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Wisdom of the Misfortunes

Wisdom of the Misfortunes

Physical misfortunes grow when they are seen to be large, and shrink when they are seen to be small. For example, a dream enters one’s vision at night. If one pays it attention, it swells up and grows; if one does not, it disappears. So too if one attempts to ward off an attacking swarm […]

Real Misfortune

Real Misfortune

True and harmful misfortune is that which affects religion. One should at all times seek refuge at the divine court from misfortune in matters of religion and cry out for help. But misfortunes that do not affect religion in reality are not misfortunes. Some of them are warnings from the Most Merciful One. If a […]

Power of Patient Enough for Misfortunes of the Present
Regret or Thanks

Regret or Thanks

Whenever one thinks of his past life, he will say in his heart or with his tongue either “Ah!” or “Oh!”. That is he will either experience regret, or say “Thanks and praise be to Allah!”. Regret is inspired by the pains arising from the cessation of former pleasures and separation from them. For the […]

Lesson from the Sickness of Ayyub (Job)

Lesson from the Sickness of Ayyub (Job)

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. When he called upon his Lord saying: “Verily harm has afflicted me, and You are the Most Merciful of the Merciful!”(Qur’an 21:83) The supplication of Ayyub (Job) (Upon whom be peace), the champion of patience, is both well-tested and effective. Drawing on the verse, we should […]

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

The Great Strength in Weakness and Impotence

Man resembles a delicate and petted child in the universe. There is a great strength in his weakness and great power in his impotence. For it is through the strength of his weakness and power of his impotence that beings have been subjected to him. If man understands his weakness and offers supplications verbally and […]

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 […]