We have forgotten to find the blessings from the smallest things we have in life to the biggest. Only when we faced with adversity or we lost something, then, we realized that what we had was something precious and was really a blessing from Allah, that we were able to have it. Sounds familiar, right?
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People feel terrible when they think that God will not forgive them or is angry with them. It is dark and heavy feeling, and it is also one of Satan’s most useful weapons. Satan uses our despair to push us further away from God. When a person thinks that they will not be forgiven...
Tawakkul is the belief that God is over all things competent, that He is the one upon whom we should rely. Who can we trust more than God The Ever-living, The Creator, Sustainer, The All-capable? But how can we know if we truly trust God? Take the test.
Knowing that the Lord of the Heavens and the earth has a plan for you, and is there to hold you as you go through this difficulty, was among the most comforting feeling for Alisha. At first I needed to really try and make her believe that better things would be coming.
The only way to discipline the soul is by denying destructive pleasures through renouncing one's desires. These desires create barriers between the person and truth: Wealth lifted by ridding oneself of the unnecessary; prestige lifted by distancing oneself from it...
Repentance allows a Muslim to recognize his or her wrongdoings, weaknesses and the sheer magnitude of grace that Allah has bestowed upon him or her. Repenting cleans the heart and allows a believer to move on.
Allah has made two days in the year our official festive days – Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. But we often neglect a third, and more frequently occurring, festive day– the Day of Jumu‘ah. Here are some of the reasons why this day is so special.
The believer that is connected to Allah is living in His companionship. If Allah is with you, who is it that that can be against you? But if Allah is against you, who is it that can claim being with you? That feeling of companionship is priceless.
A sincere person worships God privately in the same manner he worships publicly. Sometimes, he even worships better when in seclusion so that he does his best to please Allah alone. Are one?
Allah gives us a personal one-to-one appointment to talk with him five times daily. It's something many neglect, called prayer! If you are at work and are facing a problem, you would request a meeting with your manager...right? Of course you would! Apply this analogy with Allah...
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us to help us with absolving our sins daily. If you incorporate them in your daily routine, they'll help you cleanse your heart, remain strongly connected with Allah Almighty and actively stay on the path of purification.
What happens if the pleasures of this life suddenly become torments? How should one behave when struck by illness or injury? Of course, we accept our fate and try to bear the pain, sadness, or suffering patiently because we know with certainty that from this God will bring about much good.