To be successful means for you to have good qualities which outnumber and overshadow your bad qualities. When this becomes a reality in your life, you will find that people will shower compliments upon you, even for qualities that you do not possess. People will not accept criticism of you either, even if what is said about you is true-a mountain is not increased in worthiness … [Read more...] about One Is Judged by One’s Dominant Characteristics.
"Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish [i.e. don't punish them]." (Qur'an 7:199) It is not right for you to forsake your brother because of one or two faults that you find in him, especially if the rest of his character is honorable. As we know, perfection for any one of us is unattainable. Al-Kindi said: "How is it that you want your friend … [Read more...] about Overlooking the Faults of One’s Brothers.
The Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Made easy for every thing is that for which it was created." Why then are talents neglected and discarded? Among the most miserable and wretched of people is the person who wishes to be somebody else. The intelligent and wise person is he who studies himself and then fulfils that purpose for which he was created. … [Read more...] about Ones Inborn Character.
Emotions flare up for two reasons:either for joy or for inner pain. In a Hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Verily, I have been prohibited from emitting two foolish and wicked sounds, one that is emitted when something favorable happens, and the other that is expressed when calamity strikes." "In order that you may not be sad over matters … [Read more...] about Controlling One’s Emotions.
Waiting eagerly for the call to prayer, arriving at the mosque before the commencement of prayer, bearing no personal grudges against others, leaving alone other people's private affairs, being content with the basic necessities of life, studying the Qur'an and the Sunnah, feeling concern for the pains of other Muslims, and being charitable with one's wealth - these are all … [Read more...] about Who Are the Righteous Ones?