Dealing with Worries & Stress
'Abdul-Bārī ibn Awad ath-Thubaytī
- Friday Sermon from the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, on 15th Dhul-Qadah 1421AH:...Let us ask the person who killed himself, what did he want to gain from perpetrating this act? Did he want -by drinking a deadly poison, burning himself or hanging himself- to escape into a world that is free from all problems?
'Abdul Muhsin Ibn Muhammad al-Qāsim
- Friday Sermon from the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, on 5th Muharram 1422AH:...The human soul does not become pure except through trials, and it is during tribulations that real men are known...Pre-destination is a test by which the truthful ones are distinguished from untruthful ones....
Do not be Weak nor Sad
'Abdul-Bārī ibn Awad ath-Thubaytī
- Tribulations that are facing the Ummah today are serious. These tribulations defy all deions. Our present situation is full of massacres that need no more explanation. [Medinah Safar 05, 1425 (March 26, 2004)]
Goodbye My Beloved
- When death hits so closely to home, to ones so young, many questions arise. For this reason we would like to speak today about this topic: How do we say goodbye?
Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi
- Dispelling anxiety is a goal upon which all nations agree from the time when the Almighty created the world until the day when this world will pass away and be followed by the Day of Judgment - and their actions are directed to this goal alone, to dispel anxiety. In the case of every other objective there will always be some people who do not desire it.
Reliance upon Allah
Abū Bakr Jābir al-Jaza'iry
A Muslim does not see reliance upon Allah in his deeds as merely a necessity, rather he sees it as a religious obligation, being among the elements of the Islamic creed, since Allah the Almighty has ordered it.
- Friday Sermon from the al-Haram in MaKkah, on 2nd Safar 1424 AH: "Fellow Muslims! Trials are signs of īmān and indications of sincerity and truthful submission to Allāh. They are like the effective medicine from a compassionate physician who knows what is good for his patient. The wise patient must therefore patiently and submissively use the medicine with no complaint so that the benefit of the medicine may not turn to harm...."
Protection from Envy
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
- Ibn al-Qayyim mentions ten ways in which a person can save himself from the harm of envy.
- 'What is the meaning of alhamdulillāh? It is usually translated as, 'All
praise is due to Allāh.' Which has led many of us to use the phrase,
Alhamdulillāh wa shukr Allah.' But this is very incorrect because
alhamdulillāh is actually is a word of praise that includes within it a
greater gratitude or shukr for what Allāh has ordained, and as Muslims, we
are supposed to use it when we are presented with that which appears good and
with that which appears bad...'
How to Handle Crises
Husayn ibn 'Abdul 'Azīz Aal Sheikh
- Friday Sermon from the Prophet's Mosque in Madina, on 11th Muharram 1424 AH "Fellow Muslims! Our ummah is now undergoing great crises whose causes and sources are many. They are crises in matters that relate to our religion, politics, policies, economies and social being. Others are crises that affect our children, honour and lives. They are crises in which awful things are portrayed as beautiful and beautiful things are portrayed as unpleasant..."
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