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Why Allah Takes Away Or Withholds

Why Allah Takes Away Or Withholds by Omar Suleiman
Why does Allah take things away from people that He loves, why does Allah take something away from you out of love for you and that's a really difficult concept to grasp with a really difficult question to grasp with. But to build up to that there's the narration from the Prophet (SAW) which is the most extensive in terms of how we understand or process hardship in which the Prophet (SAW) said,

"When Allah wants good for his servants then he hastens his hardships for him in this world and when Allah wants bad for his servants then He withholds the consequences of his bad or the consequences of his sins until he appears before Him on The Day of Judgment"
The prophets (SAW) continued and he says,

"The greater reward comes with the greater the trial"
So the greater the hardship is, the greater the potential of reward, because it's not assumed that you're going to be rewarded just because you are tested, s…

A Message From Iblis The Devil

A Message From Iblis The Devil by Nouman Ali Khan
That straight path of yours that you think they're (Believers) going to walk on, I'm gonna sit there waiting for ambush, "I swear, I will sit, I will sit I will sit", and 'Qa'dha' in Arabic is to sit for a long time, "Even if nobody shows up I'll sit there waiting and I'll stay awake waiting".

You know sometimes people say and they go to sleep, in 'Ku'ud' you can't sleep, in 'Julus' you can sleep, so right now this is 'Julus' for some of you. He's up and alert waiting to attack on the 'Siratal Mustaqeem' (Straight Path), what does that mean? That the moment you start going on this path (Straight Path), that's where he's going to attack. He will not get in your way on the way to the club, he'll say "Go, I got other clients now, this one's already sold, this sales have already been made, I need to come into the 'Masjid',…

How To Overcome All Problems Through Islam

How To Overcome All Problems Through Islam by Imran Hussein
Assalamu'alaikum brothers sisters, friends and everybody else, welcome to soul revolution. In this episode we're gonna be looking at a very powerful verse in the Qur'an in chapter 2 verse 286 the beginning of this verse, what God basically tells us that He does not burden a soul with more than it can bear or more than it can deal with. Now this verse when you reflect upon and you understand this, you realize a few things.

Number one it gives you this peace of mind knowing that throughout this entire life you're not going to face a situation that you cannot deal with. Anything that happens to you, you will be able to deal with it because that trials, that tests, will be specifically designed for you knowing your character, knowing who you are, your personality, and that you are capable of dealing with it. So it gives you that peace of mind.

Secondly if you are going through something right now and that's the n…

Dua For A Good Ending In Life

'Dua' (Prayer) For A Good Ending In Life by Omar Suleiman
You might have noticed that there is a trend of asking Allah for a good ending and because the Prophet (SAW) himself taught us to always ask Allah for a good ending, that we should have a good ending because that you have your high points and your low points, and you don't want Allah to send the angel of death to you while you're at a low point.

So there are many ways to ask Allah for a good ending, but if you've been around dying righteous people, you'd notice that in the last day of their lives that it's almost as if they were informed and they had a feeling that they were going to die, and that's something that you feel and it's not something that can be explained. It's not that there's any sort of explicit communication to people but there's a feeling, and and that's something that was narrated on behalf of many of the 'Salifs', many of the pious predecessors.

This pa…

The Day of Zina Haram Activity (Valentine's Day)

The Day of Zina Haram Activity (Valentine's Day) by Abdul Hakim Quick
What is also interesting for us to remember, is that after January, in February, that somewhere around the middle of February there was a celebration that was known by the ancient Romans as the Lupercalia, and the Lupercalia was a ceremonial, Luper means wolf and they depicted a wolf chasing a little girl, and so they had a ceremony, I'm not making this up by the way, if you want to, you can look this up, if you don't believe me go to the encyclopedia right after we're finished, a children's encyclopedia, look up Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas and Halloween, and you'll find everything I'm talking about, you want to go deeper into it go on the Internet, look up the pagan roots of all of these holidays.

And so the Lupercalia was the celebration of the wolf, and the authorities there would gather together young people, and they would put their names into a box, men and women, and they …

The Scariest Part About Judgement Day In Islam

The Scariest Part About Judgement Day In Islam by Nouman Ali Khan
Today I'm going to share to you three Ayat (Verse), and the point of these three Ayat (Verse) is to illustrate how in a very subtle way Allah is telling us the scariest part of Judgment Day. Generally the expression
"Until they come to it"that's the expression, now "it" is hell fire in front of them, they arrive at heaven in front of them, they arrive at judgement in front of them, in three of the cases that I'm describing to you, all three of them, this is actually hell fire being described, they approach at the very edge of hell fire. Until the very moment they approach it, they arrive at it, their hearing, their eyes and their skin will start testifying against them about what they used to do, That's one Ayat (Verse).

Another Ayat (Verse)
"Until he comes to Us"meaning not to hell fire but he approaches Allah, he comes before Allah, and he says
"Oh, if only there was huge …

The Only Man That Died In The Heavens - Islamic Knowledge

The Only Man That Died In The Heavens - Islamic Knowledge by Omar Suleiman
Idrees (AS), who is Enoch, the son of Sheeth (AS), the grandson of Adam (AS), and Idrees (AS) what you can take from the narrations about him is that he's a man with high ambitions, he's very prone to calling people to good and forbidding evil, the first one to write with a pen, and so on and so forth, a person who loves Dawah (Calling to The One True God).

There's a very famous narration about Idrees (AS), that Idrees (AS) wanted to know how much time he has left. Why did he want to know how much time he has left? Because for people, for most people it's that you want to party it up until the last day, like if you know the date of your death, well okay, you know I'm gonna party it up and then on that day, Tawbah (Repentance), right?, just have it on your calendar, repent then die, right?, it doesn't work that way, right? Is that why Idrees (AS) wanted to know the date of his death? No. Id…

Adam Asks Allah A Very Wise Question

Adam Asks Allah A Very Wise Question by Yusha Evans
There was a very beautiful conversation that reminds me of this Verse (Qur'an 7:23) and I'll be brief, that took place between Adam (AS) and Allah (SWT), and Ibn Kathir records this in his tafsir of these Verses. He says that when Adam (AS) was being taken away from this Garden (Heaven), he asked Allah (SWT) a few questions. Number one he said my Lord did you not create me with Your own two hands? And Allah said yes. He (Adam) said did You not breathe into me The Breath of Life and cause me to live? And Allah said yes. Did You not when I sneezed, say Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah have Mercy on you), yes I did say that. Then Adam asked a very wise question to Allah that explains us, when You Created me and You Placed me in that Garden, and You tell me not to eat from that Tree, didn't You already know I was going to eat from it?

You see Adam understood that Allah knew before creating anything, that He was going to create Adam, H…

Fear Nothing But Allah

Fear Nothing But Allah by Omar Suleiman
Fear, fear is a very interesting emotion, it can motivate or it can paralyze, it could be productive or it can be destructive, depending on who you fear, why you fear and what your fear. That fear is either praised in the Qur'an or it is looked down upon, when it becomes paralyzing and destructive and leads you to nowhere but despair. And unless you have that hope to balance you out, there's no way that, that fear could possibly be productive because the default of fear is that it is a paralyzing emotion. It needs hope in order for it to be productive.

I want you to picture this scene in Madinah, and this Hadith sends shivers down my spine because I always think about it, when I think about the quality of fearlessness that we take from the Prophet (SAW). Anas Ibn Malik (RA) as he usually did when he would reflect on the life of the Prophet (SAW) described a beautiful quality of the Prophet (SAW) and then a manifestation of that beautiful q…

How To Recover From Emotional Pain An Islamic Reminder

How To Recover From Emotional Pain An Islamic Reminder by Nouman Ali KhanAnd this is Suratul Al-Qasas, one of my favorite Ayat (Verse) of this Surah, talking about the mother of Musa (AS). I picked this Ayat (Verse) because it's very close to my heart for many reasons and most important of which is, all human beings will suffer emotionally traumatizing experiences. We're going to be hurt because of loved ones, because of loss of loved ones, because of sickness, because of the pain that the loved ones will cause us like the hurtful things that our parents will say to us or we will say to our parents or our children will say to us or the wife and husband will say to each other or friends will say to each other, and we're going to go through traumatic experiences in life like job loss or home loss or even worse. How many people living really horrific situations that we can't imagine suffering. Children going through things that I can't imagine my children even close t…

Amazing Story Of A Poor Family In Islam

Amazing Story Of A Poor Family In Islam by Ali Hammuda
And one of the most remarkable stories Ya ikhwaani (brothers), I've heard with this regards, it's a story of a woman who lives in the city of Mansourah, in Eygpt, a lady who said "I came from a very poor family....' and her husband was absent for one reason or another, and she said 'My daughter became very ill, one particular evening she began to fever like never before and I could do nothing for her, I have no money for food, we spent that evening hungry, let alone buy her medication, and I would pray two raka'ats to Allah Almighty and call upon him, and attend to my daughter. I pray and call and place my trust in Him and attend my daughter'. And the hours would pass as it was now midnight, 12 o'clock in the morning, then they heard a knock on the door. 'Who is it?', 'it's the doctor', it's the doctor. So the lady puts on he hijab, she opened the door, 'Assalamu Alaikum&…

The Most Valuable Thing To Allah

The Most Valuable Thing To Allah by Nouman Ali khan
What we're going to talk about first of all is the American Dream, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I'm going to start with the pursuit of happiness and I'm going to tell you that even though that's an incredible notion, and the founding fathers of this nation had something really genuine in mind, I was really peculiar, really estranged actually to find that The Quran does not talk about the pursuit of happiness. It's pretty shocking, I'm trying to figure this thing out for fifteen years now, trying to find where is the pursuit of happiness in the Quran. Allah doesn't talk about it. He doesn't. And it made me wonder why is this such a fundamental crux of modern society people just want to be happy and Allah is not talking about it. The Quran does not explicitly talk about the pursuit of happiness. It's interesting that The Quran and the highest thing It talks about is contentment. Content…

Allah's Reason For Changing The Qiblah

Allah's Reason For Changing The Qiblah by Nouman Ali Khan
The prophet SAW used to prefer praying so that he would be facing Ka'bah, the House built by his father Ibrahim (AS), and then at the same time be facing Aqsa. This way he could face both Houses at the same time. When he moved to Madinah that was impossible, because if you are going to face Makkah, your back will be to Aqsa, if you are going to face Aqsa, your back will be to Makkah, you can't face both at the same time. He couldn't line them up together anymore cause now he is in between. He is in between both of those locations.

It really used to hurt his feelings. It used to hurt his feelings that he has to turn his back to the House built by his father Ibrahim (AS), and by the way, our father Ibrahim (AS). And it used to hurt his feelings that he's not showing the due respect to the House built by his father that he made so much Du'a (Pray) on.

He doesn't complain to Allah. He doesn't tell Allah…

When Allah Removes His Veil

When Allah Removes His Veil by Bilal Assad
My dear sisters and brothers in Islam, so now you're taken away by this beauty and all this, and you've forgotten about something which is the most important, and the most beautiful gift that the Believers are given, because everything is so beautiful, there's one Hadith that says:

"The last man who enters paradise, he sees a light coming down from above and he thinks it's Allah"
but it's actually his wife, really? That's how beautiful you are. And then someone calls out to come to a gathering place, you all gather and sit in different positions, some people first class, second class, in fact in the Hadith it says that you look at the people of higher superiority like the way you see stars here, because of their good actions, and everybody's sitting there and there's no obstacles in front of you, suddenly you hear Someone and He says to you:

"My servants (or my worshippers), are you pleased? And we …

Put Your Trust In Allah Alone Islamic Reminder

Put Your Trust In Allah Alone by Ali Hammuda
Certain circumstances that a Muslim needs to place his trust in Allah more than others. A Muslim is to plug Tawakkul (Trust in Allah) in his endeavors to achieve everything pertaining to the good of Dunya (world) and Akhira (Hereafter). However, there are certain circumstances where a Muslim needs to have extra reliance upon Allah, as was mentioned by Al-Fairuzabadi and others, and he mentioned a few of them and I will quote seven.

The first circumstance where a Muslim needs to have extra Tawakkul (Trust in Allah) upon his Creator and insure that his reliance upon Allah is full, when you exit from your home. When you exit from your home, know very well that Allah is going to Assist you to fulfill your good endeavors. As Abi Dawud narrates in his Sunan of the authority of Anas, that the Prophet SAW said:

"When a man goes out of his house, he should say the following Dua' (Pray), Bismillah, I place my trust upon Allah and there is no p…