Q: I’m very despondent. My husband is from UK and now he is moving back there. He is leaving on Monday and will only return when he is coming back to take us there. There will be a separation of about three to six months until he gets our paperwork done. I have four kids and will be responsible for them in this time. I’m very worried as to how I will manage on my own. I’m also worried about temptation concerning my husband because he is easily tempted. I’m prepared to wait for him because on a previous email to you, you told me that I will be rewarded by Allah Ta’ala for waiting for him and guarding my chastity. Alhamdullilah I pray my five times salaah and read my quran, do my fardh, sunnah and nafl acts also. I’m just worried about my husband though. Please can you tell me what I can read daily for sabr and hidayah to manage the responsibility and to keep my husband away from temptation. And also for my depression and stress.
A: Don’t stress yourself about these matters. You observe taqwa and trust in Allah Ta’ala firmly. The greater the levels of your taqwa and trust in Allah, Allah will make an exit for all your anxiety and concerns.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)