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Quotes of Leo Tolstoy about Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) & Islam

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—> Prophet Muhammad: “Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it.”

—> Humanity needs Islamic law: “The law of the Qur’an will prevail in the world because it agrees with reason and wisdom. I have come to understand that humanity needs only a Divine law to establish the truth and destroy falsehood. Islamic law will encompass the entire world because it is consistent with reason and agrees with wisdom and justice.”

—> They amazed their surroundings: “It is true that the wide spread of Islam at the hands of those (Muslims) did not appeal to the Buddhists and Christians. However, the indisputably well-established fact is that the Muslims, in the early days of Islam, were recognized for their abstinence in the false world, pure conduct, uprightness and honesty so much that they amazed their surrounding neighbors with their noble manners, mercy and kindness.”

—> The people of vision: “One of the good merits of the Islamic religion is that it enjoins good treatment to Christians and Jews in general and Christian bishops in particular. It commands to deal with them kindly and helpfully and permits its followers among men to marry Christian and Jewish women, who are allowed to remain on their religion – a teaching which implies great toleration not hidden from men of enlightened visions.”

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Islamic Cure for Anxiety and Fear

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When we are scared of something, our heart starts to beat fast, our voice starts to mumble, our hands start to tremble, our stomach starts to roar, our feet become numb, we start to see evil, hear evil and speak evil. In short all we are preoccupied is with the thing which makes us scared. Not only are we least bothered about the happenings in the surroundings but also uncertain about our behavior when engulfed in such a situation. We find ourselves so helpless and miserable that we start to find solace in crying, sleeping and staying quiet. Like me and you, everyone gets scared.

For instance:

  • The person who gets a call for a job interview is scared for his interview.
  • A cancer patient who goes for chemotherapy every month is scared of injections.
  • An actor who gives his debut in an ad is scared of negative views and reviews.
  • A person who has left studies is scared of people who ask about studies.
  • A mother whose daughter’s engagement is quashed is scared of her increasing age.
  • A daughter whose mother suffers from bipolar disorder is scared of humiliating her in public.
  • A student who has social phobia is scared of taking lectures, going out in bazaars, attending weddings and ordering meal in a café.
  • A boy whose elder sister helps him with his homework is scared of getting scolded from her.
  • A first timer army cadet is scared of his seniors giving him tough time.
  • An old maid who is becoming weak and less active is scared of losing her job.
  • A wife whose husband is sent to hard area with his platoon is scared of the instability and terrorism of the region.
  • A Politician who gets life threats is scared of his and his family’s safety.

Being scared is not only normal but now quite mainstream. To keep oneself cool and free of anxiety one should recite the following Dua from the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet:

“Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (R) narrates that Prophet Muhammad (S) said: No person suffers any anxiety or grief, and says: (O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety) – but Allah will take away his sorrow and grief, and give him joy instead”.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِى بِيَدِكَ مَاضٍ فِىَّ حُكْمُكَ عَدْلٌ فِىَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِى كِتَابِكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَداً مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِى عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِى وَنُورَ صَدْرِى وَجَلاَءَ حُزْنِى وَذَهَابَ هَمِّى

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By Faryal WK