"O vicious world! Do not try to snare me.., I am beyond your temptations and pitfalls ... " (Nahjul Balagha, letter 45). Imam Ali a.s. also presents powerful ideas for success in life’s journey (letter 31). Let us build our lives on the solid foundation of a worldview taught by the Holy Quran and Ahlulbayt. Has the time not come to join hands and, together, join the journey to Paradise?
ARE WE PICKING THE BEST FROM THE TREASURE TROVE?
How often do we supplicate to Allah swt and how? In his famous advice to his son (letter 31 in Nahjul Balagha) Imam Ali a.s. says “Think over it that by simply granting you the privilege of praying for His Favours and Mercies, the Merciful Lord has handed over the keys of His treasures to you. Whenever you are in need you should pray and He will confer His Bounties and...
So what ever you do don’t leave this behind! Those embarking upon Hajj or Umrah are embarking upon a Journey of life time – a Journey like none other! They must prepare mentally, physically, emotionally and most importantly spiritually. Allah says:
And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding!” (Quran 2:197)
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”