Testing Times

A child in grade 1 will prepare for exams at the end of the year. The same applies to a grade 3 student and a university student. Even an accountant who is training to become a chartered accountant must sit a set of exams first. Naturally, they will all feel their exam is the hardest one. But in reality, they are all made challenging according to the age and ability of the students.

Likewise, this world is a test. Allah tests us all differently in accordance to our ability. If we focus on the tests, life can become depressing. Don’t do this. Train yourself to look at life through the lens of the hereafter, for every pain leads to forgiveness, every second of patience is a step closer to Jannah and every struggle cleanses our hearts.

Allah will say on the Day of Judgment, ‘O Son of Adam, I was sick but you did not visit Me.’ He will say, ‘My Lord, How could I visit You when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’ Allah will respond, ‘Did you not know that one of My servants was sick and you didn’t visit him? If you had visited him you would have found Me there.’

That is how close Allah is to the one tested with illness. Therefore, do not despair by worrying about the future. Trials will always continue but choose to focus on the present, be patient and regular in prayer. Live a life you are not ashamed to call your own on the Day of Judgement. Stay committed to deen no matter what happens and Allah will bless you, forgive you, reward you, and elevate you. May Allah make it easy, Aameen.

— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله

Above is an extract from Hazrat’s talk on 1/10/18. To listen to the full talk, please click here.

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