We often blame others for our problems and misfortunes.
We forget that even a leaf cannot fall down from a tree without the will of Allah.
Allah tests people in various ways. If a Muslim understands this, he will stop complaining.
Many questions come to our mind when life tests us.
The Holy Quran answers all our questions.
*1) WE ALWAYS ASK: Why was I TESTED?*
“Do men think that they will be left alone saying, ‘We believe’, and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.” [29:2-3]
*2) WE ALWAYS ASK: Why I never get what I wanted?*
“ It is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing, which is bad for you. But Allah knows, while you know not.” Surah Al-Baqarah [2:216]
*3) WE ALWAYS ASK: Why was I burdened this way?*
“Allah does not place a burden to a soul greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns."Surah Al-Baqarah [2:286] & "So verily, with every difficulty there is relief: (repeated) Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. "Surah Al-Insyirah [94:5-6]
*4) WE ALWAYS ASK: Why am I losing hope?*
"So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: For you will be superior if you are true in Faith.” Surah Al-Imran [3:139]
*5) WE ALWAYS ASK: How can I face it?*
“O you who believed! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah that you may prosper.” Surah Al-Imran[3:200] & “And seek (Allah’s) help with patient, perseverance and prayer: It is indeed hard, except to those who bring a humbly submissive (to Allah).” Surah Al-Baqarah [2:45]
*6) WE ALWAYS ASK: What do I get from all these?*
“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and properties (in exchange) for that they will have the garden (of Paradise)…” Surah At-Taubah [9:111]
*7) WE ALWAYS ASK: On whom could I depend?*
“(Allah) suffice me: there is no God but He: On Him is my trust- He the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme.” Surah At-Taaubah [9:129]
*8) WE ALWAYS ASK: But I can’t take it anymore!*
“…and never give up hope of Allah’s Soothing Mercy; truly No one despairs of Allah’s Soothing Mercy, except Those who have no faith.” Surah Yusuf [9:87] & “Despairs not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives All sins for He is Often- Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Surah Az-Zumar [39:53].
If Allah loves you more than the others, He will test you more than others! Stop asking 'Why Me?’ Instead praise Him more and more!
*MAY Allāh ﷻ Guide us in all our challenges to His Beautiful answers in
Maka bagaimana dengan kita yang belum punya hafalan? Atau kita yang hafalannya masih bolong sana-sini? Tajwidnya masih belepotan sesekali?
Maka ‘azzamkan. Tekadkan ikhlas karena Allah ta'ala. Lalu sempurnakan. Cek folder-folder di ponsel dan komputer jinjing, hapuslah musik dan rekan-rekannya. Tinggalkan semua hal sepele yang membuat kita abai dari Quran. Isi playlist kita dengan murottal Quraan. Mulai perbaiki bacaan Quran kita. Carilah guru yang bisa membimbing. Lalu menghafallah.
Mari… Sedikit demi sedikit, insya Allah, Allah akan berkahi…
Bersungguh-sungguhlah menjadi ahlul Quraan…
Jangan sekedar ingin tapi tak ada usaha…
Jangan mau jadi rugi ketika saat-saat ini tiba…
Sungguh, jangan pernah mau jadi golongan yang merugi…
Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.
Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women) has been posted at a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, dedicated to the best phrases articulating justice:
“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted”
قامت جامعة هارفارد الأمريكية بوضع آية من سورة النساء في مدخل كلية القانون. ووضعت الآية الكريمة رقم 135 من سورة النساء على الحائط المقابل للمدخل الرئيسي لكلية القانون بجامعة هارفارد، وهو حائط مخصص لأهم العبارات التي قيلت عن العدالة عبر الأزمان، ووصفت الكلية هذه الآية بأنها “أعظم عبارات العدالة في العالم وعبر التاريخ، لهذا تم ترجمتها ونشرها في الكلية”. والآية الكريمة في القرآن الكريم هي “يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ إِنْ يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَى أَنْ تَعْدِلُوا وَإِنْ تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا”.
“If it wasn't for his hope (in Allāh) of receiving an answer, he would have never asked.”
When the disbeliever sees the wrath and punishment that awaits him in his life after death – from his
place in Hellfire, to the angels of punishment — he will make a duʿāʾ related
in the following āyāt:
﴾Until, when death comes to
one of them [the disbelievers], he says, “My Lord, send me back
That I might do righteousness in that which I left behind.” No! It is only
a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are
He will beg Allāh to be returned to this life for another chance
at doing good that might protect him from the horrors he is witnessing. But of
course it will be too late then.
What struck me most is what scholars say: If it wasn’t for his
hope (in Allāh) of receiving an answer, he would have never asked.
Why then do *we* lose hope in asking Him? When every breath we
take is simply an extension of our time here to repent and do good.
For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”
– The Noble Qu'ran | Surah Al-Kafirun [109:1-6]
“It is narrated by Muslim that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to recite this Surah with Surah Al-Ikhlas in two raka'at following tawaf of the Ka'bah; it is also narrated by Muslim that he used to recite them in the two raka'at of fajr prayer; and Imam Ahmad narrates that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to recite them in the two raka'at before fajr prayer and in the two raka'at of maghrib prayer.”