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.
People Should Depend on You, and Not You on Them. The noble hearted one works for people and does not allow them to serve him. Therefore he doesn't embark on a project that will require him to rely upon others. In helping others, people have a limit or point, up to which they are willing to strive and sacrifice for others. And this limit is seldom exceeded. Consider Husain … [Read more...] about People Should Depend on You, and Not You on Them.
Ease and facilitation - these are two qualities of the Shari'ah that give comfort to the believer. "We have not sent down the Quran unto you [O' Muhammad] to cause you distress." (Qur'an 20:1) "And We shall make easy for you [O ' Muhammad] the easy way [i.e. the doing of righteous deeds]." (Qur'an 87:8) "Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope." (Qur'an 2:286) "Allah … [Read more...] about The Shari’ah Is Made Easy for You.
Ahmad ibn Yusuf wrote that man positively knows that ease comes after difficulty, just as the light of day comes after the dark of night. In spite of this knowledge, the weaker part of his nature takes over when calamity strikes. A person who goes through trials should take steps to remedy his situation or else hopelessness takes control of him. Contemplating the patience of … [Read more...] about Do Not Let Calamity Shake You.
Whatever Is Written for You Will Unerringly Come to You. A person who is impatient about his sustenance, worried about why he has so little, and unsatisfied at being lower than others in worldly status is like one who precedes the Imam when going from one stage of prayer to the next. At the end, he cannot make Salaams (the final action that makes the prayer complete) until … [Read more...] about Whatever Is Written for You Will Unerringly Come to You.