The words 'isolation' and 'seclusion' have a special meaning in our religion:to stay away from evil and its perpetrators, and to keep those who are foolish at a distance. When you seclude yourself from evil in this manner, you will have an opportunity to reflect, to think, to graze in the meadows of enlightenment. When you isolate yourself from things that divert you from … [Read more...] about Enough for You Is Your Home.
William James said: "God forgives us our sins, but our nervous systems do not." Ibn al-Wazeer wrote in his book Al-Awaasim wa al-Qawaasim: "Verily, to be hopeful of Allah's mercy opens the doors of optimism for one of His slaves, making him more avid in worship, and inspiring him to be more enthusiastic in performing voluntary acts of worship and racing to perform good … [Read more...] about Hold a Good Opinion of Your Lord.
In previous chapters, I quoted revealed texts to illustrate the importance of being gentle; here we expand on the same theme by mentioning some examples. Imagine yourself driving a car on an extremely narrow road that is enclosed on either side by a wall. There is no way for a car to pass except with a great deal of care, gentleness, and caution. However, if a driver attempted … [Read more...] about Gentleness Helps You Achieve Your Goals.
The lord of the worlds provides for the worm in the ground: "There is not a moving [living] creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you." (Quran 6:38) Allah provides for the birds in the sky and for the fish in the sea: "And it is He who feeds but is not fed." (Quran 6:14) You are worthier than a worm, bird, or fish, so don't … [Read more...] about Strive for Your Sustenance, But Don’t Be Covetous.
When a Muslim sets out to do something, he must do the following:he must plan with caution, and he must put his trust in Allah. The Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him), who was protected by Allah and who had a stronger trust in Allah than anyone else, wore armor in battle. A man asked the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him), "Should I tie my camel … [Read more...] about Plan Your Affairs and Take Proper Precautions.