One of the greatest goals of man while sent on this earth is to develop their spirituality in an ethical manner. Pursuing this goal secures life, liberty, and happiness...
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How can there be more than whatever material we want? How can there be more than each person being given an estate that will take hundreds of years to cross through?
Maybe we won't realize we're in emotional or spiritual pain until we get physically sick. Maybe it will even take a broken limb, like it did for me, before we will wake up and see that our inner spirit is crying out for something much deeper and longer-lasting...
Surround yourself finding people and surrounding yourself with people who do speak of Allah to you and remind you of Islam and your purpose in this life.
That year was the year of death; numerous luminous politicians and singers died. The premonition of death kept haunting me until it almost drove me crazy. I would wake up in panic, and almost remained sleepless, falling asleep only when overwhelmed with exhaustion.
The prayers are meditation; during them we work to constantly pull our hearts and minds back to the remembrance of the source and destination of life, Allah. Doing this throughout the day is like training, keeping our spirits fit and nimble; ready to face whatever life throws at us.
If a prayer is done with Ihsan then every word of the prayer reminds the believer of Allah. When he says “Allahu akbar”, he is reminding himself that Allah is Greater than all of his urges and desires.
The heart is the vessel that carries our faith. It is the organ with which we know and love Allah Almighty. It is the vehicle we use to traverse the path to Him.
The dunya is a tool. It is about how we use it and how our attitude towards it is. When we turn our backs to it, we do not stop utilizing it for what it is. We just do not make it a matter of our concerns.
Always remember that anything and everything that we have are gifts from Allah, and everything we don't have may be a blessing in disguise, and we just can't understand it. Allah is the master of planners.
Since my childhood, I have been afraid of small, confined spaces and furiously fled such places. Later, I understood that this condition was ...