There are many things that we are ignorant about, including our bodies and the planet we live on. Even collectively, man is severely limited in knowledge. True knowledge only lies with the Creator, and only when we seek Him can we find the answers. In one report the Creator said: “I created you mankind for… Continue reading Everything was created for Us
Aswad ibn Asram (RA) once asked Rasulullah (SAW) for advice. Rasulullah (SAW) asked him to hold tight with his hand. If unable, then to hold his tongue. If unable, not to spread his hand and his tongue except with goodness, which in other words means to be careful of what he does and says. Narrated… Continue reading Guarding the tongue and actions.
Having a forgiving nature does not imply that we should let people take advantage of us. Being forgiving does not imply that we should let injustice continue, or that we deprive ourselves of rights. We live in a society, and are bound by social contracts between each other. There are laws, rules and regulations which… Continue reading Avoid getting hurt again
Narrated Anas (RA): If I had not heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying, "You should not long for death," I would have longed (for it). (Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 90, Hadith 339) A wonderful reminder for when things seem like they are too much, when tribulations overtake our thinking that we should never… Continue reading Longing for Death- Hadith
The real application for patience is patience for obedience to Almighty, and the mirror image of that, which is patience against being disobedient to Allah. It is being patient in what you should do, as well as patience in refraining from what you should not do. Patience that is enjoined in Islam is patience with,… Continue reading Victory and Patience
Phrases like "be patient" and "patience is half of the faith" form a part of the Muslim's everyday vocabulary, such that we seem to repeat it by rote. We are advised to be patient at the time of adversity, and to exercise "beautiful patience" at all times. Yet, is this possible given that the concept… Continue reading Why Patience is Beautiful
Have we ever questioned why we are required to know the names of Allah? Houses nowadays are richly decorated with beautiful calligraphy and paintings depicting the attributes of Allah, but are they something other than ornaments and objects of art? There are many books and publications which analyse the characteristics of Allah. However, do we… Continue reading Everything has a Pillar