Allah commanded that we be lenient to our adversaries, so that their soft human nature might make them to regret their actions and come to their senses.
Those who don’t appreciate peoples’ little efforts, hardly do they appreciate God’s countless blessings; the ones who hardly manage to overlook people’s little shortcomings, rarely find time to seek Allah’s forgiveness for their bigger ones.
When we dedicate our efforts in helping the needful, we will find solace in our own hardships. More appropriate are the words of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) when he said:
“Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…” [Reported by Muslim]
A man woke up early in order to have his morning prayer (Fajr). He got dressed, set on his way to the Lord’s house.
On his way to the MASJID, the man fell and his clothes got dirty.. He got up, brushed himself up, and headed home.
At home, he changed his clothes, and was, again, on his way to the MASJID.
On his way to the MASJID, he fell again and at the same spot! He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home. At home he, once again, changed his clothes and was on his way to the Lord’s house.
On his way to the MASJID, he met a man holding a lamp. He asked the man of his identity and the man replied ‘I saw you fall twice on your way to the MASJID, so I brought a lamp so I can light your way.
The first man thanked him profusely and the two went on their way to the MASJID.
Once at the MASJID, the first man asked the man with the lamp to come in and offer SALAAH with him.
The second man refused.
The first man asked him a couple more times and, again, the answer was the same.
The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray.
The man replied, ‘I am Satan’. The man was shocked at this reply. Satan went on to explain, ‘I saw you on your way to the MASJID and it was I who made you fall. When you went home, cleaned yourself and went back on our way to the MASJID, God forgave all of your sins.
I made you fall a second time, and even that did not encourage you to stay home, but rather, you went back on your way to MASJID. Because of that, God forgave all the sins of the people of your household.
I was afraid if I made you fall one more time, then God will forgive the sins of the people of your village, so I made sure that you reached the MASJID safely.’
We make many choices in our life, not all of which we are aware of making. Those choices have real consequences, and the less we are aware of making these choices the greater the potential impact on our lives. The impactful choices are not even the big choices, often they are the small, daily choices that we take for granted. These choices include what we say to ourselves (about anything) and what we believe (about anything).
For example, if I believe I deserve chocolate in my life, I will subconsciously act in a way that will invite chocolate to me. I may go buy fine quality chocolate because I deserve it, I’ll notice chocolate stores when I’m driving around, I’ll stand in line for a free chocolate sample at See’s, and my loved ones will give me chocolate because they know it’ll make me happy. Since I’m such a…
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STORY — THE CLASS
The teacher asked her class what each wanted to become when they grew up. A chorus of responses came from all over the room.
“A football player,” “A doctor,” “An astronaut,” “The president,” “A fireman,” “A teacher,” “A race car driver.”
“Possible” Umar replied.
“Possible?” asked the teacher.
“Yes,” Umar said. “My mom is always telling me I’m impossible. So when I get to be big, I want to be possible.”
Oh ALLAH enable us to be a source of encouragement and support for our children. Oh ALLAH make our children be successful in both this world and the hereafter, Aameen
Ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad (SAW) asked us to recite Surat Al-Kahf every Friday?
And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange.(Surah Al-Kahf, verse 50)
- He’ll ask people to worship him and not Allah: trial of faith.
- He’ll be given powers to start/stop rain and tempt people with his wealth: trial of wealth.
- He’ll trial people with the “knowledge” and news he gives them: trial of knowledge.
- He’ll control huge parts of the earth: trial of power.
The goal of listening is more than understanding information; its making people feel understood.
- 7 Tips to Become a Better Listener (psychcentral.com)
- Enhancing Speaking and Listening Skills: Could Silence be the Answer? (laurenmaguire66.wordpress.com)
- The Gift of Listening (findingpositiveperspective.wordpress.com)
- Love lives with understanding (anonymous05user.wordpress.com)