Channel: Mufti Menk
If you were to turn the pages of the Quran, and if you were to look at the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will find something very interesting.
For example, in Surah Baqarah, verse number 154, Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed a verse that we've read many times. And very, very amazingly, it is as though the verse was revealed for this particular moment. Although we do know that this verse has been revealed many many years ago, and it is applicable for anyone and everyone throughout the time, right up to the end of time. Let me read this verse and translate it for us to look into its meaning.
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amazing verse, Allah says, We will indeed test you, we will definitely test you with a little bit of the following. Before I mentioned what Allah says, listen to every single category. And like I said, It is as though Allah knew and he definitely did know. But it is as though he revealed the verse for this moment. Allah says we will test you be in mental health with a little bit of fear. Everyone has a slight sense of fear some more than others. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we will test every one of you with a sense of fear to a certain degree and a sense of hunger, there are many going hungry across the globe, because of whatever the reasons are some because of the lockdown because of
the shutdown, because of the isolation some because perhaps commodities are not available. So Allah says some hunger, some because they cannot eat, there is no one to take care of them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us. So he starts off by saying, I will test you with a little bit of fear. And then with some hunger and your one minute Ahmadi will enforce and the loss of wealth. Many people have lost their jobs, people's income has diminished. Many of us across the globe have struggled in one way or another with our finances. Don't worry, my brothers, my sisters, this is a test from Allah, we will come out of it and Allah tells you how to come out of it. That's amazing.
So if you take a look, Allah says, we will test you with a little bit of fear, with some hunger, with the loss of wealth, the loss of wealth, and while one emphasis and the loss of life, people around you may die, you may lose your loved ones. Allah says Don't worry, take it in your stride. Subhana Allah, Allah says you will definitely lose loved ones under normal circumstances, we still lose loved ones Subhana Allah. So when it comes to a situation of this nature, yes, there is fear.
Yes, there is loss. Yes, there is a sense of uncertainty. Yes, there is a sense of anxiety. Yes, there is loss in terms of wealth. And yes, there is loss in terms of life. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What's the Murat and loss of produce, take a look at the farming and the farmers May Allah make it easy for them. Take a look at the shops in many countries. Some of you are fortunate, you still have a lot available but in other countries, much is not available anymore.
And this panic, obviously, it is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has tested all of us with to varying degrees.