Nature ~ Nurture

These are two main factors that shape the development of our personalities. The first is our nafs – our genetic characteristics. We were all created with our unique inborn characteristics, impulses, strengths and weaknesses. These natural desires determine our likes, dislikes, a large part of our disposition and our inbuilt strengths and weaknesses. These genetic… Continue reading Nature ~ Nurture

This happens to the soul after death.

Imam al-Qurtubī mentions in his exhaustive work regarding what happens after death, al-Tadhkira fī Ahwāl al-Mawtā wa Umūr al-Ākhira, that the souls of Believers will meet one other in the skies. This is similar to what Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya mentions in Kitab al-Rūh about the souls of the deceased meeting one another, visiting one another,… Continue reading This happens to the soul after death.

Stinginess

Stinginess is despised by human beings, but more worryingly, it is hated by Allah. “Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful. Who are stingy and enjoin upon [other] people stinginess and conceal what Allah has given them of His bounty – and We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment… Continue reading Stinginess

Patience

Patience. To me is the key in everything that I do. Since I woke up in the morning, when I left home and everything in between untill I am back home. If I encounter a situation that makes me lose my temper, I ask/tell myself 'in situation like this how would our Prophet(PBUH) would have… Continue reading Patience

Good VS Evil

Allah is the ultimate Creator and He creates whatever He wishes. Amongst His creations are angels, jinn and human beings, each one of these endowed with different qualities. Angels are created from light (although they are not light). They are the perfect slaves of Allah with the attribute of constant worship. They do not have… Continue reading Good VS Evil

The Intelligent and the Foolish

When assessing one's intelligence in the scope of Islam, do you know the benchmarks which have been applied by the early Muslim scholars? In this world there are those who are academically brilliant, but spiritually and in matters of his personality, are actually stunted. So what are the determining factors under Islam? The intelligent possesses… Continue reading The Intelligent and the Foolish