To do or not to do?
- Wa alaikum assalam! Allah loves us to do what we can do, not more! We must not kill ourselves to do something!
- Sure! But let me ask you this: how do you know how much you can or cannot if you don't try and never look to be better than before, better than yesterday? Ihsan its an Islamic concept, very important. Too bad that we fiind so hard to apply it in ourselfs. And I will remind you and refresh your memory with the commentary of Imam Nawawi about this concept of Islam:
,,Ihsan is a comprehensive concept. It denotes doing things completely, nicely and in a tasteful manner. It comprises four components:
1. Sincerity (Ikhlas)
3. Tastefulness (doing things in a nice manner), and
4. Correctness (doing things in the right way).
This concept is translated by commentators and interpreters as Excellence. Being a comprehensive concept, the term Ihsan cannot be translated word for word because there is no word in the English language that gives its exact meaning. Therefore, it is better to use it as it is.Islam commands Muslims to practice and apply Ihsan in all that they do - hence it is an obligation (wajib).
It has been mentioned in the Qur'an as well. Allah the Almighty says:
"Verily, Allah enjoins Justice, and Ihsan and giving help to kith and kin,..."
[Surah Al-Nahl (16 ): ayat 90]
In Surah Al-Mulk (67), ayat 2 this concept is mentioned as one of two main purposes of human creation, Allah the Almighty says: "The One Who created death and life so that He may test you which of you is best of conduct."By living according to the concept of Ihsan and by applying it to all that a Muslim does, he/she will be rewarded and showered with mercy and forgiveness from Allah the Almighty. Furthermore, by doing that, a Muslim will ensure that he/she will pass the test and be amongst those of the best conduct. [Muslim]
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Cradle of Islam
Did you ever sleep in the arms of an angel? I do sleep like that every night after I make my night pray, Al-Isha. When I hold my hands drafted on chest I hold my heart in it and when I lift my hands to the sky I give it to Allah in the honest submission, cause to Him belongs. That's my mute Dua about which I don't have to say any words, because Allah knows what's inside of my heart.
I sleep inside of the house of faith cause that what my heart it is, the house of Allah, cause I love Allah. I always wake up safe and happy, because I never sleep before put my heart in Allah's trust and accepting whatever will send next day for me.
When I close my eyes I wish to wake up more rich in faith and when I open it next day I wish to be richer in good deeds. This is my way to feel safe. I have the most beautiful angel to sleep in its arms and that's Islam.
Hate is anger on edge
Evil has many shapes, many tools, but only one color and thats black. When I say black I dont actually mean the black, but what really involves the color and Im talking about all that is with the minus sign in front, all is negative. There are pairs in everything like also everything has an opposite. For love the opposite is hate.
Hate is the index of the evil, Satan. Satan loves himself only and hates all. All Satan do is from hate, with hate and cant generate anything than just hate. Anger is the gate for hate and the key is anger itself generated by fear. When you are afraid of many things and you dont trust God you make weak your faith day by day with each drop of anger.
Anger on edge is the one which open the gate for the monkeys and when the monkeys comes nothing can have logics, everything is not right and all you can see in front of you is black.
Somebody, with high wisdom invested with it by God the Almighty, said:
Advise me! "The Prophet said, "Do not become angry and furious." The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet said in each case, "Do not become angry and furious.
[Al-Bukhari; Vol. 8 No. 137]
I am talking about the Last Messenger of God for mankind which is Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu alaihi wasallam. Muhammad, sallallahu alaihi wasallam left to the humanity the best guide for being righteous and who can't see this reality is only because he doesn't want to be righteous. Read his words my dear reader and you will understand once for all that he always spoke only the truth and may God love him, bless him and open peace on him.
Nobody should ever know how it is to hate. Alhamdulillah that I don't know!
The Absolute Truth – Allah - الحق
The human brain is one of the miracles that Allah created in the human being’s body. The brain it’s alive and dies if we do not use it. Anything alive dies if it doesn’t receive the proper food. Any part of the human body dies if we do not use it for its purpose and if we do not feed it in halal.The human brain needs oxygen trough the blood to be alive and informations to develop and grow.
Why and for what Allah gave us a brain?-For assimilate knowledge and to use it. The human brain it’s like a sponge, which developes and grows by absorbing knowledge. This is nothing new for the humans of our days, because the scientists already discovered and proved this fact.
If we stop thinking we will stop understanding and if we stop understanding we will lose the sense of reality. This is the path to insanity.
Do you think my dear reader that Allah who knows everything, just accidentely says in the Holy Quran that we must always seek for knowledge, like in the following verses:
28:51 NOW, INDEED, We have caused this word [of Ours] to reach mankind step by step, so that they might [learn to] keep it in mind.
59:21 HAD WE bestowed this Qur’an from on high upon a mountain, thou wouldst indeed see it humbling itself, breaking asunder for awe of God. And [all] such parables We propound unto men, so that they might [learn to] think.
Nothing is accidentall or randomly in the creations of Allah and He is the only One who can creat anything. All that Allah forbidded it is definetevely for our best and all what Allah ordered or prescribed for us it is for our best, because Allah knows and we know not. Why should be hard to follow and submit to Allah?
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Knowing me knowing you
We meet people and usually if we are feeling attracted to them we want to know them better. How we really succeed to know someone? In the most natural ways such as talking, watching the gestures, the behavior in any situation, looking in their eyes, following the other’s thoughts, the way of thinking, paying attention to actions and reactions, observing the moods in different moments, etc.
Once we get to know someone we also begin to understand the other better sometimes than ourselves. Knowing and understanding the other makes us having expectations from the other one. Having expectations, which means that we wait the other to act or react in a certain way according to our knowledge of his character, can bring dissapointments. Why? Simply because any moment everything can change, so people also can change in function of this. We like to think that we don’t change, but even if we don’t want, if it is Allah’s will, then our willing is powerless.
People really can change, but the real change comes from inside and shows outside. The innerself cannot be hidded. When someone changes for true, the other’s perception changes also. This is the moment when we can become an example for follow it, because humans always will follow examples, models and always the strongest one. And also this is the moment when we should care about what kind of models we become, cause if we can change we must change in good. If we want to change something in us must be only what is bad or wrong. Being a good model comes with the charge of responsibility of staying like that, because nobody likes to be a disappointment to anyone, but especially to Allah.
Allah is the Owner of our lives and to Him we not only submit but also give the praise and thanks. We should care about how we are because in function of this Allah loves us, rewards us, forgives us and saves us from Hell.
Knowing me, knowing you, understanding ourselves, the others, life and everything, will lead us to be able to change what is not good in us. This is very important, because at the end of the road of this life something is waiting for us and that’s death. Death is the ,,sleep” between two lives, this life and the Hereafter.
Change yourself in the right way and when you will wake up from the sleep of death, you will be in Paradise between the succesfulls.
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Be on the good side of your soul!
Did you ever looked in the mirror after you have been committed a sin? Or after you have offended someone? Or after you have hurted someone? Or after you have humiliated someone? You should do it! Perhaps you will see what Allah sees in you. Prohpet Muhammad (sallallhu alayhi wasallam) said in a famous hadith this: ,,Good character is half of faith”. But he also said that ,,Piety and righteousness is being of good character.”-recorded by Imam Muslim; or ,,The believer with the most complete faith is the one with the best behavior.”-recorded by Imam Ahmad and Abu Dawud; and ,,There is nothing heavier in the scales than good character.”-recorded by Imam Ahmad and Abu Dawud. Allah has created us with a pure innate or natural disposition that is called fitra, as mentioned in other hadiths. This means to love the truth and the good and to hate falsehood and evil. Consequently, good believers with pure fitra should never confuse truth with falsehood. However, being blessed with native inclination towards these values, truth and goodness means that Allah loves us like that and not otherwise. We must keep this alive in our minds and to try all the time to be in the good side of our souls. If this means to change something in us than we must do it. Being in the good side of your soul means to be able to distinct the bad from the good, the truth from the falshood and the beauty from uglyness and to change only what Allah dislikes and forbids.
When you look in the mirror and you see yourself, if your heart is content and in tranquility then you are on the good side of your soul. Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that good character is half of faith and to have good character you must keep alive the values of fitra and abstain from sins and bad deeds. Religion means worship but means also obedience to Allah Alone. Allah wa ta’ala say in the Holy Quran:
,, Surely the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for Allâh only. And those who take Auliyâ’ (protectors, helpers, lords, gods) besides Him (say): "We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allâh." Verily Allâh will judge between them concerning that wherein they differ. Truly, Allâh guides not him who is a liar, and a disbeliever.” Quran 39:3
Start your days always with a smile, propose yourself to do only good deeds and be on the good side of your soul till the night will fall. Remember to supplicate Allah before close your eyes, to be sure that you will be safe till the ,,next time”, inshaAllah.
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