times, and in times when we feel all is lost, du’a is usually what we think as “our last weapon”. In fact, du’a is among the strongest of resources that a believer has. These du’as are those that were made in times of difficulty and uncertainty…

5 Verses That Light Our Dark Days

5 Verses That Light Our Dark Days

Is it not that merely months ago you were lost? Is it not that there was a time when you were seeking and He brought you from darkness into light? If you have been unjustly treated, read the story of Joseph.

Why Does Allah Decree Suffering and Hardship?

Hardships make us turn to God in times when we do not. On the flip-side, it is important to remember that ease itself is also a test. Islam came to help us balance life in both ease and hardship.

Happiness Is… (Folder)

What makes you really happy in this life? Your big house, career, money, family…? We can find happiness in everything around us but happiness in this world is temporary and quickly passing. In Islam, real happiness is found in bonding with our creator, worshiping Him, and being grateful to Him.

How Can I Give My Kids A Blessed Life?

Peace be upon you dear reader, Thank you so much for sending in your question. We ask Allah to relieve your suffering and ease your affairs and grant you the best rewards in this life and the eternal hereafter.  We encourage you to read this answer for more context regarding the first part of your …

What Do We Tell Our Daughters About Trump?

Wa ‘alaikumus-salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh Nazeera, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. First of all, I extend my dua to you and your family and all of those experiencing great turmoil and difficulty in these times. May Allah grant you all ease and comfort, and protect you from the trials and …

How to Face A Trump Presidency Without Losing Faith? Part 1

Salam Alaykum Dear brother, Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. I wanted to share the following verses for your contemplation before we start discussing the answer. {Those to whom hypocrites said, “Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear …

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