What is missing is something that we already have, but we tend to belittle. We lost sight the joy of being human and connecting with ourselves, laughing with family and friends, enjoying nature, a simple meal, and the little things that play a big role in our life.
Always have the best of expectations from Allah. That’s something very important. We are struggling, we are dealing with some spiritual bleakness, people lack hope, people don’t see any lights on the horizon… We need to renew our iman (faith), and know who we believe in, and His Might, and His Power, and His Greatness…
The story of the youth of the cave signifies love of the best kind and shows how the youth had a commitment to such love by seeking to earn the pleasure of the beloved, Allah before taking pleasure in His creations.
`Abdullah bin `Umar narrated: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took hold of my shoulders and said, “Be in this life as a stranger or a passerby.” (Al-Bukhari) Imagine that we are all riding on an airplane. Some are sitting in first class while most of us are crammed in the back. We look forward …
If you read the Quran without understanding, you may derive some reward because of your sense of devotion and your desire to read this Book. But this would not, in the least, fulfill the purpose for which it has been revealed. It has come to vitalize you, mold you and lead you to a new life and existence.
I spent a few years as a young adult wandering in this blindness until God granted my fumbling, grasping, and desperate soul, guidance. But Islam has given me so much more than clear vision, it has shown me the path, given me purpose, perspective, and offered protection.
Is the eternity boring? Being stuck in a place forever doing the same things over and over again? Actually no. It is the exact opposite. Let’s do some thinking together. Now, when is something boring to us? If we repeat something over and over again, we all get bored sometimes because we are sick of doing the same stuff.
Every now and then, people ask me how to stay motivated? How to build consistency at something? Or how to form positive habits? Instead, of answering their questions or giving them some “great life tips”. I ask them how not to stay motivated? How not to build consistency?
It would take me years to find out what my purpose in life was. As a small child I can remember playing with my Barbie dolls while contemplating upon why I had lived. As the only member of my family to go to college, I remember sitting in philosophy class pondering upon why I had survived birth…
Man is the crown of God’s act of creation. God created man by His own Hands and in His own image. For man and his principled assignment as vicegerent everything else on earth has been created, and to him and the expediency and services of his mission everything else has been subjected.