Best kind of Love

The best kind of love should never let us down, or divorce us, or abandon us in times of trouble. Genuine love will endure in this life and in the hereafter and will lead us to the happiness, success and tranquillity. We have pursued love and security through men, women and money. These are all… Continue reading Best kind of Love

Hardships

All the Qur’anic stories have a common theme – the chosen Messengers and Prophets have to undergo a lot of hardship until they are purified from their own weaknesses. Stories of their lives demonstrate that the certainty of faith, trust and belief that they had in Almighty God were absolute and unconditional, despite the dire… Continue reading Hardships

Losing the focus, you lose the plot

In Islam, what if we do not have any focus, energy or power on the remembrance of Allah? We become distracted, our thoughts are split into hundreds of different directions. We neither have the purity of direction nor the purity of feeling. The thought process is muddled and tangled. With all the different distractions, we… Continue reading Losing the focus, you lose the plot

What does focus achieve? -2

Imagine when you are studying for your exams and you are trying to memorise a complex formula. You need a calm and peaceful environment, without the distraction of human babble or commotion, to concentrate. All libraries in the world have one thing in common, which is the strict observance of peace and silence. The human… Continue reading What does focus achieve? -2

Focus can give on strength- 1

Think of the extreme concentration of the martial artist. It takes years of intensive mental and physical training to develop. Once mastered, he is able to shut everyone else out apart from the posture that he is concentrating on. His mind, soul, body, muscles and energy are in complete synch, which is why he is… Continue reading Focus can give on strength- 1

Where are you? Who are you?

I have encountered numerous wonderful people who are wearing themselves out, trying to indulge everyone; and searching for or defining their own identities through professional growth and career, or setting out their roles in life relative to the expectation of others rather than what they want for themselves. They lose themselves in the process. A… Continue reading Where are you? Who are you?