Cool Tidbits on Akhlaq

July 19, 2007

Cool Tidbits:

  • “We should plan for our life as though we will live forever, yet we should live our life as though we will die tomorrow” -I forgot who said this, but it’s deep.
  • The Holy Quran states, “This is a nation which has already passed away: there awaits it whatever it has earned, while you will have what you have earned.  You will not be questioned about what they have been doing” (Translation of the Meaning of the Holy Quran, 2:141).  Therefore, as Muslims, we need to focus upon what is in our control and not be amongst the people who focus on the faults of others. 
  •  As Muslims, we should put our trust in Allah (SWT) first and foremost.  Indeed, when we strive for the sake of Allah (SWT), the rest of our lives will come into play for our benefits.  Aisha (ra) reported that Rasoolullah (SAW) said, “Whoever seeks Allah’s Pleasure at the expense of man’s displeasure, will win Allah’s Pleasure and Allah will cause men to be pleased with him.  And whoever seeks to please men at the expense of Allah’s Displeasure, will win the Displeasure of Allah and Allah will cause men to be displeased with him” (narrated by Ibn Hibban).  Therefore, we need to always consider whether we are doing actions for the sake of Allah (SWT) or for the sake of others.  For if we truly do good solely for the sake of Allah (SWT), other people will be pleased with us and we will be on the straight path, insha’Allah.
  • As Muslims, we need to do our actions solely for the sake of Allah (SWT) as the Holy Quran states, “Then there are among men such as say, ‘We believe in Allah;’ but when they suffer affliction in (the cause of) Allah, they treat men’s oppressions as if it were the Wrath of Allah!  And if help comes (to thee) from They Lord, they are sure to say, ‘We have (always) been with you!’  Does not Allah know best all that is in the hearts of all creation?” (Translation of the Meaning of the Holy Quran, 29:10).  One lesson we can definitely learn from this verse is we need to have patience in all circumstances.  It has been reported that Sufyaan at-Thawree stated “The following three are from patience: Do not speak about a calamity that has befallen you, do not speak about your pain, and do not praise yourself.”   May Allah (SWT) increase us all in patience.
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