Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Factors of Success



Allah says, interpretation of meaning,

(By the mercy of Allah – O Prophet, you were gentle with them. And if you had been ill-mannered and hard-heated, they would have deserted you.)
[Q 3:159]

     This aya contains factors of the prophetic message’s success, principles of Islamic ruling, and methodology of behavior with people. The first factor is that the Prophet (saaw) had a gentle, merciful heart, encompassing all people. Allah, be exalted, had made His prophet easy-going, amenable, and very compassionate. If he had been ill-mannered and hard-hearted, people would have had deserted him. However, Allah sent him as a merciful gift to all men. He also made him a role model in ethics and behavior. Of these factors, Allah commanded His prophet to abide by, is to forgive his people mistakes, and not pay them back their ill-treatment with him; rather, he would meet wrongdoing with kindness, and he would ask Allah to forgive them for their mistakes. (At-Tafsîr al-Wasît, Az-Zuhyly, Wahba Mustafa). 

Non-Violence & Commitment



Indeed, people committed to non-violence always find fruitful solutions for hostile situations.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Forgiveness



Sometimes it is difficult to forgive, even if we want to forgive. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Giving & Gifts


When we understand that what we own are gifts from the Owner of the universe, Allah, we will seek to get more gifts by giving them happily to whomever we meet.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hidden Opportunities



Ordinary people see the outer immediate outcomes of events, but the genius sees the hidden positive possible outcomes of evens. 

Human beings mostly react positively or negatively to what their senses encounter without thinking that there may be other interpretations and understanding of the situation in hand. On the other hand, people who has high intellectual understanding and who are willing to give opportunities for whatever positive interpretations of a seemingly negative situation, do their best not to give haste judgment. They foresee the hidden positive possible outcomes of evens.