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I’m being punished or tested – Mufti Menk

if something negative happens to you seek the forgiveness of allah,
and the condition of your heart will determine, whether it was a punishment or not?

if your heart is made distant from allah because of something that happened to you that is a punishment.
and if your heart became closer to allah as a result of something that happened to you it was the biggest blessing.

Whether positive or negative is besides the point. you know what that means, some people get a lot of money they get a good job, they have a lovely family, they forget allah that’s a punishment.

Why it was something that looked positive but it drove you away from
allah. it took you to the clubs and it took you to bad habits.
if that’s the case it was a punishment it’s not a blessing.
something looking good was not a blessing because it drove you away from allah.

and on the other hand something that was looking so bad you lost your job you lost your limbs you had an accident someone passed away etc if it made you come for salah and change your life.
wallahi that was a blessing from allah.

Anything that brings you close to allah is a blessing that’s why,
Sometimes a person gets sick and he’s a wealthy guy and he says i’m going to the doctor go to the doctor doctor says we’re doing
all the tests he said yes we’re doing the tests.

he gets the mri and he gets this done and that done.
goes for a moment may allah grant shifa to all those who are sick and ill say Amin, all those who are sick and ill Amin. and may allah protect us all Amin.

So he gets everything done and you know what they don’t know what’s the story. why my brother you don’t do your salah on time you’re not worshiping allah you’re far from allah you engaged in sin and so on
and allah loves you enough to make you realize.

that it’s only in the hands of allah. so you’ll go to the doctors and you should but if nothing happens nothing comes out one after the other and then the doctor tells you know what you only have six
months to live.
A person who that statement draws closer to allah is actually blessed.

And the other one will get frustrated start questioning allah.

why are you doing this to me, why me i’ve got little children forget about it, you’re not the first person with little children, who’s got six months to live and by the way when they say six months to live it’s
not even cast in stone, because you might live for another 60
years who knows.

it’s only a statement they might be totally wrong.
they how many people have left for example healthy and they’ve died without a problem.
and how many people have been told 24 hours to go 24 years still they say salaam alaikum,

mashallah may allah grant us ease,
rely on allah if anything brings you closer to allah it is a blessing.
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