Saturday, March 31, 2007

No One Can Escape Their Test

When my deceased son, Habib Ismaeel (r.a.) was in my wife's womb, Shaykh Zulfiqar (db) and Shaykh Husain (db) gave me advice I don't think I'll forget.

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.

5 Comments:

Blogger S said...

Asalaamu alaykum Yusuf Bhai,

A very insightful post! May Allah (swt) give you an immense reward for sharing such wisdom that you have gained from the Auliyaa. May Allah (swt) grant you and your family Jannah tul Firdaus withOUT any type of reckoning whatsoever for your trials. Allahumma ameen!

I just wanted to change the topic a bit and let you know that we love you a whole bunch here in Chicago.

Since we love you so much, I just wanted to reaffirm your sinless character as you yourself have mentioned in the last line of the post: "impotent sinner." This phrase, "impotent sinner," would mean that you do NOT have the capability or power to sin, masha Allah. This characteristic of yours has been throroughly verified by the Chicago jamaa'.
Can't wait to see you tonight at the mahfil, you impotent sinner you! We love you, Yusuf bhai (our future khalifah sahib).

Keep us in your duas, insha Allah.

25 May, 2007 04:47  
Blogger S said...

Asalaamu alaykum Yusuf Bhai,

A very insightful post! May Allah (swt) give you an immense reward for sharing such wisdom that you have gained from the Auliyaa. May Allah (swt) grant you and your family Jannah tul Firdaus withOUT any type of reckoning whatsoever for your trials. Allahumma ameen!

I just wanted to change the topic a bit and let you know that we love you a whole bunch here in Chicago.

Since we love you so much, I just wanted to reaffirm your sinless character as you yourself have mentioned in the last line of the post: "impotent sinner." This phrase, "impotent sinner," would mean that you do NOT have the capability or power to sin, masha Allah. This characteristic of yours has been throroughly verified by the Chicago jamaa'.
Can't wait to see you tonight at the mahfil, future khalifah sahib.
We love you, Hadrat Yusuf bhai!

Keep us in your duas, insha Allah!

25 May, 2007 04:50  
Blogger S said...

sorry for the double post, or make it a triple post now...

25 May, 2007 04:53  
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31 March, 2009 08:18  
Blogger Ahmed said...

May Allah bless you and your family

18 June, 2010 03:43  

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