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Infinite generosity requires infinite bounty

Infinite generosity requires infinite bounty

On Resurrection and The Hereafter The Gate of Generosity and Mercy, the Manifestation of the Names of Generous (Al-Karim) and Merciful (Al-Rahim) Is it at all possible that the Lord of this world, Who in His works demonstrates infinite generosity, infinite mercy, infinite splendour and infinite glory, should not give reward in a manner befitting […]

Brotherhood of Islam Against All the Enemies

Brotherhood of Islam Against All the Enemies

A regrettable social condition and an awesome disease affecting the life of society, fit to be wept over by the heart of Islam: To forget and abandon internal enmities when foreign enemies appear and attack is a demand of social welfare recognized and enacted even by the most primitive peoples. What then ails those who […]

If You Love Allah…

If You Love Allah…

The sublime verse, قُلْ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللهُ proclaims in definite fashion just how necessary and important it is to follow the Prophet’s (UWBP) practices. Yes, among the syllogisms of logic, this verse is the most powerful and certain of the sort called hypothetical or conditional syllogisms. It is as follows: To […]

The Great Strength in Weakness and Impotence
Frugality is far away from stinginess

Frugality is far away from stinginess

There is a great difference between frugality and stinginess. Just as humility is a praiseworthy quality superficially resembling but different to the bad quality of servility, and dignity is a laudable virtue superficially similar to but different from the bad quality of haughtiness, so too frugality, which was one of the Prophet’s (UWBP) elevated qualities […]

The Way is Twofold: Either Silence or Honesty

The Way is Twofold: Either Silence or Honesty

بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ Lying is the basis of unbelief; indeed, unbelief is a falsehood and the worst sort of lying, and it is the chief sign of dissembling. Lying is to slander divine power and it is the opposite of dominical wisdom. Lying destroys high morals. It transforms great enterprises into putrifying corpses. Its poison […]

The fast of Ramadan: Comprehensive Worship to Universal Mercy

The fast of Ramadan: Comprehensive Worship to Universal Mercy

  شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِۤى اُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْاٰنُ هُدًى للِنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدٰى وَالْفُرْقَانِ  The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam; it is also one of the greatest of the marks and observances of Islam. There are many purposes and instances of wisdom in the fast of Ramadan which look to […]

Do Not Interfere in Allah’s Concerns

Do Not Interfere in Allah’s Concerns

Although those who strive on the way of Truth should think only of their own duties, they think of those that pertain to Almighty Allah, base their actions on them, and fall into error. It is written in the work Adab al-Din wa’l-Dunya, that one time Satan tempted Jesus (Upon whom be peace) saying: “The appointed […]

Attention of Men Cannot be Demanded

Attention of Men Cannot be Demanded

Be aware that the attention of men cannot be demanded, but only given. If it is given, one should not delight in it. If one delights in it, sincerity is lost and hypocrisy takes its place. The attention of men, if accompanied by the desire for honour and fame, is not a reward and a […]

Qur’an Brings Real Happiness

Qur’an Brings Real Happiness

Western science and civilization had to some extent a place in the Old Said’s thought, so when the New Said embarked on his journeys of the mind and the heart, they were transformed into sicknesses of the heart and were the cause of excessive difficulties. The New Said therefore wanted to shake off from his […]