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The emphasis is put on these three things, ‘hearing, sight and understanding’, because they are the main means of gnosis. Physical phenomena are mostly perceived through the ear and eye. Mental issues are understood through the mind. To comprehend how important the senses of vision and audition are, it will be enough to imagine the state that man w…
 
It is for this very reason that, addressing all the messengers, Allah says: “O messengers! Eat of the good things and act righteously. Verily I know best what you do.” The difference between prophets and other human beings is not that they do not have human needs such as the need for food rather they see special modes of nutrition as means towards …
 
As a matter of fact, the people who exhaust themselves in pursuit of worldly benefits and gains cannot believe that somebody in this world could also exert himself sincerely and selflessly for the sake of human welfare. They regard deceptive slogans, which they raise to capture power, and false promises, which they make day and night to bring about…
 
In a tradition by the Prophet (S), we read: “On the Day of Hereafter, the angels will give whoever recites Sura al-Mu’minun good tidings about the breath of life and a Garden of delight, and when the Angel of Death comes to take his soul, he will give him such good tidings that he will be delighted.” Imam Sadiq also said: “Whoever reads Sura al-Mu’…
 
As we said earlier, the choice of the title, “Al-Mu’minun” for this Sura is because of the beginning verses of the Sura that enumerate the attributes of the believers in some short, lively, significant and comprehensive phrases. In addition, it is interesting that this Sura first mentions the delightful and glorious destiny of the believers before …
 
As the name of this Sura suggests, its content is mostly about the special attributes of the believers, and, at the end, it mentions some statements upon the beliefs and practice that complete these attributes. The contents of this Sura can be divided into seven parts: Beginning with the noble verse: “Successful indeed are the believers” and contin…
 
Al-Mu’minūn ("The Believers") is the 23rd chapter (sūrah) of the Qur'an with 118 verses (āyāt). Regarding the timing and contextual background of the supposed revelation (asbāb al-nuzūl), it is an earlier "Meccan surah", which means it is believed to have been revealed in Mecca, instead of later in Medina. This surah deals with the fundamentals of …
 
Ihsan towards parents and the challenges of multigenerational relationships. The story of an ideal family: The contract of a parent is time-limited till the child reaches the age of 21. Age 0-7: build a relationship of trust with the child. Age 7-14: train the child in life skills. Age 14-21: act as a consultant. Age 21 onwards: a parent’s duty is …
 
Three keys to living a life of Ihsan (cont.) Key 3: Pardon and forgive- Understanding God’s forgiveness Ghaffar- He who forgives the quantity of sins. Ghafoor- He who forgives the quality of sins. Al-'Afuw- He who removes the ill effects of sins. These are the same qualities that one must apply in their relationships with others. Types of forgivene…
 
Three keys to living a life of Ihsan (cont.) Key 2: Restrain anger- what is anger? The Holy Quran talks about ‘ghayz’- inner rage and ‘ghadab’- anger manifested in words or actions. If ‘ghayz’ is not managed, it will show up as ‘ghadab’. Allah has created us perfectly and anger is not a design flaw within us. Anger is a psychological state that res…
 
Practice of pausing (cont.) Recognize the trigger. Press pause for at least 6 seconds. Take a deep breath. Consider your reaction in a situation from a place of Ihsan. Remember the tools Allah has provided you- self-awareness, power of choice, guidance and ability to consult with others. Develop a mantra or an affirmation. Press play again to conti…
 
Dealing with challenging relationships whilst practicing Ihsan. Reference to Surah Ar-Rad, Verse 21-24- talking about the Ulul Albab- Men of Understanding. Characteristics of Ulul Albab in dealing with challenging people: Understand where the challenging person is coming from. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Practice patience- self-control, wil…
 
Prioritizing acts of Ihsan (cont.) Prevent burnout by knowing the purpose, destination, and intention of the good deed. Get clear on expectations from oneself and others. Focus on contributing in areas of one’s expertise. Learn to set boundaries and say NO when required. Manage time and energy. Form meaningful connections. Practice self-care and re…
 
Receiving Ihsan- rights of those who do good to us: Receive the Ihsan with grace and kindness. Pray for those who have done Ihsan on you. Thank them for their kindness. Spread good mention about them in public. If possible, do something in return for them. Ask for forgiveness for them. Pay it forward. Give them something they need. Allow others to …
 
DEFINITION OF ISLAM: Rahma- dealing with people with more than just justice. REFERENCE: SURAH AL-ISRA/BANI-ISRAEL- THE NIGHT JOURNEY When you do ihsan, you do it for yourself. We have the freedom of choice to choose our actions but we do not choose the consequences of our actions. Physical benefits of doing good to others: Causes longevity Reductio…
 
TOPIC OF THE YEAR: The pursuit and practice of Ihsan The primary purpose of these gatherings is to give our condolences to the household of the beloved Holy Prophet of Islam. BLESSINGS OF THESE MAJLIS: It revives not only our deen but us too. It helps us realign what really matters. Commemorating the tragedy has kept our religion alive. It is only …
 
If they are not controlled and hindered in their first steps, man will get alerted when the die is cast. Thus when the first temptations of spreading lewdness or any sin get manifest, they must be immediately withstood, so that defilement does not get prevalent. To access lots of free resources on relationships and personal growth, please sign up f…
 
Divine grace and bless has sometime religious aspect, that has come forth through mission of prophets, revelation of heavenly books, legalization of ordinances, glad tidings and warnings. To access lots of free resources on relationships and personal growth, please sign up for #DailyWisdom at www.marziahassan.org/dailywisdom…
 
This Sura contains 64 verses and it has been sent down in Medina. When a group of hypocrites, who were apparently Muslim, also wanted to use this event maliciously for causing Islamic society harm and for the sake of their own interest and weakening the common reputation of the Prophet (S), these verses were sent down and so this incident was dealt…
 
This Sura contains 64 verses and it has been sent down in Medina. The reason why it has been named An-Nur (light), is its thirty fifth verse in which Allah has been introduced as: “the Light of the heavens and the earth”. VIRTUE OF SURA AN-NUR The Prophet (S) in a tradition has said:“Whoever reads Sura An-Nur (and applies it in his life), for each …
 
This Sura contains 64 verses and it has been sent down in Medina. The reason why it has been named An-Nur (light), is its thirty fifth verse in which Allah has been introduced as: “the Light of the heavens and the earth”. VIRTUE OF SURA AN-NUR The Prophet (S) in a tradition has said:“Whoever reads Sura An-Nur (and applies it in his life), for each …
 
We will all face challenges and adversity during our lives. In these sessions we explore perspectives from the Qur'an, the Ahlulbayt and psychology that help us face challenges, deal with adversity and bounce back after setbacks. We also explore some simple practices from Islamic spirituality and Western psychology for building resilience in our li…
 
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