"Thus We have made you a just nation." (Qur'an 2:143) Both your conscience and your Religion demand that you be just, which means that you should neither exaggerate nor understate, neither go into excess nor do too little. Whoever seeks happiness should be just, regardless of whether he is in an angry, a sad, or a joyful mood. Exaggeration in our dealings with others is … [Read more...] about Thus We Have Made You a Just Nation.
The author of Ease After Difficulty mentioned the story of a wise person who was afflicted by calamity. His brothers went to him and tried to console him over his loss. He answered, 'I have put together a remedy that is composed of six ingredients.' They asked him what those ingredients were, and he answered, 1. 'The first is to have a firm trust in Allah, the Almighty. 2. … [Read more...] about Why Grieve When You Have the Six Ingredients?
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
"Fear not! Surely you will have the upper hand." (Qur'an 20:68) Moosa (Moses) was especially in trouble on three occasions: 1. When he entered the council of the evil Fir'awn, he said: "Our Lord! Verily! We fear lest he should hasten to punish us or lest he should transgress [all bounds against us]." (Qur'an 20:45) "He [Allah] said:'Fear not, verily! I am with you both, … [Read more...] about Fear Not! Surely, You Will Have the Upper Hand.
If You Lose a Limb, You Still Have Others to Compensate for It. Ibn 'Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "If Allah removes the light from my eyes, My tongue and ears still have in them light. My heart is intelligent and my mind is not crooked, And my tongue is sharp like a warrior's sword." When harm befalls you, perhaps there is a benefit that comes with it, a … [Read more...] about If You Lose a Limb, You Still Have Others to