The following Hadith moved me deeply when I read it, and I should not be surprised if it has the same effect upon you. Ahmad, Abu Yaia, Al-Bazzar, and At-Tabaraani all related the following: "Leaning on a cane, an old man came to the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) and said, 'O' Allah's Messenger, I have perpetrated treacherous and wicked deeds. Will I be … [Read more...] about Remember That You Are Dealing With the Most Merciful.
Those who meet hardship with a strong bearing and a patient countenance are in the minority. But we must consider this, though it may seem obvious:if you or I will not be patient, then what else is there for us to do? Do you have an alternative solution? Do you know of any provision that is better than patience? Those that achieve greatness have to surmount an ocean of … [Read more...] about Patience Is Most Fitting.
General George Kruk, known for his subjugation of the native Indians, wrote the following on page 77 of his famous journal: "Almost all of the misery and anxiety of the Indians originates from their imagination and not from reality." "They think that every cry is against them." (Quran 63:4) "Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except … [Read more...] about Most Rumors Are Baseless.
A high-ranking member of the Riyadh community related to me that in 1376 Hijri, a group of fishermen from the town of Jubayl set out for the ocean, and after spending three days and three nights fishing, they did not manage to catch even a single fish. Meanwhile, a group of nearby fishermen caught many fish. They were surprised, not merely from the disparity between their … [Read more...] about Allah Is Most Kind to His Slaves.