A Simile Illustrating Humility

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A raindrop fell from a spring cloud. When it saw the wide expanse of the sea it was absolutely ashamed. It reflected: “what am I?” and “how great is the sea?” Compared to the sea I am nonexistent! Thus while regarding itself with an eye of contempt, an oyster took it to its bosom and fate so shaped its course that eventually that very little raindrop became a famous royal pearl. It was exalted for it was humble. Knocking at the door of … [Read more...]

A Muslim in Difficulty

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Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A Muslim who experiences any hardship, discomfort, worry, sorrow, grief, and distress even if it be a thorn prick, Allah Ta`ala will make that an atonement for his sins.”  (Bukhari/Muslim) Advice: “Man’s Purpose of Creation” The creation of man in this world is only for the purpose of acquiring a realization of Allah Ta`ala, and all other creation is for the sake of man. As a Persian poet … [Read more...]

The Procedure for Acceptance

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It was a system in our elders that they would meet each other. If they were in the area and there was a saintly person and the saintly person was in the same grouping with the same type of thought and ways then they would take the trouble to go and meet him. And if they had a good bond and also conformity in their temperament they would also ask them to check their works. If they had to write an article or book they would ask their elder or … [Read more...]