It is healthy to wish to improve one’s status at work and get a promotion and rise. However, when one falls prey to ones’ lusts for power crushing anyone that may stand in the way through lying, bribery or even to the extent of killing co-workers then this is a deadly gluttony for power.
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When you're angry, try to look at your own reflection in the mirror. Try to do it. You will be amazed of what you see. You will probably see a different person all together. But look at yourself how you look when you get angry. This in a way will help you try to stay away from that.
Just who are the strangers? Is it me or you or the neighbors? Or is it the people at the mosque, or the other mosque? Is it all of us or none of us? Are the strangers those who have converted to Islam? Or the born Muslim who suddenly grows a beard, or puts on a scarf for the first time?
The life and words of Prophet Muhammad complete our understanding of Allah’s revelation because they show us that a deep love for Allah and love and care for one another is at the very heart of Islam.
Our neighbors are the closest to us in proximity, and thus, they are the closest to our everyday lives. When we are in need, they are nearby. It only makes sense to foster this relationship and to make it a strong one.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) reminds us that love is the same rule that holds the Ummah together, the larger family of believers, when he said: "The likeness of the believers in their mutual love, their mutual mercy, their mutual affection towards each other is like a single body..."
An emphatic verse signifying how the Prophet was destined to be the best human being ever to live on Earth. He was on the highest standard of character— the most virtuous, the most patient, the most loving, the most courteous, the most merciful among men...
The practice of eating less to prevent sickness and disease was emphasized by Prophet Muhammad, and now backed heavily by science much later. The Islamic concept ‘1/3 for your food, 1/3 for your liquids, and 1/3 for your breath’ matches very closely to the Japanese ‘hara hachi bu’ concept, which means eat until you are only 80% full.
Listen to the dua, it’s magic, it is not but the words of someone except a Prophet of God. And listen to how the Prophet called out to Allah, and imagine when was the last time you called out to Allah in the same way...
Allah had prepared the messenger of Allah for the most important type of social interaction and social care, which is the care of parents and the pain of loss of family. That made him the best leader on earth to be able to connect with the people, the poor, the orphans, and those who have lost things in life.
A man like Muhammad was the solace to his friends' souls. They would miss him very much if he went to mind personal matters, even if for a short while. This is the feeling you might have when your soul mate is absent; you always wait in anticipation for him or her to come back.