What kind of proof would you be looking for to believe in God? People before us wanted more proof of God and they were sent prophets and messengers with miracles to proof His existence yet most still haven’t believed. Arrogance plays a big role here as no matter what you see, hear, or touch will still not suffice. As a believer, the signs and proof of God’s existence is all around us and within us. A simple example is you. Your anatomy. How every single organ operates and functions and how highly sophisticated and articulate they are yet they all work in harmony. That alone has thousands of signs for a Master Creator. But we simply don’t bother pondering and thinking deeply about it. Our arrogance can be so powerful it blinds us from all proof.
Blessed is he who is so busy with his own faults that he becomes unaware of the faults of others.Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him), al-Bazzaar hadith collection (Twitter)
Do something meaningful, do something difficult, do something that challenges you to change. Too often we become complacent and lazy, coasting through life thinking that the easy life is the good life. When in reality we stagnate, and like stagnent water we spoil.Imran Hussein (Twitter)
Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah (The One and only God). Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”Al-Quran 39:53, Saheeh International Translation
Some love to blame others when things are not going their way. Looking for a scapegoat is easy. Blaming keeps people from having to look at what they did to get into the mess. But it takes real courage to admit fault and show remorse. Only then are we able to grow.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
If you see people forsaking basic standards of decency.
If lying and deceit are seen as necessary traits to gain the upper hand.
If being a person of principle means missing out on profit or inviting ridicule.
Know that being amongst the righteous is that much more rewardable.Dr. Omar Suleiman (Twitter)
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”NIV, Book of Romans, 14-15
When Allah returns your soul every morning and you wake up by His Mercy alone, remember to say “Subhanallah” and give thanks for another chance to do good deeds. So many didn’t wake up at all.Dr. Bilal Philips (Twitter)
Some people can be very difficult to deal with. They will hurt you with their words and actions. It’s easy to just be angry and shut them out of your lives. But at times you can’t. They may be family members. Remember, they are a test from the Almighty. Will you be patient?Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Indeed, Allah (God) commands justice, grace, as well as courtesy to close relatives. He forbids indecency, wickedness, and aggression. He instructs you so perhaps you will be mindful.Qur’an 16:90, Translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran