I find it helpful and supportive to always remember God’s words before committing any bad or good deeds. Stop and think before you act, will this deed increase my scale of good or bad deeds?...
Some people abstain from doing good deeds fearing that they will fall into the sin of showing off. This is a mistake that leads people to lose out on a lot of virtue and many blessings. As long as your original intention is for God, then you should go forward...
Many a time, one or both of the disputing parties would come to the Prophet complaining about the other, and he would use impartial judgment as well as Divinely-inspired wisdom to decide which one of them was wrong and needed to apologize or compensate the other.
How do you know that Allah has accepted your du`aa's, your prayers?" As the tears well up into my eyes, I notice our group leader and I ask him this question. He reminded me that Allah is as we expect of Him. That we prayed and asked for forgiveness and we expect that Allah in His infinite Mercy will be merciful to us and forgive us.
There are successful examples of mercy and tolerance with non-Muslim parents. With patience and kindness, some sons and daughters have succeeded in removing the hatred from their parents' hearts towards Islam and Muslims.
All the Arabic words that occur in the Quran are repeated again and again throughout its entirety, with the exception of those that occur in the very last juz’ (which has much shorter words and surah’s than the rest of the Quran). This actually makes it much easier to grasp the Arabic of the Quran...
Emptying the heart is not rejecting all things in this world, it is prioritizing and removing those false attachments or false gods that we think we could never give up or live without. This place of reverence is to be reserved for Allah, this attachment is the only real attachment, and everything else is temporary.
So many people reach a level where they cease to improve. They think they have attained everything that it means to be guided. They turn from improving themselves to the preoccupation of judging others, heedless of their own shortcomings.
Life can sometimes deal you crippling blows. There may be times when you’re simply too broken, weak, discouraged, and hopeless to stand, bow, and kneel in prayer. Knowing that you’re the source of your own problem doesn’t help either. Face it— you’re just too weak to get up and run that spiritual marathon.
It is when we all come together, united regardless of all our differences because we have come here for Allah. We do not let anything create differences amongst us. We wear clothes that are simple, we take the journeys together... We let nothing divide us.
Many Muslims agree that this also means we cannot use non-food products that contain pork. After all, your skin absorbs what you put on it, so wouldn’t the effect be similar to eating it?