1. Know that everything is by Qadr of Allah
2. Remember that other people have bigger problems than you
3. Remember the death of the Prophet (pbuh), the greatest calamity the Ummah faced
4. Maybe through this trial, Allah has saved you from an even bigger trial.
5. Through this trial Allah will remove some of your sins
6. Through this trial Allah has opened up a huge world of ibadah like sabr, salah, repentance etc
7. With this trial, Allah is putting you on the path of the Prophets. It is a confirmation that Allah loves you. The more Allah loves somebody, the more he tests them.”

Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury


One day you will depart from this world and become just a memory. So live a righteous life. Show love to those you know and those you don’t know, those who treat you well and and those who don’t. Help those who are in need, whether rich or poor. Engage yourself with the people with your smile, your good character, your love. Leave behind beautiful memories so that these memories will lead their hearts to pray for you after you depart.

O Allah, we pray to you that we are not forgotten after we die. We ask you to keep our memories in the hearts of those who will live after us. We ask you Allah, in the darkness of our graves, that you give us light. O Allah have mercy on us, forgive us and raise our status the day we die.

Lesson from Umar RA’s Dua

One of Umar’s dua, radi Allah ‘anhu’, was that Allah grants him shahadah (a status with Allah normally associated to Muslims killed in battle) and, at the same time, that he die in the city of Madinah.
“O Allah, grant me shahadah in Your path, and allow my death to be in the city of Your Messenger.”

The problem was that there were no battles happening in Madinah — combatants were not fighting in Madinah. The preceding was the argument Umar’s son Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with them both, used to bring up to his father: how can you have both? Nonetheless, even though it seemingly didn’t compute, Umar still always made this Dua.

Indeed, he was killed in Fajr prayer leading the Muslims in the Prophet’s Masjid in Madinah. Allah accepted his Dua!

In his leadership, we see the importance of focus. How? See, Umar wanted to join the Muslim fighters out on the battlefields, but Umar didn’t leave his administration post in Madinah. He knew that’s where the Ummah most needed him. He poured his energy into his administration position and did it with excellence.

Another profound lesson that I love about his Dua here is that he asked for two seemingly contradictory things. But he didn’t convince himself that it couldn’t be done — he knew that anything was possible in the Hands of Allah.



Ibn Qayyim rahimahullaah said :
“Oh you of little resolve! Where do you stand upon this path? Adam found it difficult and Nuh lamented because of it, while Allaah’s Khaleel Ibraaheem was thrown into a pit of fire due to it. Isma’eel was laid upon his side ready to be sacrificed for its sake, and while upon it Yusuf was sold for a cheap price and then falsely cast into prison for many years. Zakariyah was sawed in half, and Yahya was slaughtered due to it. Ayyub suffered great distress, while Dawood cried copiously, and ‘Isaa cured the wretched poor of their diseases and walked with wild beasts due to it. And how many, how many forms of difficulty and hardship did the Messenger Muhammad (pbuh)face while proceeding upon it –YET YOU live through amusements and distractions!!!”

SubhanAllah there are sometimes in life people who we encouter who hurt our feelings by something they say or do and it sometimes causes us as individuals to be angry or hold contempt in our hearts towards them. Some of the people in our lives are EXTREMELY difficult to deal with. This can include your own mother, your father, your brother, your sister, your husband, your wife, your children or just about anyone you know. The good news is that God explains to us that He has made it this way on purpose- “We have made some of you as a test for others: Will you be patient?” Quran 25:20

” Ya Allah, I don’t know of all the challenges that my family and friends have, but You know everything.. I hear their silence, You hear their plea. I see them laughing, You see their pain and tears..I see their appearance, You see their scars in their soul, Oh Most Merciful Allah….! my prayer is that You accept all their Dua’s and keep them blessed always…” Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen….. !!