depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how Allah wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.
Here are five ways Allah wants to use the problems in your life:
1. Allah uses problems to DIRECT you.
Sometimes Allah must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is Allah trying to get your attention? “Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways.”
2. Allah uses problems to INSPECT you.
People are like tea bags…if you want to know what’s inside them, just drop them into hot ever water! Has Allah tested your faith with a problem What do problems reveal about
you? “When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience.”
3. Allah uses problems to CORRECT you.
Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It’s likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove…. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something… health, money, a relationship.. .. by losing it. “It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws.”
4. Allah uses problems to PROTECT you.
A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious.. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem – but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management’s actions were eventually discovered. “You intended to harm me, but Allah intended it for good…”
5. Allah uses problems to PERFECT you.
Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. Allah is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to Allah and your character are the only two things you’re going to take with you into eternity. “We can rejoice when we run into problems…they help us learn to be patient.. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust Allah more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.”
Here’s the point:
Allah is at work in your life – even when you do not recognize it or understand it.
But it’s much easier and profitable when you cooperate with Him.
“Success can be measured not only in achievements, but in lessons learned, lives touched and moments shared along the way”
Allah Knows Best…
A HADITH FROM PROPHET MUHAMMED (P.B.U.H)
without reading first..
> Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: 'When a
> man dies and his relatives are busy in funeral, there stands
> an extremely handsome man by his
> head. When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets in
> between the shroud and the chest of the deceased.
> When after the
> burial, the people return home, 2 angels, Munkar and
> Nakeer(names of two special Angels), come in the grave and
> try to separate this handsome man so that they may be able
> to interrogate the dead man in privacy about his faith. But
> the handsome man says, 'He is my companion, he is my
> friend. I will not leave him alone in any case. If you
> are appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave
> him until I get him admitted into Paradise '.
> Thereafter he
> turns to his dead companion and says, 'I am the Qur'an, which you
> used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a
> low voice. Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar
> and Naker, you will have no grief.'
> When the
> interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him
> from Al-Mala'ul A'laa (the angels in Heaven) silk
> bedding filled with musk..
> (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said: 'On the Day of
> Judgement, before Allah, no other Intercessor will have a
> greater status than the Qur'an, neither a Prophet nor an
> Please keep
> forwarding this 'Hadith' to all ....because
> (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said:
> 'Pass on
> knowledge from me even if it is only one verse'.
> May Allah
> bestow this favour on all of us.
> Assalamu Alaikum
The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you –