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RAMADAN SESSION: LIFE TESTS

QURAN 29:2-3 QURAN 67-2 QURAN 2-155

Life tests can come in different aspects, especially in ways we least expected. It can be loss of life or property, job, money or loved ones or a great dissapointment one least expected, bad or dangerous things happening to good people and so on.

When things like this happens, it is best to believe and know that it comes from Allah. He is the supreme and ruler of all, He causes a lot to happen, good or bad but it is best we know that when Allah tests man, He love such person so much that He wants to test the faith of such man.

Allah does this by testing our Iman, how strong our faith Is and how we will scale through it. it is indeed a blessing that we believe He is the one and only, the beginning and the end.

when we are faced with life tests, its better we take several lessons from it:

We should stay strong in Iman and know that whatever befalls man is from Allah. it is better we thank Allah, make Dua, than being sad or question Allah for whatever befalls us.

Quran 29-2-3

قَبۡلِهِمۡ​ فَلَيَـعۡلَمَنَّ اللّٰهُ الَّذِيۡنَ صَدَقُوۡا وَلَيَعۡلَمَنَّ الۡكٰذِبِيۡنَ‏ ﴿29:3﴾

(29:2) Do people think that they will be let go merely by saying: “We believe,” and that they will not be tested,1

 (29:3) for We indeed tested those who went before them?2 Allah will most certainly ascertain3those who spoke the truth and those who lied.

That we are tested is always a blessing in disguise. Only the strong hearted, the one that holds on to the faith of Allah, will be able to know this. We are sometimes kept away from bad acts or sins by loosing things or being so dear to us because Allah wants to replace it with something better.

Quran 2:155

2:155

And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,

Quran 67:2

67:2

Sahih International

[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving –

It is stated that we should have strong faith and Iman to be Abel to scale through life test. Allah test those he love, He give victory to those, He loves guide, protects and lead aright those He love.

May we all be blessed in the Ramadan.

Ameen.


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