The believer does not suffer from something called psychiatric diseases. That is because he/she lives in acceptance and harmony with all that is happening to him, whether it is good or evil. He/she is just like a passenger of a plane who has full confidence in the pilot, that he cannot go wrong because he has ultimate knowledge and skills of controlling a plane. He will fly it efficiently in all circumstances and will pass by storms, heat, cold, ice and fog.
Dr. Mustaph Mahmou
Translated by: Amany el-Morshidy
The Prophet (PBUH) said:Narrated Abu Huraira:”Seven people will be shaded by Allah under His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His. They are:
1. A just ruler;
2. A young man who has been brought up in the worship of Allah, (i.e. worship Allah (Alone) sincerely from his childhood),
3. A man whose heart is attached to the mosque (who offers the five compulsory congregational prayers in the mosque);
4. Two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only;
5. A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for an illegal sexual intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allah;
6. A person who practices charity so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity).
7. A person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes get flooded with tears.”
Bukhari Vol. 2 : 504
Narrated by Abu Huraira (RA): I heard Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
[Bukhari Volume 3, Book 32, Number 226]
The believing soul is in permanent childish astonishment from the signs of divine power all around. A believer feels ecstasy of the beauty he can see in everything. He can see the traces of The Creator’s creativity in major galaxies as in minor atoms and micro electrons. The larger the science domains expand the wider the area of fascination gets, and the ecstasy multiplies. That is why the believing soul does not know weariness, or apathy, or depression.
Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud
Translated by: Amany el-Morshidy
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Between a man and polytheism (shirk) and unbelief (kufr) is the non-performance of the prayer.” [Sahih Muslim]
“Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.” [Bukhari & Muslim]
Happiness can not be obtained by gold and silver treasures. Happiness – just like pearls in the depths of the sea – needs a clever diver who masters the craft of discovery. Happiness is your positions, your words, your hopes, and your realistic, hopeful, optimistic and bright look at life. Search inside yourself; there is a precious treasure in your depths. Only when you find out your inside treasure, you know the meaning of life.
Happiness can be found in a smile of an innocent child, in a truthful tongue, in a forgiving tolerant heart, in a gift free of reproach or injury, in compassionate love and in a noble purpose. It can be found when a distress is relieved, when a grace is achieved and when an hour of hard work is followed by comfort, success and pleasure.
The true meaning of happiness can not be defined by eyesight, or measured by quantity, or contained in safes, nor bought with dollars. It can be defined in a tranquil soul, in a peaceful heart, in a gladdened chest and in a comfort conscience. It can be felt in a sweet magic word from a delicate voice urging life, vigour and energy, in a serene soul, in a pure heart, and in a blessed legacy. The poor may find it while the rich fail.
Written by: Hany Murad
Translated by Amany el-Morshidy
“My heart is so small, it’s almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it?”
“Look”, he answered, “Your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.” – Rumi
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Avoid suspicion, for suspicion is the gravest lie in talk and do not be inquisitive about one another and do not spy upon one another and do not feel envy with the other, and nurse no malice, and nurse no aversion and hostility against one another. And be fellow-brothers and servants of Allah. [Muslim Hadith 6214]