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.]
My dear brothers and sisters. Allāh created this life and made it filled with challenges. Allāh 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.
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.