The Grace of Allah

Sometimes man considers himself the real doer of his actions under the effect of his delusions about himself. By that means he becomes alienated from the grace and mercy of Allah (SWT), thinking secretly that he does not need anything more. MAN The modern world has provided the man with a perception – or a delusion – beyond reality and has put him in a difficult position. The human being took on this burdensome task because, although he had a sense of ego in his nature, his evil-commanding soul, which…

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Lessons of Wisdom from Abu Wuhaib (R)

Abu Wuhaib (R) was a fountain of wisdom for the Muslims of his time as well as those of later centuries with the life that he led. The original name of Abu Wuhaib (R), who was a known wali of his time, was Bahlul bin Amr al Sayrafi. He became famous as Abu Wuhaib. The date of his birth is not known definitely. Although he was from Kufa, he spent most of his life in Baghdad. He passed away in 805 A.D. in Baghdad and was buried in the Shunuziyyah…

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Are we really able to see?

Basirat (insight) used in Islamic sources has a different connotation than when it is used as a term in secular contexts. By that word, a kind of spiritual faculty is meant which is associated with the heart. One of the words which is equivalent of the ‘eye’ in Arabic is ‘basar’ (بصر). The Qur’an says as follows while depicting the stages in the Judgement Day in verse 22 of surah Qaf, “and now We have removed from you your veil, so your sight today is sharp”. The word which is…

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