Facing difficulties

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Q: What should I do? Everything I do in life is a failure. I have never had any success in my life. I feel helpless. I cannot provide sufficiently for my wife and child. We are bankrupt. Our business is broke. I am broke. Nothing is going the way it should. We read our namaaz, we pray to Allah asking for his divine intervention, but its as if Allah does not acknowledge us. We are in a lot of debt. I have given up, I feel like my only way out is death.


A: Don’t ever say that Allah is not listening to you. Difficulties come for several reasons. You do not need to know the reasons for these difficulties. Who knows that this difficulty may be your Jannat and a forgiveness for your past wrongs.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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