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Stop Striving for Perfection – That’s for Paradise

Has your life been a series of ups and downs? Have you ever found yourself going around living your best life then POW, a serious problem hits you? Perhaps you lose a job or the car breaks down. Maybe you made a mistake, even the same mistake over again.

Every single one of us have faced hardships and have made mistakes. Guess what? We are supposed to. Allah the Almighty tells us in the Quran

{Do people think they will be left alone after saying ‘We believe’ without being put to the test?} (Al-`Ankabut 29:2)

All of us are being tested. This life we are living is a test. Life is incomplete without mistakes and hardships! 

Striving for Perfection

Perfection only comes in Paradise. No tests, no hardships, no anxiety or stress….this is reserved for Paradise.

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We struggle so much with hardships because we want to live a ‘perfect’ life. We want to have the perfect marriage, the most perfect child, be a perfect parent and have the perfect career. 

When we don’t achieve perfection, we are left despondent and depressed. But this hardship you’re facing is from Allah. We are vulnerable humans who make mistakes.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Every son of Adam makes mistakes, and the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent.” (At-Tirmidhi)

Be perfect in what you do after you make a mistake, turn back to Allah. He knows about your mistake and He wants you to turn to Him in repentance.

Take a few moments to listen to Sheikh Yaser Birjas. He shares how recognizing the hardships in our life as tests from Allah Almighty, can help us reduce stress when they inevitably come. 

Source: MASICNAConvention