Ibn al-Qayyim enumerated some of the factors that bring about tranquility: 1 . Islamic Monotheism, or worshipping Allah exclusively without associating any partners with him (in worship), and without associating any partners with Him in all qualities that belong to Him alone. The disbeliever and the one who associates partners with Allah, the Almighty, are, for all effective … [Read more...] about Doing Those Things That Bring You Peace.
You Are Doing Well If You Are Healthy and Have Enough Food. In the year 1400 Hijri, I participated in a campaign to propagate Islam, close to the border of Yemen. I temporarily left the camp we were staying in, intending to go with one of my professors to Abha. On the way back I was upset because he was driving his car at a very high speed. I pleaded with him to slow down, but … [Read more...] about You Are Doing Well If You Are Healthy and Have
The first person who benefits from an act of charity is the benefactor himself, by seeing changes in himself and in his manners, by finding peace, by watching a smile form on the lips of another person. If you find yourself to be in difficulty or distress, show kindness to others, and you will be the first to find solace and comfort. Give to the needy, defend the oppressed, … [Read more...] about Doing Good to Others Gives Comfort to the Heart.