Writing is an 'Art' and not a 'Science'. Therefore most of our English teachers don't end up as writers even though their grammar is excellent. The reason for this is that they work on the science of writing and not on the art of writing. If you focus on writing as a science, then it will be difficult to penetrate the hearts of the readers. If you win the heart, then you have won the mind because a large number of decisions are taken on the basis of feelings and not on thinking.
If we see, in reality, “Ice Bucket Challenge” is nothing more than a reflection of societies’ slavery which is in the hands of a few artificially glamorized celebrities (Hollywood, Bollywood actors, Politicians, Sports persons, etc.). This clearly shows the influence certain people have on the masses even without meeting them in person, or giving them any money or perks. The way this cult started is something we all need to contemplate on. The media controls the world; the hearts and the minds of people.
A man insulted Khalid ibn Walid, so he turned to him and said, “It is your scroll of deeds, so fill it with whatever you wish.” How would you like to read your book in front of all of mankind? How can you beautify your book by filtering it from non-beneficial things? This article is aimed at providing answers to all this and more, in sha Allah
A grateful person, when stuck in tough or hard situations, is patient and prays. He looks for the hidden blessings in every situation, and is thankful that the situation is not worse. An ungrateful person has victim-hood mentality, and may even pray for his death or commit suicide when the going gets tough.
Uttering words of glorification is a great act of worship by itself; such act should be coming from the heart while our tongues are firmly establishing the words out. One must reflect on each act done in prayer, wither it was a position the movement to the next position or the uttered words once settled in the position of worship in prayer, for this specific reason, moderation in pace and stillness of movement in prayer comes as a pillar that help us achieve what we seek in our prayers.
"We need to characterize our kids into ‘Akhirah driven’ kids; those who walk on the earth but their hearts are attached to the afterlife. They know and believe that the truest and purest pleasures, the real FUN lies in Jannah only. They can see the afterlife from the eyes of their heart like the window of their room." Umm Salih shares advice on raising Akhirah driven kids...