Ibn al-Qayyim enumerated some of the factors that bring about tranquility: 1 . Islamic Monotheism, or worshipping Allah exclusively without associating any partners with him (in worship), and without associating any partners with Him in all qualities that belong to Him alone. The disbeliever and the one who associates partners with Allah, the Almighty, are, for all effective … [Read more...] about Doing Those Things That Bring You Peace.
Do Not Grieve Over the Hurt That Is Inflicted Upon You by Others, and Forgive Those That Have Ill-Treated You. The price of jealousy and rancor is enormous; it is the price that the revengeful person pays in exchange for his malice towards others. He pays with his heart, flesh, and blood. His peace, his relaxation,and his happiness - these he forsakes because he desires the … [Read more...] about Do Not Grieve Over the Hurt That Is Inflicted Upon
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.
Do Not Be Sad:Select for Yourself That Which Allah Has Chosen for You. Stand if He causes you to stand and sit if He orders you to sit. Show patience if He has made you to be poor and be thankful if He makes you to be rich. These points are understood from the statement, "I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as a Religion, and with Muhammad as a Messenger." And an … [Read more...] about Do Not Be Sad:Select for Yourself That Which Allah Has
Islam offers the believer a broad range of benefits and rewards, benefits that encourage him to continue upon the true path and rewards that boost his hopes for the Hereafter. Deeds that wipe out sins - such as prayer - are many in Islam. For example, a good deed is multiplied ten times in reward, or seven hundred, or even much, much more. Another example is hardship, because … [Read more...] about A Religion That Is Full of Benefits.