By: Shaykh Osman Nuri Topbas
Man gives directions to his life depending on the exact nature of the battle taking place in his inner dimension between the animal and lordly souls. When the lordly soul wins the battle, man becomes inclined towards good deeds and morality. But when the animal soul takes the control, man becomes inclined towards all kinds of sin and immorality. Man’s responsibility for his actions is based on his preferences and decisions between good and evil deeds. Since man is given a capacity to perform his actions in accordance with his free will, and thereby take his animal soul under control to a certain extent, he is liable for what he does and eligible for both reward and punishment.
By: Lobna Mulla
“A spoonful of humility a day, keeps the ego away.” Well, it’s not the original saying, but it sends a clear message. Truly realizing the benefits of being humble can assist us in achieving success not only in this life, but also in the hereafter.
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, to be humble is to not be proud, arrogant, or assertive. In Arabic, tawaada (humility) literally means to lower one’s self or to submit. Taking these definitions together and adding the characteristic of humility as relayed in Qur’anic verses and Prophetic examples, we begin to have a richer understanding of its importance and practical applications.
By: Muhammad ‘Afifi al-‘Akiti
Praise be Allah, Who has adorned the aspect of man by granting him good stature and proportion, Safeguarding him from increase and decline in his aspect and measurements, We ask for His forgiveness and guidance, We seek refuge from the evils, which are in ourselves and the wicked in our actions, And may the blessings and salutations be invoked upon Muhammad, His Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم).
“As for whoever exceeded the limits and preferred the life of this world, surely his abode will be the Fire; and as for whoever feared to stand before his Lord and restrained the desires of his self, surely his abode will be the Garden.” (Sura 79:39-40)
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He who thinks he is better than others, ends up alone.
El que piensa que es mejor que los demás, se queda sola.
Hij die denkt dat hij beter is dan anderen, eindigt alleen.
Celui qui pense qu’il est meilleur que les autres, se retrouve seule.
Wer denkt, er sei besser als andere, endet allein.
Tā shuí rènwéi zìjǐ shì bǐ biérén gèng hǎo, dúzì jiéshùle.
Den som tror att han är bättre än andra, hamnar ensam.
Tot, kto dumayet, chto on luchshe, chem drugiye , v konechnom itoge v odinochku.
O diğerlerinden daha iyi olduğunu düşünüyor O, yalnız biter.
Chi pensa di essere migliore degli altri, finisce da solo.
Dia yang berpikir ia lebih baik daripada yang lain, berakhir sendirian.