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Arabic calligraphy – Alhamdulillah

الحمد لله
All praise and gratitude is due to Allah alone

From the collection: IslamicArtDB » Tahmeed (Praise) (43 items)

Originally found on: a-realm


"There is no greater comfort than knowing that Allah (SWT) knows and understands how we feel, the struggles, the heartaches, the constrictions, the troubles, the obstacles, we are facing. He is aware. He sees and hears everything. All prayers, thoughts, and requests are heard. But He provides what is best for us and His timing is perfect. Not ours."

Patience & Perseverance

When you are hurt by the people who share blood relations with you, recall Yusuf [alayhis salaam] who was also betrayed by his brothers. When you find your parents opposing you (in deen) recall Ibraheem [alayhis salaam] who was made to jump into a blazing fire by his father. When you are mocked and abused by your own relatives just because you adopted deen over duniya, recall Rasul Allah [sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam] who faced the same. When you are stuck into some problem and find no way out recall Yunus [alayhis salaam] who was stuck inside the belly of a whale. When you fall ill and your whole body cries with pain, recall Ayoob [alayhi salaam] who was more ill than you. When someone slanders you, recall ‘Aysha [radiallahu anhaa] who was also slandered throughout the city. When you feel lonely recall how Adam [alayhis salaam] felt when he was created alone at first. When you can’t see any logic in what’s going on and your heart asks why this is happening, recall Nooh [alayhis salaam] who built the biggest ship without questioning. Subhan Allah! Allah put all those great personalities in trial so that the generations to follow may learn a lesson in patience and perseverance. May Allah swt include us among His patient and grateful servants. Ameen!

In order to benefit from spiritual teachings, it is important to separate the essential from the peripheral. We should recognize the principle of progressive change in religious as well as in cultural and social life. Truth is eternal, but the way it is expressed changes with time, and it is experienced differently by different people.

Excerpt taken from: The Quran and The Life of Excellence by Sultan Abdulhameed