June 2019

Part 44 – The big picture

When we look at what is happening in the world, do we realise how small our problems are in comparison to a refugee who has to sleep in the mud or freezing weather? What about those who lost their homes overnight because of a natural disaster? The persons who are told by their doctors that their tumour is malignant? When we compare ourselves to majority of the world, what do we have to complain about?

Part 37 – Unity and solidarity

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: Delay these two until they are reconciled; delay these two until they are reconciled. It was related by Muslim (also by Malik and Abu Dawud).

Part 35 – Only You we rely upon

Allah wants us to surrender with complete pleasure, and believe that embedded our lives is goodness which we cannot comprehend. This will also lead us to the unconditional acceptance to whatever is occurring. If we practise this and control our rebellion, this will lead us to acquire qualities such as contentment, reliance on Allah, trust in Allah, poverty to Allah, iman and yaqeen. The journey of iman will lead us to love Allah, and we would endeavour to secure and strengthen that love.