We learn many things from the people we encounter. The professionals, the experienced, the highly educated, but did it ever occur to you that much wisdom can be extracted when conversing with an elderly? No doubt, we come across countless people throughout our lives, only to learn innumerable precious lessons from them; lessons that have the potential to change our lives forever!
Spiritual reminders can be found in every corner and every horizon, if only we train our hearts to think deeply and reflect. The jewels that All-Mighty Allah placed in the world around us will not manifest to every bystander, but to those who take a moment to observe and contemplate. Let's learn to pause, introspect and reflect with our HEARTS!
"Those who fulfill the rights of the first standing in prayers, will in fact be facilitating the second one on the Day of Judgement, and whoever considers this easy and does not pay due attention to it, he will be making the other one difficult for himself."- Ibn Qayyim. Read the article to find tips on how we can improve our Qiyaam in Salah and develop Khushu in it.
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.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with performing good deeds in public, it is actually very rewarding when others start following by your example. However, doing good in secret helps us purify our intentions, avoid riya(hypocrisy) and allows us to strengthen our bond with Allah The All-Mighty. Hidden actions fill a believer's heart with wonderful tranquility and peace!
Generosity is a trait that is unfortunately undervalued nowadays. However, it is part of our Islamic identity hence it needs to be revived. As Muslims, we need to make it a habit to be generous to others with everything that we have been blessed with, we have to be able to give others with a big heart thus form a smile on their faces!