Recite the Qur'an and listen to it being recited - in doing so, you will find happiness, peace, and tranquility. Allah's Messenger (Blessings and Peace be upon him) used to love to hear the Qur'an being recited by one of his noble Companions. You should allot a few minutes of every day to listen to a tape of Qur'anic recitation. The noise you hear in the streets, at work, or … [Read more...] about Listen Attentively to the Words of Allah.
Ibn Mas'ood (may Allah be pleased with him) is related to have said: "Relief and aid are from faith and contentment. Anxiety and grief are from doubt and anger. He also used to say: "The patient one achieves the best of aims." Abban ibn Taghlab said: "I heard a Desert Arab say, 'One of the noblest of characteristics becomes manifest when one is afflicted by a trial and … [Read more...] about A Few Words on Patience.
In the magazine Ar-Risaalah I found an interesting article on Communism, written by Zayyaat The Russians sent a spacecraft to outer space and after it returned, one of their astronauts was quoted in Pravda as saying, "We ascended to the sky and we found no god there, no paradise, no hell, and no angels." In response, Zayyaat wrote, "Truly amazing you are, O' red fools. Do you … [Read more...] about A Few Words about the Foolish.
Imaam Ahmad related two phrases that were said to him during the difficult times in which he was being punished and tortured. 1. A man who was imprisoned for drinking alcohol spoke the first, when he met Imaam Ahmad and said, "O' Ahmad, be steadfast for you are about to be whipped for the truth that you are upon. I have been whipped many times for drinking, and even I was … [Read more...] about Two Great Words of Solace.
Allah's Messenger (Blessings and Peace be upon him) taught his Companions a number of beautiful invocations, invocations that were brief in length but far-reaching in their implications. Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) asked the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) to teach him a supplication, and he answered: "Say:'O' my Lord, verily I have greatly … [Read more...] about To Him Do the Good Words Ascend.