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The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A man is upon the religion of his friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.” (Jami at-Tirmidhi)

We are very heavily influenced by the company we keep. Slowly and without us noticing, though perhaps others might, we adopt the thinking, habits, beliefs, mannerisms and lifestyle of our friends. So it is therefore crucial that we choose friends who will remind us of Allah (swt), keep us on the right path. They should be people we can learn from, people we respect and admire.  People we will also help to improve on a daily basis. 

Nowadays we think a friend is someone who will support you no matter what.  Because that’s what society tells us a friend should be. It’s what we see on Friends, and 90210. But when you make a choice that you later realize was a big mistake, don’t you feel even the slightest bit upset that your friend didn’t warn you or tell you that it wasn’t such a good idea? When our friends ‘support’ us through bad decisions and keep quiet, we think ‘oh what great friends I have, being our backbone’ but in reality; not only are they not doing you any good, but they are harming you. They don’t let you distinguish between right and wrong. They make you think that whatever you choose to do is the right thing. You will then pick up on what they believe is right and adopt their habits and their lifestyle, and you might end up going down the wrong path in life. Would you call that a good friend?

Remember that a friend is someone who might not always tell you what you want to hear. Yep, that’s right, it might hurt at times, but  that’s exactly how you know they genuinely care for you and are helping you to stay on the Sunnah.

Surround yourself with people who you know are trying their best to stay on the right path. People who love Allah (swt), people whose goal is to reach Jannah. You will start to pick up on their good habits, do the good deeds that they do, love Allah (swt) too and have the common goal to enter Jannah InshAllah.

Be upon the religion of these friends.

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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his, and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer: For if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (Allah), thus there is good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (enduring it patiently), there is good for him in it.”-  (Muslim)

 Non believers and some believers nowadays only consider themselves fortunate if they are wealthy, healthy and don’t have any problems (which is never or rare!) But for a true believer who has trust and hope in Allah (subhanahu wa ta3ala) is lucky all of the time. 

When life is going well for us, we can be thankful to Allah (swt) for it is He who has given us the blessing. And when life is on rocky grounds, there is good in it too. There are many benefits from hardships that I can think of –

  • We learn to be patient and Allah (swt) loves patience
  • We appreciate that Allah (swt) has only given us this hardship because He knows we can handle it and grow stronger
  • Allah (swt) expiates some of our sins from every hardship or struggle we go through
  • We put our trust and hope in Allah (swt) to get us through and know that Allah will give us something better in this life or in the Akhira InshAllah
  • We deal with our problems in the best way possible, with peace of mind and heart
In all circumstances of our life, we are truly blessed and lucky. He really is the Most Merciful and Most Gracious. Alhamdulilah.

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Iqra

Iqra (read) was the first word to be revealed for a reason.

Keep reading Quran. Keep reading books and anything beneficial =)

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Don’t lose heart.

If you’re facing an obstacle or hardship, remember Allah(swt) is with you.

Keep going =)

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What is putting trust (tawakkul) in Allah?

It is when we completely rely on Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) in all our matters, whether it is big or small. It is an important part of our faith as Muslims, and it’s also one of the most amazing feelings, as there is so much comfort in it.

When life gets a bit too overwhelming, we try our best, but we can leave the rest to Allah because we know we have done what we can, and that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will take care of the rest and whatever He wills will be.

If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah, then let believers put their trust. (Quran 3:160)

When we put our trust in Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), we can most certainly feel that He responds to this tawakkul. Maybe you’ve felt it before? If you have ever been through a difficult time in your life and you decided to leave it Allah and you knew you can rely on Him to get you through it, you may have found that not only did you get through it but Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) provided you with a better solution to your problem, or made it easier for you to deal with than you had originally thought possible.

Whoever puts his trust in Allah, He will be enough for him, Allah always achieves His aim (Quran 65:2,3)

Along with this trust, is the knowledge that Allah (subahana wa ta’ala) will never impose on us more than we can handle.

Allah does not burden anyone, except with something within its capacity; beneficial for it is the virtue it earned, and harmful for it is the evil it earned (Quran 2:286)

We should remember that when misfortune comes our way, it may be because of our own shortcomings, because Allah (subhana wa ta’ala ) does not wrong us even in the slightest. The difficulty or misfortune is from His Mercy as He wishes to purify us of some of our sins, so we should be thankful, rather than distressed. And even in this difficulty, if we put our trust in Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) He will help us through it.

This way, we become strong and able to deal with obstacles and difficulties that come our way because we know we have Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) to turn to, and this is what keeps our heart at ease subhanAllah wal-hamdulilah!

Let’s remember to say ‘Tawakeltu 3alAllah’ (I put my trust in Allah) InshAllah with all our matters and concerns, whatever the size and keep our hearts and minds at peace.

If you have felt Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) respond to your Tawakkul in some way then please share your story with us in the comments below, or on our Facebook or Twitter!

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