When things do not conform to plan, we feel that we have been abandoned and that the promises of aid missed us. Far from abandonment, the ‘delay’ in aid could be because the threshold of effort that Allāh expects is yet to be reached, although one may be only a few more inches away from it.
Author: Shaykh Ali Hammuda
Your small boat may be able to take you to the edge of an ocean, but it cannot make you sail through it. Similarly, your mind may guide you to the Oneness of Allāh, but never will it be able to fully encompass His wisdom and endless subtleties upon you.
Cast aside every weak and helpless mortal and instead cast your eyes towards the Maker of them all.
Realise who you are: a dignified human being and a servant of Al-Karīm, a name of which one of the meanings is the Honoured One.
Sh Ali Hammuda introduces a new collaborative series with Dr Uthman Lateef, Ust Fatima Barkatulla, Sh Bilal Ismail, Moazzam Begg, Dilly Hussain, and many more on a very important theme
“As harsh as this may sound, and as politically incorrect as it may be, I have full confidence and no hesitation in stating that whoever claims to be a Muslim, acknowledges Allāh as His Maker and Provider, and has an interest in being safe on the Day of Reckoning, yet still neglects the prayer, then that person is an evil person.”
“O Ḥalīm, you have been so forbearing towards me. Never deprive me of it, for my life cannot function for a single second without it.”
Trust Him, be content with Him, and watch how you will live in bliss with Him.
How do you live in a life that has been so harshly denounced by its Maker? It’s not as it may first seem…
There are four distinct categories of people in times of ease and hardship. Which of the four do you fit in?