The merciful person

The sign of the merciful person is calmness, serenity, tolerance, open-mindedness, patience, gentleness, wait, self-examination before rushing into the reactions, abstaining from fighting on immediate fortunes and self benefits, refraining from grudge, controlling desire, long thinking, love of silence and enjoying being alone. That is because the merciful person has light inside himself that makes him feel comfortable despite being alone; that is because he is in constant dialogue with Allah, and permanent ease with the creation.

Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud

Translated by: Amany Elmorshidy

A Prayer

Ibn al-Qayyem al-Jawzy said: Prayer brings provision, keeps health and prevents harm, expels illnesses, strengthens heart, whitens face, delights the soul, protects from laziness, activates the body, gladdens the heart, nourishes the soul, enlightens the heart, maintains the grace, prevents the curse, brings the blessing, taking you away from Satan and getting you closer to the Ever Merciful.