People say life is tough. And it surely may be.
People say they are facing all kinds of odds. And those odds are mountainous.
I am not saying no. I am not saying they are not.
But here is what I want to ...
"We are all weak, mortal – helpless. And we all need help.
Without help, from all kinds of sources, human life on earth is inconceivable.
We are often the sum total of the help given to us, or not given to us, ...
How often has it happened to how many of us: We all end up saying, more often than not, more frequently than we should, how speechless we are! How overcome we are with life and its kaleidoscopic situations.
How we are ...
There are all kinds of people in this world.
There are those with whom Allah is pleased. They are the people who have really made it in this world.
Theirs is a story of success and joy.
Ulaa-i-ka Humul Muflihoon.
And then there are ...
Most people do not understand that Allah has his own way and his own meticulous calculus of doing things.
Therefore, what happens in the world is what Allah decides should happen. And it does not always coincide with what you and ...
Most people don't understand a simple thing about the way Allah does things. Or what it means to Work for Allah.
When those Working for Allah issue forth -- spread out that is -- on God's earth and leave no stone ...
We are all human beings. All of us share, to different degrees, the strengths and weaknesses that are endemic to the human race.
And our lives are modulated not only by our thoughts -- that is how most Jama'at Islami people in India, ...
"The Aayat in Surah Twa-Haa, "Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa" rings in my ears nonstop.
Meaning: God is the one who gave everything its existence, then showed it what to do and how to act.
And that other aayah: "Wa ...
"For this year, we have fixed a new ceiling for all of us to aim at: just a trifle beyond the stars! No, the Sky is not, and never has been, the limit for those who call themselves my students."
“I once heard a Christian religious leader tell this story and it stayed fresh in my mind. Here is how the story goes:
A very pious man once drowned in a flood. As the man got trapped in the rising waters ...
A Common Human Condition
A Panacea for Pain
Preaching Truth – Haq
Mixing Truth with Falsehood: Pathway to Problems
Building a Culture of Patience
True Origin and Source
Confusion about Causality
God: The True and Only ...
Humans Must Act
A Note on the Expression “Verses”
Soorah Yoonus (10: 61-65)
Allah’s Watchful Eye: A Terrifying Prospect
Some Observations on Soorah Yoonus (10: 61-64)
Soorah Al-Hadeed (57: 22-24)
Some Observations on ...
People Need People
Human beings cannot do everything by themselves. They need help and advice from other human beings.
They need reminders about what is good and beneficial for them. Thus all the time in their life, people need people.
Islam, therefore, is ...
"When it comes to Islam – and the Qur'an – just consider this: The sun has gone behind the clouds, but the clouds will part and the sun will reappear.
For, that is the nature of the sun and the clouds.
Human nature may be mostly about caring about oneself and about one's own. It may be mostly about promoting self-interest.
Islam, however, is mostly about caring about others.
And that is largely because there is a perfect equation in Islam, given in ...