Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

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Yasmin Mogahed

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Why do bad things happen to good people? This is a question that a lot of people grapple with. This is a question that a lot of people in fact struggle with. And not being able to properly answer this question has led people to a lot of suffering, a lot of doubt. And some people even go to the extent of disbelieving in God completely simply because they cannot find a suitable answer to this question. So this is a question that we, we also are asked by others we are asked by, by non Muslims, we're going to be asked by, perhaps by our children, we have to know the answer to these kinds of questions, not only for ourselves, but also to help others as well, to not get lost.

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Because this is one of those essential issues that we see in our lives. Sometimes, we seem to see that bad things are happening to good people. And we also see the opposite. Sometimes we wonder why are good things happening to bad people? Why does the world seem unfair? These are questions that are essential to be able to understand. Why is it that bad things happen to good people? Well, the answer to this question is actually that the question itself is flood. In fact, we are told by the prophet sallallahu sallam, that bad things never happened to good people, there's a very important Hadeeth, in which the prophets I send them says, our job only amblin movement, I'm Rahul kulu. That

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the matter of unbelievers strange, so it's unusual. Why? Because everything is good for a believer. So that actually changes the question. And now the the answer to this question is that bad things don't happen to good people. Everything that happens to a good person, everything that happens to a believer is in fact, good for them. But the problem is in how we define good and bad, many of us define good and bad as simply being limited to the dunya simply being limited to the material world. And so we start to think that any time someone increases in the material world, that's something good. And anytime someone loses from the material world, that's something bad. Now, if we limit our

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vision, if we limit our, our timeline, in essence to only this world, then in fact, we cannot answer this question. But the reality is that our existence is not only limited to this life, our existence is actually this life is actually just a blink of the eye of our greater existence, that there is a hereafter. And so this that puts perspective into what is happening in this in this life. So then how can we change how we view good and bad? And that really is what is the turning point and how we understand this question, anything that happens to a believer, that helps them grow spiritually, anything that happens that brings them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala is actually good for them,

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even when it comes in the form of loss, or pain or struggle. And so this idea that bad things are happening is actually an illusion. In fact, it is, it is Allah subhanaw taala doing good for the believer, but sometimes again, it's packaged in in the form of difficulty and in the form of loss and struggle. But essentially, it is actually good for the believer. And just a quick example of that is that when you go to the doctor, and you have to get a shot, you know that shot, it obviously involves a prick of pain. And yet, and yet, the greater good is that it's curing you, the greater good is that it's treating you and maybe even saving your life, but it does come through a needle.

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And we know this in life that you know, as they say, No pain, no gain that sometimes, in order to grow, we have to go through some struggle. You know, if you go to the gym and you want to grow your muscle, you have to struggle you have to lift weight, and you cannot become strong unless you do that. This is the type of content that I that I cover. In my class transformed. My name is Jesse Mujahid, and I'm teaching transformed principles of spiritual development. It is available only online, I no longer teach this class on site. So this is your only chance to get this content. This is a class which is relevant to all of us in the sense that it deals with issues that we that we

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have to go through every single day of our lives. So make sure that you sign up and you don't delay because there will be a cut off and this is the only opportunity to attend this course.