Just as the remembrance of God brings tranquility and peace to a heart, when a heart is devoid of remembrance of God - believing in Him, thinking of Him often and with love, brimming with thankfulness towards Him for the innumerable blessings that He has provided...
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The feeling that nothing whatsoever in this universe can slip from the grasp of God pours peace and tranquility into the heart of the believer. No matter how troublesome the circumstances are or how dark the situation is, they remain under the Will of God
Humility comes from knowing about God and recognizing His greatness, venerating Him, loving Him and being in awe of Him; and it comes from knowing about oneself and one’s own faults, and weaknesses. God gives this characteristic to those who struggle to become close to Him through deeds of piety and righteousness.
Prayer gave me my first motivation to learn to read Arabic, and to start memorizing Quran--plus daily opportunities to review what I had already memorized. That eventually led me to study Arabic more deeply when the opportunities arose...
Imam Ahmed asked the baker if the constant practice of seeking forgiveness (saying Istighfar) had any effect on him. The baker responded by telling Imam Ahmed that Allah had accepted all of his du'as (supplications), except one. When he asked him what du'a was...
Saying Astaghfirullah (O Allah forgive me) a hundred times a day, a million times a day for 5 or 10 years… and you’ll find the doors opening one after the other. And after that may Allah bless those who don’t have children with children...
Our relationship with Allah is a lot like that of employer/employee. We have a purpose to worship and remember Him. If we don't fulfill our purpose, we will not be rewarded for not fulfilling our purpose. Simple.
We can pretend with other people, we can fool everyone else, we can say nice things and appear to be such a good person. Allah knows everything about us. And even though He knows everything about us, He still wants to talk to us and listen; He still wants what is best for us. We don't need to wear any masks...
Who doesn’t experience moments of sadness? Who has never battled out with a sin? Who was in a relationship and he struggled to cut out that relationship? Who was financially bankrupt? We are experiencing one or the other. What are the words that we are to say when we are in pain? They are words of humility to Allah. How much Allah loves these words.
Mankind comes across many afflictions and trials, sometimes in overwhelming sequences. Removing the darkness of these worries, distresses, depression and grief is a very important matter to which Islam gives serious attention… There are many authentic du’as and supplication from Hadith which can help us remove anxieties according to Islam.
If Allah loves us, He will put us through hardships according to the level of our faith. Be sure that if you have good in your heart, He will reward you with better than what was taken from you, or hardships you have faced.
Happiness can be found in the world around us, and there are no secrets that living a healthy and balanced lifestyle, surrounded with friends and family, provide avenues for both happiness in this world, and in the next, as it’s very much in line with the way of Islam.