“Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried?But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.Or do those who do evil deeds think they can outrun Us? Evil is what they judge.” Al-Qur’aan suurah Al-‘Ankabut 29:2-4
Belief is not a mere word we say; it is a reality that imposes duties, a trust that carries requirements and a struggle that demands patience and perseverance. It is not enough that people should claim to believe. Continue reading →
The truth is clear in this Qur’ān, and the argument Islam presents is clear and powerful. Anyone who knows Islam well but who still rejects it is only doing so because he prefers to pursue his own desires. Allah (God) says: Continue reading →
“Stay away from three destroyers, hold up three savers.
Three destroyers are following desires, self-admiration(ujb), avarice (shuhha)
Three savers are fear of Allah in secret and public, justice during anger, moderation both in affluence and poverty” Make your principles these things. Continue reading →
The Qur’ān addresses hearts in the first instance and gives all its light and fragrance to an open mind which receives it with certainty and contentment. When a person’s mind is refreshed with firm belief, it can better appreciate the Qur’ān and understand far more of its meanings than we can imagine. It brings about miraculous changes in this life as one adopts a new way of life and discards his old one. All the systems, legislation and values the Qur’ān promotes are based first and foremost on faith. Hence, a person who does not, deep at heart, believe in God or accept that this Qur’ān is revealed by God or that its contents represent the system God wants implemented in human life, cannot find the desired guidance in the Qur’ān and will not share in the joyful news it brings. Continue reading →
Last week we saw the meaning of doubt and its causes. To review doubt causes confusion and depression. Indeed, the first way Satan leads people into the darkness of kufr (disbelief) is to cast doubt upon their heart. Once the person has disbelieved in Allah and The Day of Resurrection, he leads life without a definite goal. No matter how much he owns wealth in this world, his destination is hellfire, may Allah protect us. The best cure for disease of doubt is to seek correct knowledge and with sincere intention. Continue reading →
I was born in the 70s to a middle-class family consisting of my mother, father and two older brothers. My memories of family life are of a happy, secure, very close and loving family. Although my parents were not religious they were very strict in certain areas of my upbringing such as instilling good manners, generosity and consideration for others. Continue reading →
According to Dictionary.com doubt means;
-to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe.
-to fear; be apprehensive about.
Indeed if doubt creeps in the human mind, it causes much confusion and depression. Due to doubt, how many people remain in halfway from success? Neither do they go forward nor stay at same place. They waver here and there. There are two main doubts that have confused many people and made their life depressed. Those doubts are; Continue reading →
When you bear every test with patience and hope, you go up not down. When you pass one test, you are climbing one stair upward. The hardest test you face in your daily life is the test of heart (inner tests). To remove pride, envy, hatred, suspicion, confusion, showing off (ar-riya), craving for fame and etc , you should struggle hard. Every time you struggle to pass these tests, you are elevated, you get peace of mind and tranquility. So endure tests with patience, striving and tawakkul (relying upon Allah), make du’aa to pass every test. Remember that degree of your honour, happiness and success is not measured by your wealth or position rather it is measured how much your heart is pure. Due to this hardest test is the inner test. Heart changes in every time, it is not constant. So to purify your heart, struggle hard. Continue reading →
Last week, we have seen the meaning of love, its harm and motives. To review, love is one part of sickness or test of life. The person who is undergoing this test is just struggling with one part of life’s test. Being successful or failing depend on the condition of that person. If you know the motives of love sickness, it becomes easier for you to pass this test. If you know the causes of particular diseases, by keeping away from those causes, you prevent the disease. The same applies to love sickness. While saying this, we are not saying that you never get sick. While fleeing from causes of disease, sometimes you get sick. After you had gotten sick, you need to go to hospital or take drugs. In the same vein, when you are caught by love sickness, you need to take a medicine. These medicines are as follows: Continue reading →
Today, as fire of war is intense, so does fire of love. Confusion and darkness overtake them when youth enter to love world. When love is mentioned, people have different views. Some view as evil and immoral. While others view as a means to fulfil only carnal desire. This is not the correct definition of love. Let’s define love. In English you can’t get broad concept of love. So where can we look for? Arabic language gives balanced definition. In Arabic the well-known words for love are two. Those are al-Hub and al-Ishq. Continue reading →