Memorise and practice a new hadeeth every week!
By Mawlana Junayd Makda Sahib
Every Condition is Good for a believer
عَجَبًا لأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لأَحَدٍ إِلاَّ لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ
Amazing is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. if he has an occasion to feel happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he has an occasion to face hardship, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.
In this world, we all face two types of situations. One are those, which are pleasing to us and therefore require us to express gratitude. The other are those which may be troublesome or unwanted, and therefore require us to be patient.
From this Hadeeth, we learn a very special and comforting lesson; for a believer, both conditions are equally good and full of benefits. But this is only if shukr (thankfulness) is offered through good and happy times and sabr (patience) is adopted through difficult times.
Amazing right? Our beloved Nabi ﷺ wants us to definitely be Amazed as the first words he uses in the Hadeeth are Ajaban (which have the meaning of something being amazing).
How to be grateful:
1) Read ‘Alhamdulillah’ and ‘Allahumma lakal hamdu walakashukr’ as often as possible and every time we think of or come across a blessing or good condition.
Don’t forget the rule of Allah Ta’aala which we find in the Glorious Qur’an: If you be grateful, I shall certainly give you more (Surah Ibrahim)
2) Remember it’s not enough to just express our gratefulness through words. With words, we should also:
a) Practically thank Allah Ta’aala by being obedient to him.
b) Use the blessing for good things which please Allah Ta’aala.
How to be patient:
1) Feeling upset is not against being patient. It is only natural for us to be sad. What we need to be careful of is not to complain about the affliction and not feel hard done by.
2) When we face difficulty take time to focus on the many blessings of Allah Ta’aala upon us. We will find more to be grateful for than to be patient upon
3) When faced with difficulties, read the following words while thinking of its meaning:
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Transliteration: Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon.
Translation: Surely we belong to Allah and to him shall we return.
Remember that every blessing is from Allah Ta’aala, and he has taken it away from us.
4) Don’t forget this world is temporary. Conditions, good or bad, will swiftly pass by us in this world, however, the conditions of the afterlife will never end.
5) Study the seerah of our most beloved Nabi ﷺ and look at all of the tests and difficulties he underwent. In his amazing seerah, there will be comfort for everyone.
6) Any loss and difficulty is a way of Allah Ta’aala removing sins or elevating ranks in the afterlife.