'Ubadah ibn Saamit related that he heard Allah's Messenger (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) say: "Persist in fighting in the way of Allah, for it is among the doors of Paradise. Through it, Allah removes anxiety and worry." The effect that fighting in the way of Allah has upon a person is something that we might not accept, but it is something that our conscience … [Read more...] about Pause to Reflect.
Do not be sad. If you are poor, then someone else is immersed in debt. If you do not own your own means of transportation, then someone else has been deprived of his legs. If you have reason to complain concerning the pains of sickness, then someone else has been bedridden for years. And if you have lost a child, then someone else has lost many children, for instance, in a … [Read more...] about The Art of Happiness – Pause to Reflect.
Do not worry about your wealth that is stored in vaults. Unless you have faith in Allah, your high castles and your green gardens will only bring you worry, grief, and hopelessness. Do not be sad:even the diagnosis of the doctor and his medicine cannot make you happy if you have allowed sadness to dwell in your heart, letting it permeate your emotions and your existence. Do … [Read more...] about A Pause to Reflect.
"Truly, Allah defends those who believe." (Qur'an 22:38) In other words, He protects them from evil, both in this world and in the Hereafter. In this verse, Allah enlightens us, warns us, and gives us glad tidings. He repels evil from the believers in proportion to their faith. The evil of the disbelievers, the evil whispers of the Devil, the evil in their own selves, and … [Read more...] about Pause to Reflect…
'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "We have found that the best life is that which is accompanied by patience." He also said: "The best life that we have experienced, is that of patience, and if patience were a man, he would be most generous." 'Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "Truly, patience is to faith as the head is to the body. If the head is … [Read more...] about Pause to Reflect.