How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My family and I are currently going through a lot of difficulties. My question is, how does one differentiate between a test from Allah and a punishment? What should we do in either case? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of […]

How Do I Cope With the Constant Hardships and Challenges in My Life?

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I’m friends with a family who are going through extreme hardships in life right now. The husband will probably lose his job soon.  He has a lot of debt due to being laid off in the past while dealing with family medical issues.  His parents live with him and both […]

Advice to a Young Cancer Patient

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I know a sister who has cancer and she is young. What advice do you have and how should she deal with this illness? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful, As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Thank you for your question.  I ask […]

What Are Some Prophetic Supplications That Can Help Me Deal With Trials in My Life?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’m going through very difficult things in my life right now. I really don’t know how to cope other than to turn to Allah.  Are there any prophetic supplications I can say to help me through my various trials and tribulations? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this […]