Why Do Fellow Muslims Mock My Name and Ignore Me?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: In English my name is linked with a swear word. The entire school hears my name and starts mocking me. Later they make fun of my personality. I study in a Islamic school filled with Muslims. So answer me: why do my own Muslim brothers make fun of me and ignore my friendship?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Troubles and difficulties in life can be a means of expiation of sins and a raising of one’s rank to the highest of degrees. There are hidden blessings in tests.
As such, and when in troubled times, return back to Allah. Renew your repentance, resolve to follow His Commands and abstain from His Prohibitions, be firm in seeking out truth, keep the company of the righteous, attend gatherings of remembrance and learning, work on your taqwa and character, and live Islam.
Allah Most High says, “And whoever is mindful of Allah, He will grant them a way out, and will provide for them in ways unimagined. And whoever places their trust in Allah, then Allah is their sufficiency. Allah’s affair will surely come to pass–and Allah has made a clear decree for everything.” [Qur’an, 65. 2-3]
Consider making some of the supplications mentioned here: What Are Some Prophetic Supplications That Can Help Me Deal With Trials in My Life?
May Allah make you of the greatest of His awliya.
Please also see: How Do You Distinguish Between a Test From Allah and Punishment? and: A Reader on Patience and Reliance on Allah and: The Believer’s Clarity When Tested: The Power of Patience and Prayer in Responding to Tests and Trials and: Qur’anic Reflections: Divine Tests and the Great Virtue of Steadfast Patience
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani