KANNADA Translation of the book, Worldly Difficulties - Reality, Causes and Benefits. A Consolation for the Grieving Heart
A compilation by Shawana A. Aziz
Translation by: Muhammed Haris
About the Book
Worldly difficulties are an inevitable part of life; they range from simple problems to fatal diseases and loss of loved ones. This booklet helps the reader see his arduous affairs in their appropriate perspectives by encouraging complete trust in Allah‘s Decisions, and by defining the great principle of al-Qadha wal-Qadar (Predestination) that, …Whatever happened to you, could not have missed you.‘
This booklet reminds the reader that worldly difficulties are a trial for the believers, while not disregarding the fact that more often afflictions result from one‘s sins and disobedience to Allah.
This booklet also teaches how appropriate behavior and correct attitude can change an adversity into a worthwhile opportunity to achieve Allah‘s Pleasure through Sabr, Shukr, Ihtisaab and Istirja, whereas impatience, panic and complaining can worsen one‘s state of affairs.
Finally, this booklet explains the futility of invoking the Prophets and the dead to remove hardships, and encourages calling upon Allah Alone to ease one‘s affairs.
I hope that this booklet will bring solace and comfort to people as they struggle to manage the difficulties of life. I ask Allah to accept this humble effort and all success is from Allah
Shawana A. Aziz