If you hear the beating of resentful words in your ears, do not worry - jealousy is not something new. As a poet said: "Devote yourself to the gathering of virtues, and work, And turn your back on someone who cools his jealousy by giving you censure, Know that your life's span is the season of good deeds, In it, they may be accepted, and after is death, when all jealousy … [Read more...] about Jealousy Is Not Something New.
Everything I have written in this book - including verses from the Qur'an, sayings from the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him), verses of poetry, stories, and sayings of the wise - calls you to start a new life, a life filled with hope of a good and blessed ending. However, you will not be able to benefit from this book without true determination, strong … [Read more...] about Resolve to Do Something and Then Do It.
I used to give the Friday sermon in the city of Abha. Most of my sermons dealt with different aspects of the Prophet's life, and this became something of a specialty with me and was something with which I felt comfortable. Somebody had asked me to give a sermon about the increasing tendency of extravagant dowries. I was loath to comply with this request because I felt more … [Read more...] about If You Really Cannot Do Something, Leave It.