Allah's kindness is very near to us. He hears all and answers our supplications. It is we who are full of shortcomings, and so we badly need to be persistent in our supplications. Boredom or hopelessness should never cause us to stop invoking Allah, nor should one of us say:I prayed yet I have not been answered. Instead, we should press our heads humbly on the ground and beg … [Read more...] about When You Ask, Ask Allah.
They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance... (Quran 3:111) ...and be not distressed because of what they plot. (Quran 16:127) ...and harm them not. And put your trust in Allah... (Quran 33:48) ...but Allah cleared him [Moosa] of that which they alleged... (Quran 33:69) An Arab poet said: 'The vast ocean feels no harm, When the boy pitches into it a … [Read more...] about Grieve Not When Others Blame and Disparage You.
Robert Louis Stevenson said: "Every person is capable of performing his daily tasks, no matter how difficult they are, and every person is capable of living happily during his day until the sun sets:and this is the meaning of life." Stephen Leacock said: "The young child says:when I will become a bigger boy. The boy says:when I become a teenager, and when that time comes, he … [Read more...] about Do Not Feel Overly Stressed When Work Piles Up.
Prepare for Bad Times by Being Thankful When All Is Well. Supplicate often in times of comfort, peace, and well-being. Among the characteristics of the believer is that he is thankful and resolute:he sharpens the arrow before releasing it from the bow, and he turns to Allah before he is afflicted. The opposites of the believer in this regard are both the vile disbeliever and … [Read more...] about Prepare for Bad Times by Being Thankful When All Is
When Your Thoughts Wander. Thomas Edison said: "There is no subterfuge that one may resort to in order to flee from his thoughts." One can confirm the accuracy of this statement from experience, for even when reading or writing, one is constantly diverted by inappropriate thoughts. One of the best means of controlling such thoughts is to work at something that is at once … [Read more...] about When Your Thoughts Wander.