William James said: "God forgives us our sins, but our nervous systems do not." Ibn al-Wazeer wrote in his book Al-Awaasim wa al-Qawaasim: "Verily, to be hopeful of Allah's mercy opens the doors of optimism for one of His slaves, making him more avid in worship, and inspiring him to be more enthusiastic in performing voluntary acts of worship and racing to perform good … [Read more...] about Hold a Good Opinion of Your Lord.
"Such is the Seizure of your Lord when He seizes the [population of] towns while they are doing wrong." (Qur'an 11:102) One can become sad and wretched for different reasons; the following are some of them:to do wrong to others, to usurp their rights, and to hurt the meek among mankind. Some of the wise used to say, 'Fear the one who finds no helper against you (in your … [Read more...] about Such Is the Seizure of Your Lord.
Do Not Be Sad, for in Truth, Your Lord Forgives Sins and Accepts Repentance. When you read the following verse, does not your heart feel peaceful, are not your worries driven away, and does not happiness permeate your whole being? "Say:'O' My slaves who have transgressed against themselves [by committing evil deeds and sins]! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah … [Read more...] about Do Not Be Sad, for in Truth, Your Lord Forgives
Allah's slave - i.e. every one of us - can find comfort only by turning to Allah, the Exalted, Who mentioned tranquility in many verses of the Qur'an: "Then Allah sent down His Sakinah [calmness and tranquility] upon His Messenger and upon the believers." (Qur'an 48:26) "...He sent down calmness and tranquility upon them..." (Qur'an 48:18) "Then Allah did send down His … [Read more...] about In Order to Find Peace, Turn to Your Lord.
By being contented, one is saved from being like those who challenge their Lord in His decrees and rulings. To understand this, one needs only look at the case of Iblees (the Devil). He argued and disputed with his Lord because he was displeased with His decree and ruling. Those who refuse to believe in Allah only do so because they seek to challenge Him in might and power … [Read more...] about Do Not Challenge Your Lord.