June 2019

Part 45 -Embracing the Halal and eradicating the Haram

Consider how we make decisions. We get married for example, because we want to escape our situations at home, but the undertones of our marriage will have the same messy legacy of our previous lives because we did not solve our own issues first.

If our core is devoid of contentment, nothing will be good enough for us, be it marriage, singlehood or parenthood. With patience and gratitude, we can accept every situation with dignity, acceptance and good demeanour.

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).