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.
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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.
Have you ever had that feeling of anxiety in your heart? What if it doesn’t work out? What if you never get over it? The truth is that we have all felt this way at some point in our lives. Sometimes, the uncertainty is just too much to bear, or the hardship of a moment prevents us from seeing any light at the end of the tunnel.
One of the important characteristics of a Muslim is that he remains in a positive state of mind, whatever the circumstances. He tries for the best and look for wisdom. A Muslim is never in despair, not even in most difficult moments...
Allah says to him: “Didn't you know that you did this sin and I could see you (he did it in secret) and I could see you! Didn't you know this day will come? Didn't you know that today I will question you?” And he will say: “My Lord! I did…”
Your time is your life, and your life is your capital; it is the basis of your transactions with God, and the means to attain to everlasting felicity, in the proximity of God the Exalted. Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, and when it passes away it never returns.
Many people give up in the face of something seemingly impossible. Sometimes, we give up on an individual level: getting married, getting that job we want; sometimes it is on a global level, such as injustice in the Muslim world. But the point of the struggle is to realize who is in charge.
It is the path that we don’t want to take that turns out to be the best for us in the long run. It is the flat tire that made us avoid getting involved in a deadly accident or the waitress bringing us the wrong order that allowed us to avoid getting food poisoning that are the blessings.
The Muslims have gone through a lot in these four years and one of the problems they’ve experienced is that overall becoming a problem in motivation. The iman is not what it used to be. And Allah notices that there are some weak elements in the Muslim community.
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.
How did Moses have trust that was this great? It is a combination of lots of things among which are the things that Allah gave him, among the lessons and among the people around him. Importantly and often missed out is the fact that four women shaped his life...