Difficulties: Why always me?

Rasul’Allah ﷺ  said, This Ummah of mine, is an Ummah who has been granted mercy! There is no punishment for them in the Hereafter but rather their punishment is only in this world through fitnahs, tribulations and being killed.

 This shows that our difficulties in this world are none but a mercy from Allah.  [Via Ustadh Abdus Shakur]

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Verily Allah ordains what He intends.

Allah ordains what He intends (to ordain) and then brings to pass His intention (irādah) and His will (mashīʾah). Then he who is content with His ordinance is at ease and has been guided to the way of his good conduct; while he who resents His ordinance nevertheless must undergo it, but has in it resentment and disgrace.
— Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq  رحمه الله


If you want to hear the best convert story ever then read the Quran! 

Surah Al-Jinn is an intimate story of a jinn who explains how life was before Islam and some of the false beliefs he had. He further goes on to express his total conviction of Islam. Completely heart moving; read, listen and reflect oh Believers!

- Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks

Don’t put evil eye on my blog. okay? :P nah nah jk but seriously All praises be to Allah alone.

Expecting good from Allah.

According to a beautiful hadith, the Prophet ﷺ said that on the Last Day, when the last two souls are brought forth before God, they are both condemned to hell. As the angels escort them to their final fiery abode, one of them wistfully looks back. Thereupon, God commands the angels to bring him back and asks the man why he turned back. The man replies, “I was expecting something else from you.” God responds, commanding the angels, “Take him to My Garden.” 

It is our expectation of God that determines where we are. This points up the need for thinking well not only of God but also of God’s creation, despite the fact that we are all messy, imperfect works in progress, struggling along in this journey.

— Via - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf