As Salamu Alaikum,
Thank you for this opportunity. May Allah continue to bless you all! My concern has to do with a legal issue that me and my mother are experiencing. I rent a duplex from her and receive government assistance, and according to the laws, that is illegal. Now we may both face legal consequences that will impact our jobs, families, etc., but I am disheartened because I do not feel as if we committed a crime. And this situation is testing my faith in Allah (swt) and this is the most distressing. I want to keep a high opinion of my Lord, but often wonder why am I and my mother allowed to experience this injustice. Any prayers for peace of mind and strengthened Taqwa (in all matters) would be so appreciated!
As Salamu Alaikum
Daily over – involvement in dunya pursuits weakens one’s spiritual armor until an attack from Shaytan comes, which in this case is doubt in the Divine decree (qadar). Revive your heart by spending more time with a friend of Allah or a weekly group dhikr and trust in Allah Most High. Give sadaqa and keep your daily wazifa; if you have not taken bay`a with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, do so. Recite 100 times Astaghfirullah and at least 300 times daily Salawat on the Prophet and his Family.
Hajj Gibril Haddad