What Are Examples of a Calamity in a Person’s Religion – Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami

Ash-Shaykh Al-Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami [may Allaah have mercy upon him] was asked about calamities in a person’s religion, he responded, “We ask Allah [the Most High] that He does not put us to trial in our religion. A calamity in religion is like what the atheists, the orientalists, the ba’athists, Marxists have been afflicted with and all other heretics (besides the ones mentioned). Whoever is put to trial in his Aqeedah with deviation, and put to trial in his worship with Bidah, then indeed he has been put to trial with calamities in his religion. These are (some) types of calamities in a person’s religion which (a person) must – at all times – seek refuge from, because you will be rewarded – if you were patient – when facing a calamity in worldly affairs, whereas a calamity in religion is a more severe calamity”. (1)

Shuraih Al-Qaadhiy [may Allaah have mery upon him] said, “Indeed (when) afflicted by a calamity, I praise Allaah four times: I praise Allaah for not making the calamity greater than what it is. I praise Allaah for granting me patience. I praise Allaah for the reward I hope for in that calamity and I praise Allaah for not placing that calamity in the affairs of my religion”. (2)

[Ref 1: Qurratu ‘Uyoon as-Salafiyyah bil ajwibah al-Jaamiyah pg 566. slightly paraphrased]

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