When you walk along the beach, a common sight is that of children and sometimes adults, building sandcastles. They scoop damp sand and use their buckets and spades to shape the sandcastle, slightly away from the waves but where the sand is still moist from the previous tide. Beachgoers build sandcastles for fun, knowing from… Continue reading Sandcastles
Some people can never be happy. They complain that they work too hard, and then complain that they are bored at home during the weekends. Summer is too hot, and winter is too cold. The food is too salty, the water is too sweet. I even saw someone in a restaurant complaining that her seafood… Continue reading Complaining and Blaming
When we feel crushed by the weight of our life issues, we seek psychological and emotional cure in whichever way we can. One of these is by escaping from our failed personal issues – sour relationships, tragedies, losses, unhappy jobs, unfulfilled ambitions, to compensate those losses or dreams that failed to crystallise. We try to… Continue reading Escapism
Once a person has cultivated envy and arrogance in his personality, the next in the sequence is arrogance. This arrogance is manifested by arrogance towards others, and ultimately, arrogance towards Allah. When someone asked Rasulullah SAW what arrogance meant, he replied: “Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people.” [Sahih Muslim] Arrogance can… Continue reading Arrogance
Human beings, by nature, are scared of anything unknown. The unknown makes us uneasy and anxious. If you go into a dark room and you can't see what's inside, you are fearful. If you are driving on an unknown road and the signboard at the junction is missing, you feel lost and nervous. If you… Continue reading Fear of the Unknown
Why do we need the Creator in our lives? If you are reading this, then it means that you are a seeker for the truth. Many people question whether there is indeed a Creator. And if there is, then how do we know that the Creator exists? If you are wondering this, then think of… Continue reading Why we need God
The solution is simple, for Verse 2:155 of Surat Al Baqarah concludes "..... but give good tidings to the patient". Hence, the Qur’an has already told us the attitude to adopt when hardship falls upon us. With patience, we have demonstrated that our love of and trust in Allah outstrips the love of the things… Continue reading What should we do when things do not go that well?
Many people think that the story of Musa AS ended after the crossing of the Red Sea. However, events continued to unfold after the destruction of Pharaoh. The story carries on with the new lives of Bani Israel, no longer overshadowed by the tyranny of Pharaoh’s regime. During the crossing of the Red Sea, angel… Continue reading Prophet Musa [Moses] (AS) Pt 5
People are difficult sometimes. Right? If you had an argument with someone, and then you try to talk to them again, you’ll feel like things are not the same anymore. They might not meet you with the same open arms and complete acceptance like before. And if you had several problems or downfalls with the… Continue reading How to start over after a life of sins?
Dealing with Hardship Some people might think: “why do I have to be patient in the first place? Why can’t matters just get resolved immediately? Isn’t this easy for Allah to do? Why can’t He do it now? Why the suffering? Why does He have to put me through this?” There are many ways to… Continue reading Dealing with Hardships the very best way!