Thursday, April 13, 2006

Don't ruin your happiness with negative actions or reactions

Negative thoughts generate negative actions. Negative actions generate negative reactions.

See, in the Quran, even in the case of treating false deities, Allah didn't want us to cause negative reactions from Kuffar.

And insult not those whom they (disbelievers) worship besides Allâh, lest they insult Allâh wrongfully without knowledge. (Al-An'am 6:108)

Same in the Sunnah, in the authentic narration collected by Al-Bukhari
"Verily among the most severe major sins is the man cursing his parents." Said: "O, messenger of Allah, how would the man curse his parents?" He said: "The man cuss the other man's father, leading the other man to cuss back, and he cusses the mother, and he cusses back." [loose translation]

إن من أكبر الكبائر أن يلعن الرجل والديه . قيل : يا رسول الله ، وكيف يلعن الرجل والديه ؟ قال : يسب الرجل أبا الرجل ، فيسب أباه ، ويسب أمه فيسب أمه

So, when you get angry with someone, or you think they don't deserve your respect. Take a step back, and try to be at a higher moral ground, instead of getting even.

Finally, reflect on these verses:
The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allâh ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend. (Fussilat 41:34)

But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character). (Fussilat 41:35)

And if an evil whisper from Shaitân (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad SAW) (from doing good, etc.), then seek refuge in Allâh. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. (Fussilat 41:36)
So next time when you have an enemy or someone who hates you... don't get ####ed, he is your chance to obtain "great portion."


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