One thing that really helps me in forgiving others is to remind myself of my own shortcomings, and the times that I’ve messed up by hurting others or my own self. Yet I still hope and expect that Allah will forgive me, because He is the Most Merciful.
These rough and smooth times make up the story of life. You have no control over it. What you can aim to do is influence your thoughts, and build a positive mindset. And only then could yours be a life story rooted in a positivity and good thoughts.
Remaining positive means changing the dialogue in our minds when Satan starts to whisper to us to give up. It means reminding ourselves to have hope, to be patient, to trust God – to resist the whispers of Satan with positivity.
Thinking positively and having positivity are of vital importance for our spiritual development. Due to bad experiences or the societies we live in, many of us have learned to be suspicious, skeptical and doubtful towards the world and towards people.
Things happen. And you fall deep into a kind of ‘hole‘. You feel down, bored, stuck in your routine and demotivated. Along with these come emotions like negativity, feeling blue, frustration and confusion. If only it were so easy to stay positive and motivated all the time…
We start by making dua for our brothers and sisters in Indonesia before discussing how Mo Salah helps a Syrian boy, an Egyptian saves 23 people from the Greek fires and tips for married couples to connect with each other!