Monthly Archives: August 2013

Strive to help others

Aristotle said:

“The ideal person is he who takes pleasure in serving others, and who is ashamed when others do things for him, since showing compassion is a sign of superiority, while receiving it is a sign of failure.”

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Do not grieve – There is another life to come

The day will come when Allah will gather together the first of the creation and the last of it. The knowledge of this occurrence alone should reassure you of Allah’s justice. So whoever’s money is usurped here shall find it there; whoever is oppressed here shall find justice carried out there; and whoever oppresses here shall find his punishment there.

Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher, said,

“The drama of this life is not complete; there must be a second scene to it, for we see the tyrant and his victims without seeing justice being executed. We see the conqueror and the subjugated, without the latter finding any revenge. Therefore there must be another world, where justice will be carried out.” Read more…

Your reward is Paradise

“My soul that owns things is itself departing, Then why should I cry when something leaves me.”

The whole world, with all its gold, silver, positions, and mansions does not deserve even a teardrop. In a hadith related by Tirmidhi, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:

“The world is cursed, and what is in it is cursed, except the remembrance of Allah, that which follows it (i.e. other good deeds that Allah loves), the scholar, and the student.”

An Arab poet said:

“Wealth and family are only a loan, and the day must come when the loan is returned.”

All of the wealth in the world cannot postpone death when its appointed time comes.

And this life of the world is only amusement and play!  (Qur’an 29: 64) Read more…

Do not be sad – Always remember Allah

Concerning His remembrance, Allah, the All-Glorious, says:

Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.   (Qur’an 13: 28)

Therefore remember me [by praying, glorifying etc.] and I will remember you…
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Cast off anxiety

Do not be sad, for your Lord says:

Have we not opened your breast for you [O ‘ Muhammad]? (Qur’an 94: 1)

The message of this verse embraces all those who carry the truth, who see the light, and who tread the path of guidance.
1s he whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that he is in light from His Lord [as he who is non-Muslim]? So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah! (Qur’an 39: 22) Read more…

The bliss of the Prophet’s Companions

Our Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and Peace be upon him) came to all people with a heavenly message. He was not driven by worldly ambition, he had no treasure from which to spend, no splendid gardens from which to eat, and no castle in which to live. Despite all this, his loving followers pledged allegiance to him and remained steadfast, enduring a hard life full of difficulties. They were few and weak, always in fear of being uprooted by those surrounding them, and yet they loved the Prophet (bpuh) wholly and completely.

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Grieve not Over being poor

The more the body enjoys, the more the soul become sullied, and there is safety in having little. Taking only that which you need from this world is an early comfort that Allah bestows upon those whom He pleases among His slaves.

Verily! We will inherit the earth and whatsoever is thereon. (Qur’an 19: 40)

One poet said:

“Water, bread, and shade,
These form a most worthy bliss,
I have denied the favors of my Lord,
If I said that I had too little.”

What in this world are truly important, but cold water, warm bread, and plentiful shade!

Do not carry the weight of the globe on your shoulders

In a certain class of people there rages an internal war, one that doesn’t take place on the battlefield, but in one’s bedroom, one’s office, one’s own home. It is a war that results in ulcers or an increase in blood pressure. Everything frustrates these people: they become angry at inflation, furious because the rains came late and exasperated when the value of their currency falls. They are forever perturbed and vexed, no matter what the reason.

They think that every cry is against them. (Qur ‘an 63: 4) Read more…