As salam alaikum gentlemen,
Today i want to talk about a touchy subject…….Fitnah. Fitnah is a problem, wether big or small, that a person deals with daily. Some are avoidable while others are not so much. To have a better understanding of Fitnah, it depends on what it is. Some are caused by our own actions, others may be a test from Allah(S.W.T), and others may be the shaitan(The Devil)’s doing. First understand that no one is without fitnah, it eventually is upon every human being. Secondly how you deal with this fitnah can be pleasing in the eyesight of Allah(S.W.T.). Some problems are hard to deal with and you may need help, whether it be from Allah(S.W.T) or a friend, ect. Others may be easy to deal with yet at the same time, How you ask? Simple. Say want to say something to someone yet you know it is offensive, yet you say it anyway and now you’re in the position of being harmed, you certainly could have avoided that. Hopefully as Men we aren’t currently in that situation but it was an example. Some fitnah is a means to get closer to Allah.Heres, an understanding. Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship.” And to those things that avoidable heres this, The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful is also quite clear. Between these two is that which is ambiguous, which most people do not know. One who avoids the doubtful safeguards his faith and his honor.”
——— Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 588. I’m going to keep this post short and easy, do good and handle your affairs appropriately , for Allah will bless you and help you of your affairs.
As Salam Alaikum Brothers,