A Handicap in One Area Can Be Compensated for by Excellence in Another. "Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you." (Qur'an 24:11) Most people who are remembered today for their greatness had to overcome many obstacles on their path:their perseverance was akin to obstinacy. They felt a weakness in one faculty or area that required compensation in another. … [Read more...] about A Handicap in One Area Can Be Compensated for by
Don't Be Sad
The more the body enjoys, the more the soul become sullied, and there is safety in having little. Taking only that which you need from this world is an early comfort that Allah bestows upon those whom He pleases among His slaves. Verily! We will inherit the earth and whatsoever is thereon. (Quran 19:40) One poet said: "Water, bread, and shade, These form a most worthy … [Read more...] about Grieve Not Over Being Poor.
If you know Allah and worship Him, you will have found happiness and peace, even if you are living in a hut made of mud. But if you deviate from the true path, your life will truly be wretched, even if you are living a life of luxury and comfort in a large mansion. If this latter case applies to you, then you do not have with you the key to happiness. "And We gave him of the … [Read more...] about The Key to Happiness.
Allah's kindness is very near to us. He hears all and answers our supplications. It is we who are full of shortcomings, and so we badly need to be persistent in our supplications. Boredom or hopelessness should never cause us to stop invoking Allah, nor should one of us say:I prayed yet I have not been answered. Instead, we should press our heads humbly on the ground and beg … [Read more...] about When You Ask, Ask Allah.
Life has taught me to put into practice something that has never failed me:to moderately express my approval of others. This policy always has a positive effect on all sorts of people. Soft and gentle words work wonders on the hearts of people; our religion teaches us to be generous and kind in dealings: "And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been … [Read more...] about Don’t Belittle Another Person’s Efforts.