Q: Me and my family have lived a very happy life with no problems Alhumdulilah. We had everything a person could wish for. However, ever since we moved our country, the problems begin. My father lost all his money in business and robbery. We’ve been having immigration problems and the problems are continuing to grow and not resolved. My parents pray 5 times and receite Quran however, Shaitan gets to me and I avoid praying and perform acts that I shouldn’t. I’m very ashamed and I’m trying hard to change and repent. We are always very grateful and we are trying to have sabr but, with one problem after another, life is getting extremely stressful. What can be the cause? Is this happening because of me? Are we victims of evil eye? What has gone wrong? How can we seek help from Allah and repent?
A: Don’t entertain these stray thoughts. Trust in Allah Ta`ala and beg His assistance and see that your namaaz is done on time.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)