Wen the Muslim ummah goes through a lot of trouble
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
“Many people, when they see evil or when the Muslim ummah goes through a lot of trouble, panic, lose hope and start complaining as people who are beset by calamities do.
But this is forbidden; rather what is enjoined is to be patient,
– to put one’s trust in Allah,
– to be steadfast in adhering to the religion of Islam and
– to believe that Allah is with those who fear Him and those who do good, and
– that the best end is for those who fear Him;
whatever befalls him is because of his sins, so he should be patient, for the promise of Allah is true; he should seek forgiveness for his sins and glorify and praise his Lord morning and evening.”
Source: Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa, 18/295
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