The Wisdom Behind Calamities

Disasters are facts of life and they are not meaningless. If we try to read the messages that they convey to us, we may receive the wisdom behind them. وَاتَّقُواْ فِتْنَةً لاَّ تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنكُمْ خَآصَّةً وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَاب “And fear a trial which will not strike those who have wronged among you exclusively, and know that Allah is severe in penalty.” (Anfal, 8:25) لو أن عبادي أطاعوني لأسقيتهم المطر بالليل ، وأطلعت عليهم الشمس بالنهار ، ولم أسمعهم صوت الرعد “If My servants were to obey…

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Nothing is Coincidence; There is a Wisdom Behind Everything!

Every day many things happen in our lives and these happenings affect and change our lives, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Sometimes, we lose the track of time and ourselves, we find ourselves in situations impossible to escape. We say, “Why did this happen to me? Why me?” And sometimes we think that all the disasters and bad things find us. Most probably you are familiar with the saying which is popular with young people: “When everything is coming your way, maybe you are in the wrong lane.”…

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Wisdom in the Specified Times of the Five Daily Prayers

Performing Salat five times a day has been designated by the Quran and Sunnah. Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam. As the fact that Salah is fardh is a command of Qur’an and Sunnah, it’s being five times a day has also been designated by the Qur’an and Sunnah. “Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.”1 There are many verses referring to the times of Salah in the Qur’an. “So glorify Allah [above all that (evil) they associate with Him (O believers)], when…

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Pearls of Wisdom in Hajj

Hajj in Islam is fardh (compulsory) for every Muslim who is capable of and can afford it. Allah (SWT) orders in the Qur’an as follows, “Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah, – those who can afford the journey”. The phrase “can afford” in the verse shows that the hajj is fardh, unlike salat, only for those who are healthy enough and can finance it to do. That is one of the clear and nice examples of Divine Mercy’s preserving the believers from difficulties as indicated in the…

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