WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS,
HOW CAN WE EXPLAIN THAT?

1. It may be the result of our own sins; for example:

Smoking may cause cancer.
Drinking and driving may result in killing someone.
Dating may promote sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
AIDS may kill homosexuals and drug addicts

2. It may be that God is testing our faith and patience, for example:

A temporary loss of health or wealth.

3. It may be God's punishment of a community or a group, for example:

Earthquakes, fires, storms or other natural disasters.

4. It may be that God has a better plan for the person in Heaven; for example:

When an innocent, pious young person dies due to accident or illness.

5. Sometimes we cannot understand God's plan, but we should be faithful that he knows best - like a 3 year old who cannot understand why an antibiotic shot is so painful, but yet is necessary for his ear infection.

WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN WE FEEL EMOTIONALLY DEVASTATED?

1. Be patient, pray to God for more strength.

Listen to the Quran, follow what God says in the Quran. Pray more. Pay your Zakat and help other people. You will feel much better and God's strength will help you to overcome the calamity.

WHEN SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENS, HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THAT?

1. It may be the result of your own good deed; for example:

Being honest and successful in your doings.

2. It may be that God is rewarding you for being pious; for example:

Giving health, happiness, and success.

3. It may be that God is testing your faith; for example:

By making you Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.

4. It may be God's plan that we cannot understand, for example:

A corrupt person who is temporarily healthy and wealthy.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN WE ARE HEALTHY, HAPPY AND SATISFIED?

Be thankful to God, Pray that God would continue His Blessing on you and your Family. Be modest, help others and show God that you appreciate his mercy. Do something good for God today.