A good Muslim ought to be kind-hearted and compassionate towards all of Allah’s creatures on earth. Treating your fellow human beings with dignity and respect, offering them financial and moral help whenever possible, protecting animals and the environment…
Every year, when the month of Rajab arrives, I recall the supplication: “O Allah, bless us in the months of Rajab and Sha`ban and take us to Ramadan.” It is high time for everyone to re-think and assess his or her readiness for the blessings of Allah in these blessed months, Rajab, Sha`ban, and Ramadan. …
Someone is trying to pray but not look the part, don’t make them feel bad. Make space for them. Don’t chase people from goodness.
A Muslim with a weak understanding of the deen is like a tree with no firm roots. As heavy winds uproot such a tree, a weak Muslim is conflicted during the times of personal crisis or trials. They are neither here nor there. Such a person is loss in an abyss with no purpose.
This story made me think hard that day. It is obvious that the kindness and gentleness a person has was reflected in his eyes. I asked myself- what do my eyes reflects of when people look at me? Do they see kindness, gentleness, compassion and sympathy or resentment, hatred, bitterness and anger?
What makes the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah so significant? Why does Allah swear by them? Why does the Prophet say they are the greatest days in the dunya? “The reason is truly so remarkably beautiful, as noted by Ibn Hajar Al-Askalany, the great Hadith…
A mother calls her son when he is giving a lesson on goodness to parents; look how beautifully and humbly he answers her!
When we reach “Ihsan”, the level of real goodness in our lives, everything we do is for Allah’s sake – and people will see it! There are some people we meet in life who have a big impact on us because they are such good people. As Muslims, we strive each day to become like those people.
Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.
There are many people who love virtue. They love to pardon those who have wronged them. They love acquiring religious knowledge, exhibiting good manners, and behaving ethically. It is the way they are, even without formulating any conscious, deliberate intention to be that way.