If one is endowed with power, honor, status, rank, or wealth, he must realize that he is being tested. When Prophet Sulaymaan (Solomon) saw the throne of Bilqees (Queen of Sheba) brought before him, he said: "'This is by the Grace of my Lord- to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful!'" (Qur'an 27:40) Thus Allah gives a blessing to see who accepts it properly - by being … [Read more...] about Being Blessed With Honor Is Also a Test.
Remember That You Are Dealing With the Most Merciful.
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.
Invoke Allah With the Following.
"O' Allah, give us a good share of piety, for You serve as a barrier between us and between our disobeying You. Give us that share of obedience to You with which You make us enter Paradise, and a share of the faith that serves to make the calamities of this world seem easy for us. Make us enjoy the blessings of our hearing, sight, and strength as long as You give us life... … [Read more...] about Invoke Allah With the Following.
The Bliss of the Companions (May Allah Be Pleased With
The Bliss of the Companions (May Allah Be Pleased With Them). Among the many ways in which they were blessed, the Companions were informed of their ranking through revelation. This verse was revealed about Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him): "And Al-Muttaqoon [the pious and righteous] will be far removed from it [Hell]. He who spends his wealth for increase in self … [Read more...] about The Bliss of the Companions (May Allah Be Pleased With
How to Deal With Bitter Criticism.
Those who are ignorant have uttered curses at Allah, the Exalted, the Creator of all that exists, so what treatment should we, who are full of faults, expect from people. You will always have to face criticism, which in its onslaught is like an interminable war:it shows no sign of ending. As long as you shine, give, produce, and have an effect upon others, then disapproval and … [Read more...] about How to Deal With Bitter Criticism.