Our spirit matures in the face of tests and becomes prepared for bigger challenges, as the bigger the tests and harder the questions are, the more entitled the human is to pass the class and to rise higher in the school of human values and perfection.
The spouse should try to find ways to work around the holidays, allowing their revert spouse to visit family ‘around’ the time of the holiday.
The prophetic educational methodology was sent down by God, for both moral and intellectual instruction, whose profitability depends on the individual. Just as land varies in its fertility and capability to absorb and benefit from rain, so does mankind in its capability to accept and benefit from this Revealed Knowledge.
God has blessed us with the ability to make du’a, speak to God, your Creator and tell him your worries, your pain, tell Him you’re upset and insha’Allah He will make this trial easy for you. Du’a has the power to change our conditional qadar (pre-destination), it is so powerful and will get you through some of your darkest hours.
Purification of the heart and attaining precious jewels like taqwa require discipline and training. These are not matters we simply read about or acquire suddenly.
When your forehead touches the ground in prayer, just take time, let your forehead stay there a bit longer than normal and say to Allah: “O Allah, help me to be a better person, help me to be a better Muslim” and surely He will reply.
The happiest and most fortunate people are those who are always intoxicated with ardent desire for the worlds beyond. Those who confine themselves within the narrow and suffocating limits of their bodily existence are really in prison, even though they may be living in palaces.
What can we learn from the Prophet’s character and how can we implement these learnings in our lives today? Can we always be truthful like him who was known as As-Sadik or the truthful one? Can we be kind in the face of adversity as he was? And can such kindness help us deal with Islamophobia?