What could be better than being a true slave of Allah? One whom Allah loves and forgives? Our goal in this life is to embody the characteristics of the people of Paradise and become true believers, and as the Noble Qur'an is our ultimate source of guidance; we must extract the invaluable lessons from it and take heed of Allah's reminders.
“Identity” is another name of friendship. A person can be defined by the qualities of the friends he or she chooses to be with. Friends circles and the people a person hangs out with, can evidently expose the likes, dislikes, preferences, life style, choices, behaviors, family backgrounds and most importantly his/ her religious stance to the outside world.
It is natural of human beings to take things for granted or to misuse that which they have been blessed with. That should not become second nature though and we must take heed before it is too late. Beauty has been created for us to appreciate it, so let us get into the habit of doing just that!
Although it took long time, he patiently waited for me. When I reached the office and met him, alhamdulillah, his enthusiasm to study was as before and I now took great pleasure in answering his questions. Allah brings us many paths of achieving His pleasure, and there is no path more worthy than helping a Muslim learn correct knowledge.
Warning against the dangers of extremism, Dr. Philips said, parents, teachers and religious leaders should make sure the youth were properly educated about religion. He explained that extremists use clever propaganda to lure the youths. “Without the proper knowledge of Islam, Muslims end up doing things that are against the very teachings of Islam”.
When Imam Bukhaari had to pinpoint a deviant or a liar, he would only mention the words ‘his credibility is questioned’. He would never blame a person outright even if the masses knew of the person’s evil. It was because of this, Imam Bukhaari was able to make his statement by which he was sure he could stand in front of Allaah with a clear conscience.