The most complete in faith among the believers is he who has the best manners.”
Our troubled world presents a pitiful picture. Increasingly engulfed in misery and suffering, wars and terror, it reveals meaningless lives of vanities, devoid of morals and ethics, consumed by hectic materialistic pursuits, surrounded by injustice, inequalities and oppression. In the midst of this madness, however, one also finds an ocean full of the most beautiful pearls. Dive in and be transported to islands of inner peace and tranquility.
Cannot swim? Select a quiet corner/room in your home, designate it as the prayer place/sanctuary and spend just 5% to 10% of your time there each day in the company of Allah swt and Ahlulbayt a.s. Make friends with the Glorious Quran and the two most magnificent books after that: Nahjul Balagha and Sahifa e Sajjadiyyah. And let them add value and enrich the entire day every day of your lives in a way that will amaze you to no end.
To whet appetites, we present for your sampling just 5 appetisers from one of the hundreds of mouth watering, soul nourishing, dishes gifted by the one whom friends and foes refer to as the Ornament of the Worshippers. Savour, act upon and be uplifted by these amazing bites from Imam Zaynul Abedin’s a.s. famous dua Makarim al Akhlaq (Du`a # 20 in Sahifa e Sajjadiyyah).1. Pray for things that matter: strong faith (yaqeen), pure intention, best deeds: “ O’Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household. Cause my faith to reach the most perfect faith, make my certainty the most excellent certainty, and take my intention to the best of intentions and my works to the best of works!”
Dear momineen, let us collect and share widely the priceless pearls gifted to us by the pure Household. May our homes be adorned with spiritual ornaments (not forgetting the humble but smart azan clock that will invite you to the sanctuary with sublime sounds at salat times and remind you of beloved Allah swt with a soft Alhamdulillah, SubhanAllah and so on all day at intervals set by you).
Has the time not come to come together and raise our hands in prayer to be brought out of darkness into light?
Two years ago, prior to a sweltering Ramadan, I made a list of all the things I was going to complete. However, by the tenth day, I was depleted of my imaan boost. After ‘Eid al-Fitr, I looked over my list.
But they seem so easy to accomplish… what went wrong? I believe the problem was that I aspired to reach so many goals in such a short amount of time without really thinking about...
Opportunity to repent is among the most important blessings from the Merciful Lord. Given our propensity to fall into sins in a world that beckons towards evil at every step, not taking help from this opportunity is probably the biggest and most dangerous folly that anyone can commit. Consequences of leaving this world with unpardoned sins are too dreadful to imagine.
Thanks for an amazing 2016. As a start-up, like all others, we’ve had some ups-and-downs, and I’m grateful you’ve stuck with us around. Seriously, some of you have been reading our newsletters since the beginning and supporting and sharing (caring) which is amazing.
We launched an entirely new site in April 2016, and almost as quickly took it went all over. It was our big experiment with #SmartAzanClock product to understand the market need...