There is a saying from the poet Rumi which states: Don’t look for water, get thirsty then the water will come to you Some people have the misunderstanding that this quote is to signify that we obtain what we desire, but this is not entirely true. The meaning of this quote is that we obtain … Continue reading Thirst

Sin, Hardship, and Growth

When Adam and Eve were in Paradise we are informed that they had an abundance of provisions. [2:35] We said, "O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you sin.”   وَقُلْنَا يَاآدَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنْتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَكُلَا مِنْهَا رَغَدًا حَيْثُ شِئْتُمَا … Continue reading Sin, Hardship, and Growth

Recognition of Sin

There is one major distinction between a weak believer, who God will redeem in the Hereafter, compared to a disbeliever who is destined for Hell. This distinguishing factor is that while a disbeliever will deny their sins, or in the worst case scenario will even be convinced that their sins are righteous, a weak believer … Continue reading Recognition of Sin