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.
I recently read two famous books, both of which are deprived of that ease and simplicity that the Shari'ah intends for us. The first is Ihyaa ' al- 'Uloom ad-Deen by Ghazali. He gathered in it a number of Ahaadeeth (Hadiths), many of which are either weak or fabricated. He built upon them rules and principles that he thought were the greatest means of bringing a slave closer … [Read more...] about The Wrong Way to Go about Things…
By being unconcerned over trifles, you display a virtue that will bring you happiness, for the one who is lofty in his aims is engrossed only with concern for the Hereafter. One of our pious predecessors advised one of his brothers with the following words: "Be concerned about this only:about meeting Allah, about standing in front of Him, and about the Hereafter." That Day … [Read more...] about Grieve Not Over Unworthy Things.
1. Good deeds: "Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he [or she] is a true believer [of Islamic Monotheism] verily, to him We will give a good life [in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision]..." (Qur'an 16:97) 2. A pious wife: " 'Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes...'" (Quran … [Read more...] about Things That Bring about Happiness.
The Mutual Rivalry for Piling Up of Worldly Things Diverts You. "The Mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you." (Quran 102:1) Once, after having received a handsome sum of money, I rushed to the bookstore with the intention of buying a copy of every book I could get my hands on; the enthusiasm of the moment overwhelmed me. I filled the shelves of my wall … [Read more...] about The Mutual Rivalry for Piling Up of Worldly Things Diverts