1151. The truth is that obedience to Allah necessarily involves an “infringing” upon our Nafs (lower ego), which is why there is so much resistance coming forth every time from those who are untrained about the realities of the Nafs. Continue reading
1126. (As mentioned) Our physical heart, the Mudghah, is part of the Mulk which is part of the lowliest of realities in Islamic cosmology, unlike the spiritual heart, which is in the realm of the Malakut.
1127. The Qur’an and Islam generally speak of beholding Allah in His Majesty as well as in His Beauty. This is the epitome of love and fear of Allah, both present at the same time. Continue reading
1101. (As mentioned) There are tyrant rulers and oppressed subjects/citizens, but there may also be good rulers and tyrannical subjects/citizens, like what the Qur’an mentions of Ya’juj and Ma’juj. Continue reading
1076. Note that the Jinns of Fire will be burnt by Fire, the angels of Light would have been burnt by the veils of Light that are the “Hijab” (Veil) of Allah. So our normal understanding gleaned from the natural world fails in these matters.
1077. People talk about needing to reconsider rulings due to circumstances. Yet now we see mass cheating, lying (white collar, not only in low-level jobs or from “low-level persons”)- so would the Mufti be forced to say that virtue and honesty were traits of the past, but now we should look at cheating as a good thing? Continue reading
1051. We should remember that when one becomes a Muslim, brotherhood with other Muslims is not a choice, it is part of Islam just like Prayers, Hajj, Fasting, etc.
1052. We Muslims should have the level-headedness to look at events in the world and see how we can direct them towards a path broadly beneficial to us, rather than make only on the spot Halal and Haram pronouncements concerning situations imposed upon us from the outside. Continue reading
1026. Consider that people who have lots of money also have huge responsibilities and worries. This is why one hears from time to time of very rich people killing themselves (since they may have lost a lot of money, got caught cheating on business deals, etc.) so not everything is easy sailing in this world, even for the ones who seem to have amassed all the material goods of this world. Continue reading
1001. The ‘Ulama say that for many, it is easier to do a positive act of worship (such as the Fard prayers) than to give up things (whether temporary things like Sawm or always-prohibited things like alcohol, prohibitive lustful glances, etc.) Continue reading
976. (As mentioned) If you oh Muslim, consider yourself as ‘plucked and saved’ from between those who have been damned to perdition, then you will thank Allah and take your life more seriously at every moment.
977. One reason why al-Ghazali (RA) is called Hujjatul Islam is because he was a living proof of the transformative power of spirituality in Islam directly upon a person’s life. Continue reading
951. When a non-Muslims enters Islam, it is first of all their Tawbah from all their previous sins and wrong beliefs.
952. (As mentioned) Those who say the Universe is Eternal or that material causes really have an effect are Mushriks (polytheists), even if they call themselves atheists, since they are ascribing Eternal Divine Attributes to matter. Continue reading