No One Can Escape Their Test
Habib (r.a.) lived for about 19 days last year. We found out about 6 months into the pregnancy that he had a cleft palate which can be an indication of a genetic problem. That was enough to freak us out, so I let Shaykh Husain (db) know. He contacted Shaykh Zulfiqar (db) who sent us this advice:
Everyone has a test, and no one can escape their test. This may be your test.
My wife and I felt an immediate sense of calm when we heard that. Later, the geneticist told us that based on the tests, the baby did indeed have a fatal genetic abnormality, Trisomy 13. In this context, Shaykh Husain (db) mentioned that sometimes Allah (swt) does these things to make an excuse to put people in jannah.
I humbly request your dua for this sinner (me), Habib (r.a.) and the rest of my family.