Monday, April 30, 2012

The Test of "Fear"


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Fear plays such an important role in everyone's life - fear of hunger, fear of poverty, fear of losing wealth, fear of failing in exams, fear of death, fear of losing someone or something, and the list goes on - no wonder that the first thing Allaah mentioned with which He will test us is FEAR.

Allaah تعالى says: {And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Saabirûn (the patient).} [Surah Al-Baqarah (2): 155]

And the antidote for every type of fear is Tawheed (worship of Allaah alone). Security is only possible when the commandments of Allaah are obeyed.

Allaah تعالى says: {It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their Belief with Zulm (wrong, i.e. by worshipping others besides Allaah), for them (only) there is SECURITY and they are the guided.} [Surah al-An`aam (6): 82]

He تعالى also says: {Allaah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islaam). And He will surely give them in exchange a SAFE SECURITY after their FEAR (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Faasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient to Allaah).} [Surah al-Noor 24): 55]

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