Lecture by Shaykh 
Waleed Basyouni | Transcribed by Anonymous

[The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Waleed Basyouni's khutbah, Confronting Your Problems” delivered at ISGH masjid Hamza on 12/09/2012. The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.]

Video: Confronting Your Problems – a Khutbah by Sheikh Waleed Basyouni at ISGH masjid Hamza on 12/09/2012

My dear brothers and sisters. Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) created this life and made it filled with challenges.  Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) has promised us, that this dunya, as it's called dunya, which is something lower, it will never be perfect for anyone.  It will not go smooth all the time for anyone. No matter how old or young you are. No matter how rich or poor you are. Healthy or sick. A Muslim or a kaafir. A good doer or an evil doer. Righteous or not. Every one  of us will have his share or her share of challenges and difficulties that they will go through.

Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) says:

O mankind, indeed you are laboring toward your Lord with [great] exertion and will meet it. [84:6]

Oh human being, you are all going to live with challenges, you are all going to face challenges. And kadh it means tough ones, hard ones, that's the nature of this life.

We have certainly created man into hardship. [90:4]

We created human beings and we let them live in this life, this worldly life. Part of living on this earth, part of living in this life is to meet these challenges, to go over these challenges. To deal with these difficulties in life. And also,

Indeed, We created man from a sperm-drop mixture that We may try him; and We made him hearing and seeing. [76:2]

If you notice all these three verses, it refers to all humanity.  It did not specify one category of humanity, or one group of humanity. We are all going through this.

3 Responses

  1. Farhana

    Alhumdulilah for this audio lecture by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni. May Allah grant him blessings and rewards from such a beneficial lecture. I have been going through difficult times for the last three months regarding finding a job and as well as trying to heal a wounded heart and getting back up again. This really helped. Optimism and trust in Allah is so crucial during ordeals and in trying to move forward.

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  2. Anisa

    Assalam-o-Alyekum MashAllah the post is very well written, thanks for textual form of lecture.

    “And strive for Allah with the endeavour which is His right. He hath chosen you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old time and in this (Scripture), that the messenger may be a witness against you, and that ye may be witnesses against mankind. So establish worship, pay the poor-due, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper!” (23 Surat-ul-Mominoon . Aayat78)

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