LIFE IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE

Br. Mahmood Shalash

Aug 12, 2022




Some reminders mentioned in Khutbah by Br. Mahmood Shalash for pondering:



90:1

لَآ أُقْسِمُ بِهَـٰذَا ٱلْبَلَدِ ١

I do swear by this city ˹of Mecca˺—



90:2

وَأَنتَ حِلٌّۢ بِهَـٰذَا ٱلْبَلَدِ ٢

even though you ˹O Prophet˺ are subject to abuse in this city—




90:3

وَوَالِدٍۢ وَمَا وَلَدَ ٣

and by every parent and ˹their˺ child!



90:4

لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا ٱلْإِنسَـٰنَ فِى كَبَدٍ ٤

Indeed, We have created humankind in ˹constant˺ struggle.




67:1

تَبَـٰرَكَ ٱلَّذِى بِيَدِهِ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدِيرٌ ١

Blessed is the One in Whose Hands rests all authority. And He is Most Capable of everything.



67:2

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلْمَوْتَ وَٱلْحَيَوٰةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًۭا ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْغَفُورُ ٢

˹He is the One˺ Who created death and life in order to test which of you is best in deeds. And He is the Almighty, All-Forgiving.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran




2:156

ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَآ أَصَـٰبَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌۭ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَٰجِعُونَ ١٥٦

who, when faced with a disaster, say, “Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we will ˹all˺ return.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran



2:157

أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلَوَٰتٌۭ مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَرَحْمَةٌۭ ۖ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُهْتَدُونَ ١٥٧

They are the ones who will receive Allah’s blessings and mercy. And it is they who are ˹rightly˺ guided.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran