Posted by on 18 Jun, 2012

 “Whoever Allah wishes good for, He inflicts him (with hardship).” [Bukhari]


Our Prophet (pbuh) said: “Verily, if Allah loves a people, He makes them go through trials. Whoever is satisfied, for him is contentment, and whoever is angry upon him is wrath.” [Tirmidhi]

No calamity befalls on earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees – before We bring it into existence.” (Qur’an 57:22)


Dear Brothers and Sister, The following is a lecture delivered by Mufti Ismail Menk of Zimbabwe. An excellent reminder on the topic of hardship. The reality of hardships and the reasons. How Muslims should deal with calamites and difficulties that befall them.


This lecture is a MUST for anyone suffering with a test or calamity.

Click on the ‘Hardships’ button below to download the lecture (duration: 40 mins)

Hardships – Mufti Menk

Some Gems from this talk

“Allah tells us: ‘We will definitley test you”

“If life was so perfect and without hardships paradise would lose it’s value”

“Allah says there will be a day when there is no hardship”

“Every hardship will be compensated, even the prick of a thorn – if we bear it patience”

“Every moment of sickness, Allah is elevating you. Even though you might be standing still, during sickness it is like we are on an elevator being raised higher and higher”