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Distinguishing Between Thoughts From Ourselves, Shaytan, and Allah



By: Shaykh Rami Nsour

The Spring Source of our actions

All of our actions spring forth from a thought that enters our heart and this is what makes knowing the science of thoughts (khawatir) so important [Muhammad Mawlud, The Purification of the Heart]. One of the most difficult tasks we face in our lives will be in weighing out each one of the thoughts that enters our heart and seeing which one we should follow. The scholars have given us a guideline as to how to tell the signs of the source of thoughts that enter our heart.

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10 Choices You Will Regret

“If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.

Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:

1.  Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it.  Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are.  So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.  You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people.  Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.

2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find.  A big part of this is your decision to stay true toyour own goals and dreams.  Do you have people who disagree with you?  Good.  It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path.  Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing.  Read The 4-Hour Workweek.

3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you.  Don’t let them get to you.  They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun.  When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.

4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone.  Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired.  So carve your name on hearts, not stone.  What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.

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Ma‘rifah: Getting to Know God



When we compare our lifespans, wherein our lives unfold, to the age of the earth or to the visible universe of nearly fourteen billion years, it seems less significant than a drop of water in an endless ocean. To today’s materialists, life holds little significance beyond that of selfish genes and chance mutations (or of exploitation and unfettered consumption). To believers in Allah and His Oneness (tawhid), however, life is seen as a rich tapestry of signs and an arena of tests that grant us the opportunity of knowing Allah and of worshiping Him. I only created jinn and men, stresses Allah in the Qur’an,that they may worship Me. [51:56]

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Why people are selfish


By: Oyon Ajmain

After years of being nice to people and constantly doing stuff for people without wanting anything back, I’ve finally realised what the world is really like. My dad messaged me the other day and he said “Son you need to realise that the world is not a perfect and good place, you are too naive and nice for your own good. Learn to say no.” So I tried to understand what my dad was saying and finally I realised.

There are a very few people in this world that do something for you without expecting something in return, very few people who just do something for you while knowing that you can’t do anything back for them at all. Most of the people in this world at the moment are concerned with how they’re going to make it in life and how they’re going to benefit from whatever they do. The same way when a woman wants to marry a man she tends to see if the man is giving her what she wants in terms of finance, good looks or moral support. If a woman marries a husband for financial stability and then the stability dissapears, then the woman will also dissapear and that’s how life is. That is how most human beings think at the moment.

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The selfish man becomes ugly with greed, whereas he who gives from the heart becomes more beautiful with every loving act.

gb copy The selfish man becomes ugly with greed, whereas he who gives from the heart becomes more beautiful with every loving act.
es copy El hombre egoísta se vuelve feo con avaricia, mientras que el que da desde el corazón se vuelve más hermosa con cada acto de amor.
nl copy De zelfzuchtige mens wordt lelijk met hebzucht, terwijl hij die geeft vanuit het hart wordt mooier met elke daad van liefde.
fr copy L’homme égoïste devient laide avec avidité, tandis que celui qui donne du cœur devient plus belle à chaque acte d’amour.
de copy Der selbstsüchtige Mensch wird mit hässlichen Gier, während er, der gibt aus dem Herzen wird schöner mit jedem Akt der Liebe.
CN67867 Nàgè zìsī de rén biàn de chǒulòu yǔ tānlán, ér tā shuí gěi cóng xīnzàng yǔ měi yīgè ài de xíngwéi biàn de gèngjiā měilì.
Sweden Den själviska människan blir fult med girighet, medan den som ger från hjärtat blir vackrare med varje kärleksfull handling.
rus7897 Egoistichnyy chelovek stanovitsya urodlivym s zhadnost’yu , v to vremya kak tot, kto dayet ot serdtse stanovitsya boleye krasivym s kazhdym sey akt lyubvi .
4523turkey Kalp her sevgi dolu hareket ile daha güzel bir hale gelen, o kim verir ise bencil adam, açgözlülük ile çirkin olur.
images L’uomo egoista diventa brutto con avidità, mentre lui che dà il cuore diventa più bella con ogni atto d’amore.
indonesiaID Orang egois menjadi jelek dengan keserakahan, sedangkan ia yang memberi dari hati menjadi lebih indah dengan setiap tindakan mencintai.

Those that give from the heart become beautiful, whereas those that just take & take become ugly through selfish greed.

gb copy Those that give from the heart become beautiful, whereas those that just take & take become ugly through selfish greed.
es copy Aquellos que dan desde el corazón convertido en hermosa, mientras que las que acaba de tomar y tomar convierta feo través de la codicia egoísta.
nl copy Degenen die geven vanuit het hart mooi geworden, terwijl die dat gewoon en neem geworden lelijk door egoïstische hebzucht.
fr copy Ceux qui donnent du coeur devenir belle, alors que ceux qui tout simplement prendre et prendre devenir laid par la cupidité égoïste.
de copy Diejenigen, die aus dem Herzen schön geworden geben, wohingegen diejenigen, die nur nehmen und nehmen werden durch selbstsüchtige Gier hässlich.
CN67867 Nàxiē cóng xīnzàng biàn piàoliang gěi chū, ér nàxiē zhǐ qǔ&cǎiqǔ tōngguò zìsī tānlán biàn de chǒulòu.
Sweden De som ger från hjärtat blir vackra, medan de som bara tar och tar bli ful genom själviska girighet.
rus7897 Te, kotoryye dayut ot serdtsa stat’ krasivoy , togda kak te , chto prosto vzyat’ i prinyat’ stanovyatsya urodlivymi cherez egoistichnoy zhadnosti.
4523turkey Güzel olmak kalpten vermek olanlar, sadece almak ve bencil hırs sayesinde çirkin haline aldığını oysa o.
images Quelli che danno il cuore diventare bella, mentre quelli che basta prendere e prendere diventa brutto con avidità egoista.
indonesiaID Mereka yang memberi dari hati menjadi indah, sedangkan orang-orang yang hanya mengambil & mengambil menjadi jelek melalui keserakahan egois.