A Blessing or Punishment?

Sometimes, a sickness, disease, etc. comes in the form of a blessing and sometimes in the form of an Azaab (punishment). For a Mu’min, it is a blessing and mercy if it causes him to turn towards Allah Ta’ala.

I will conclude with an incident that occurred a few years ago. I went to visit a person who was suffering from cancer. On entering his room, I found him surrounded by 3 television sets – one to his right, one to his left and one in front of him. This was, indeed, very surprising … a sick person in extreme pain who could well be in his last moments, in such a situation.

On inquiry, his relatives explained, that due to his being confined to bed, it became necessary to turn him in these 3 positions; sometimes left, sometimes right, otherwise flat on his back. The 3 sets were placed in such a manner so that he would not miss any part of the program being watched.

If in that sickness, which was meant to have brought us to the door of Allah Ta’ala, we continue to indulge in sins and more so, then who do we blame for the problems which we thereafter have to face?

May Allah Ta’ala protect us all from loosing trust and faith in Him.

- Tafweez by Hazrat Mawlana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib (RA)

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6 Comments on “A Blessing or Punishment?”

  1. website Says:

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
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  2. Saad Says:

    Shaykh Nabeel it has been a long time since we have gained any wisdom from you
    It would be nice if you were to post something about Hazratwala’s recommendations to students of knowledge

  3. imdad ali Says:

    Dear adil,
    we should feel that allah is haakim and as well hakeem, means he is all powerfull and he can do whatever he wants to do, no bosy can stop him and he does what is best for the banda. But rememeber the banda does sins by following his nafs.
    If not understood please go and meet some scholar because this things are better understood in company of pious rather on net
    IMDAD ali

  4. muhammed arfin Says:

    subhan allah

  5. Adil Says:

    In the last line where it says: “May Allah Ta’ala protect us all from loosing trust and faith in Him,”

    what exactly is meant by trust and faith in Allah, what does losing it mean, and how do we lose it?

    • ayoob madani Says:

      Dear if he has been close to Allah ta aala He would be reciting the name of Allah or some how he would be buissy reding Alquraan al karim,If inthis condition hedo not remember Allah then WHEN?


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