No matter how excellent any stop along the way is, or how much you enjoy the company of a new acquaintance, you will enable yourself to say goodbye. You will move on because you knew at the outset that you were never meant to stay. Your awareness of your true goal facilitates letting go.
There are some well-meaning individuals who put God to test by wishing to see a miracle from Him in order to fully believe that He is there and cares for them. Such persons do believe in God but have no personal relationship with Him.
For those of us in the West who have accepted Islam into our lives, it makes us wonder if we should do the same-make hijrah. Some new Muslims want to escape countries where Muslims are feeling increasingly unwelcome. While others say more Muslims should stay…
Are you focusing on the big picture, the reason why we are fasting, the reason we and the world are going through all these tests and how we can please God through these tests? Or are you focusing on the pebbles on the path rather than the destination?
In spite of the fact that so of human beings will deny Him despite the fact that so many people continue to associate partners with Allah Almighty and attribute to Him children and deficiencies and qualities that are beneath His majesty and perfection, He continues to provide from His mercy for all of them.
An important element for every Muslim to find ultimate contentment in life, no matter how difficult the circumstances are, is to strike a balance between this worldly life and the next life.
Hardships make us turn to God in times when we do not. On the flip-side, it is important to remember that ease itself is also a test. Islam came to help us balance life in both ease and hardship.
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.