Paradise with ease

Constantly bearing in mind that we are answerable to our Maker for every single thing we say, do or earn, will make us the purest of people. This would then create a barrier between us & the wrath of the Almighty & would lead us into paradise with ease. This is the explanation of the word “TAQWA” which is repeated so often in the Noble Qur’aan. Such consciousness would not allow us to engage in anything unacceptable. Mufti Ismail Menk

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Criterion of Superiority

Abu Zarr (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that the Apostle of Allah (once) said to him: ‘You as a person, enjoy no superiority over a white-skinned or a black-skinned man. You can, of course, be superior through piety and fear of Allah.’ (Musnad Ahmad) Commentary It shows that honour and superiority does not rest with wealth, nationality, birth, language or face and figure. it is determined by piety (i.e., fear of Allah and the way of life stemming from it). Thus, with

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The Fruits of Fear

Imam Ghazali (ra) says: “Fear rips away desires and muddens luxuries so that cherished sins become reprehensible, just as a honey lover is repelled by it when he learns that it has poison in it. This is how fear burns desires; disciplines the organs; subordinates the heart and gives it tranquility. It also enables the heart to rid itself of pride, hatred, and envy; and it leaves it absorbed in it (fear). Hence, the heart becomes preoccupied with its own

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