By Ustadh Asif Aziz-ud-Deen – Teacher of Tafseer and Seerah; lecturer for SABEEL (MRDF)
When I am going through problems, I look at the lessons from one particular Surah of the Quran – Surah Al-Kawthar. Allah (swt) revealed this Surah when Prophet Muhammad (sa) was going through many problems. He had lost his son Abdullah, and the Mushrikeen were really happy about it. They said that he is ‘Abtar’ or ‘cut off’, and that his legacy is going to die with him, because at that time the sons would carry on the name of the father. Prophet Muhammad (sa) became very upset that he had lost his son. Allah (swt) revealed to him Surah Al-Kawthar. We can learn four things from this Surah.
إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ
“Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad (sa)) Al-Kawthar (a river in Paradise).” (Al-Kawthar 108:1)
Al-Kawthar is a pond in Paradise. So whenever we are going through problems, we should always think of the Day of Judgement and the Akhirah. When we keep this in mind, we can think about the rewards Allah (swt) can give us.
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