We can thus see that the heart, which most people consider to be the abode of love and compassion, is the seat of the religion of Islam. Purification of the heart is very closely related to purification of the soul.
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Despite all our striving to know what Allah is like and all our attempts to describe Him in our words, the simple truth is that He is so beyond our comprehension that when we find a way of describing Him, all we really know is that He is not like that!
Having gained knowledge raises your status as we already mentioned, but those who share their knowledge are given a higher status than even the devout worshipper.
Being able to perform miracles didn't make Jesus equal to God. Everything he did was by God's leave, to teach the people of Israel about God Himself. Even these miracles, though, were not enough to convince them.
It's easy to become a Muslim. However, looking from the outside in, it may seem like a monumental task that will turn life as you know it on its head.
It is very important to know that God is never unjust to any of His creatures. Doubting His justice may be a great injustice to oneself who has not taken the time to know his Creator.
Would you change? Would your resolutions be more likely to be successful? Would you show more appreciation to the people in your life? Would you begin to think about the source of life, and perhaps wake up more grateful every new day you’ve been given?
I recall very well that a catalyst for my interest in Islam 11-years ago happened to be the adab (good manners) of a Somali taxi driver who, incidentally, was always smiling.
Going from one false god to the next, I started to feel like the little bird looking for its mother in all the wrong animals. I was lost and broken. But, Alhamdulillah, God guided me back to Him. And because of the memory of all the pain shirk caused in my life, I remain vigilant in avoiding it.
The spiritual journey a Muslim takes to God requires work at both the physical and spiritual levels. Thus, one should couple increases in action with increases in spiritual knowledge.