We have a picture in our minds that life is meant to be flawless. When the reality does not match, we are deeply pained and upset. What we must come to understand is the picture we painted is merely that – a creation of our own hands. It is not a reality.
No matter how great a believer’s knowledge of his Lord might be, Allah, the All-Mighty, is far greater and more Sublime. What is important is not repeating the word “Allah is the Greatest”, but to realize its denotation that is affirmed and determined by the believer’s behavior.
A man should call himself strictly to account for his past actions. Every evening he should examine his heart as to what he has done to see whether he has gained or lost in his spiritual capital. This is the more necessary as the heart is like a treacherous business partner...
Human desires are insatiable. And for this reason, the more we chase after this world, the less we are satisfied. If we chase after the love of a human being, especially in ways that are not lawful, inevitably we will be let down because no human being is perfect.
Being sure (having yaqeen) means certainty in the Strength of God, in His mercy and promise. It is certainty that God can make us better, save us and help us. We need to ask ourselves – how firm is that certainty? We know how Satan makes us doubt – that is the best he can do.
What is important here is not the words and utterances in themselves but rather the meanings and intentions thereof; therefore, such words as “Glory is to Allah”, “Praise is to Allah”, “There is no god but Allah” and “Allah is Greatest” are “the things that endure of good deeds”
Fear of the Lord means living our lives with an eye to what God Almighty wants. It’s as simple as that. We don’t do bad things because we don’t want to displease Almighty God. Similarly we don’t do bad things, we don’t want to be punished. We want to enter the Paradise...
Many times when we’re depressed we think: Is this all my life is going to be? Is it never going to get better? This verse serves as a perfect answer to those questions, reminding us that life in this world is temporary and that Aakhira is certainly a better...
How much do we really love Allah? If we do love Him, why don’t we feel this love in our hearts all the time? Why do we keep losing this incredible feeling? It’s because the world is full of distractions – and it is full of distraction for this very reason.
Believing in Allah is one thing and glorifying Him is another. Glorifying Allah makes you obey Him, draw closer to Him, fear Him and love Him. Thus, believing in Allah through meaningless traditional belief and glorifying Him are two different things.
Tasting the sweetness of faith is something that touches the soul, and it can't be seen with the eye. Actually, the true believer's heart is of full of security, optimism, trust in Allah and the feeling that Allah loves him, and they are enough for the population of an entire country.