The Prophetic way is to go to the lowest of people and raise them.
Being alive is a trespass without you.
Without you, what life can this living be?
Light of my life, each lifetime that passes
Without you is death; that’s living for me.
The word “sin,” which, outside of the religious circle, has fallen out of favor in the modern world, is possibly related to a Saxon word that meant “to wander.” Sin is an English translation of the Hebrew term “het,” which like both its Arabic and Greek counterparts — khati’ah in Arabic and hamartia in the New Testament — is originally an archery term that meant “to miss the mark.” Sin was also used in archaic English as an archery term for a miss. The idea being that sin, in a metaphysical sense, originates in a sound attempt at achieving a good but “misses the mark” by mistaking an apparent good for a real one. Repentance is, in essence, redressing the miss and realigning one’s spiritual sights for the next attempt.
-— Shaykh Ḥamza Yūsuf
It’s been a rough couple of days, the world seems to be aching. A lot of people have been consumed by grief of late. Grief knows no boundary, it doesn’t look to see if you’re black, white, or Arab or whether you follow a faith.
It comes, it wounds, and it hurts.
At times like these the only thing I can find solace in is prayer. Knowing that Divine Justice will one day come to the fore gives me hope, it eases the pain. So let us pray for a better tomorrow, but let us also act on those prayers, let us bring a change from within our homes and communities that will be lasting and truthful.
May friends be safe, and loved ones protected. May all who pass by be blessed with goodness. May this moment be blessed. May goodness be opened and may evil be dispelled.
In order to draw blood from Majnun the surgeon sharpened his lancet.
Majnun wept and said, ‘I fear that in place of blood, out will flow longing for Layla.’
Loss of a beloved is exile.
Remember, the cup isn’t half full or half empty, it’s overflowing.
Love is not madness; all else is madness.
Wa `alaykumu s-salām,
Worry about getting into Jannah first, not who you’ll be with. :)
The Qur’an refers to “those who followed him in the hour of difficulty.” How beautiful the Qur’an’s expressions are. It refers to difficulty as an hour that passes by quickly and then is over, not as something that overwhelms one’s whole life.
One day Abū Bakr Shiblī was repeatedly uttering the word ‘God, God.’ An earnest young disciple addressed him. “Why do you not say, ‘There is no god but God?’”
“I am afraid,” he explained, “that if I say ‘no God’ my breath may be stopped before I reach ‘but God’ and I shall be utterly desolated.”
After a battle, the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ was informed that youngsters had been caught between the ranks, and killed. He ﷺ was seized by deep sorrow, and some said to him, “Why do you grieve? Are they not the children of polytheists?”
The Prophet ﷺ became very annoyed and replied, “They are more worthy than you, for they are innocent; are you not sons of polytheists? Beware of killing children! Beware of killing children!”