Monday, June 24, 2013
Summary of Understanding Islam, a solution to: THE TRIALS OF LIFE (1)
Obstacles in Life - Dr. Saleh al Fawzaan
There are obstacles which befall a person that may expel him out of Islam if he is a Muslim. These obstacles may also weaken the faith in his heart or may even obstruct a person from entering into Islam if he is not a Muslim.
There are great trials which a person faces, so it is obligatory for him to have knowledge of them so that he is able to stay clear of them and overcome them if he is tested.
Hudayfah ibn al-Yaman رضي اللّه عنـه said:
كان الناس يسألون رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الخير وكنت أسأله عن الشر مخافة أن يدركني
“The people used to ask the Messenger r about good things and I used to ask him about evil things fearing that I may face them.”
One must first have knowledge and insight of Islam, its rules and regulations. One must know those things which turn us away from Islam and the barriers which obstruct the servant of Allaah from worshipping Him. One must know these things that affect their faith such as sins in order to keep away from the harmful things and reap the benefits (of being steadfast). If a person does not know those affairs that can harm and misguide him, they may destroy him. Allaah ordered us to hold fast to this religion until we die. He سُبحانه وتعالى said:
‘And do not die except in a state of Islam.’1
Translated by Abdulilah Lahmami