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How to Face Trials | Ustadha Lobna Mulla | Juz 18 Qur'an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 18: How to Face Trials | Ust. Lobna Mulla

How can Allah put righteous people through such painful trials? How do I deal with losing a loved one? How does grief change a person and those around them? What can I do to build trust in Allah’s timing and qadar?

Join Ustadha Lobna Mulla with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 18 of the Qur’an, discussing the beautiful characteristics of the prophets, worshipping false gods and material things, trusting Allah and His Wisdom, and finding strength in Him in grief and difficulty.

✨Test your knowledge of the Qur’an✨

What is the only surah in the Qur’an that has two prostrations of recitation? 
A. Anbya
B. Hajj
C. Mariam


0:00 – Highlights
📌 0:41 – Today’s trivia
1:13 – Introduction

📌 2:01 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on the characteristics of the prophets
4:16 – Approach Allah with humility and awe
5:10 – Avoid idle speech and have haya
6:00 – Give charity
6:21 – Protect chastity
6:50 – True to trust and covenant
7:06 – Observe prayer

📌 7:28 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on Allah’s characteristics and Lordship
7:48 – Allah the Creator
10:20 – Allah is the Source
12:04 – Allah is in control

📌 13:38 – Ustadha Lobna Mulla reflects on qadar and hardship
16:28 – Allah’s timing and precision

📌 17:46 – Reflections
20:46 – Hadith Qudsi on losing loved ones
22:31 – The reward for Ayyub (as)’s patience
24:10 – What a patiently grieving person is like
26:51 – A sign of Allah’s Love

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Lobna Mulla

Lobna Mulla

Board Member | Ustadha Lobna Youssef Mulla is a motivational speaker and community educator. She is best known for her optimistic, positive and engaging style with audiences. Lobna is the former National Tarbiya Director of the Muslim American Society, where she is still an active member. She has been working as a youth mentor for the past two decades in multiple capacities. Lobna has organized youth camps, led study circles, taught classes in her community, and lectured extensively, nationally and internationally. Additionally, Lobna serves as an IOK Muslim Chaplain at UCLA.

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Fellow, Head of Convert Resources | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.