Channel: Mufti Menk
[REVIEWED] You have people saying really nasty things about you. You get used to it, Subhanallah. You have to pray for them. You have to thank Allah. "Oh Allah soften the hearts" and guess what? The hearts are softened by Allah. He softened the heart of Umar ibn Al Khattab r.a., he soften the hearts of 1000s of those who had intended to harm the Messenger Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam they became lovers of the Messenger Peace be Upon Him, that any one dare take the name of the prophets Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam in a negative way, and they are dealt with, Subhanallah. So much so, Umar Ibn Khattab is recorded to have almost drawn his sword for someone who insulted the Messenger and he says --dakni adribu unuqaha dzal munafiqi ya rasulallah--
He says, Oh Allah, let me swipe at the neck of this guy with my sword. He's a hypocrite. And the Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam says, "no Oo Umar. Take it easy. We will not send to kill these people around us. No ways."
But he was angry, upset. My brothers and sisters, they were trained by the Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam to calm down. Calm down. Think about what's going on.
And when someone does something against you, and I tell yourself, Wallahi, this is my chance, my chance to engage in an act of worship that I would never have been able to engage in, had it not been for this issue and this problem Subhana Rabbial a'la.