A person is with whom he loves, friends will be together in Paradise

According to the meaning of the Narration, “A person is with whom he loves, friends will be together in Paradise.” This requires that a simple Bedouin who feels a deep love for God’s Messenger in one minute’s companionship with him should be together with God’s Messenger in Paradise. But how can illumination and reward of a simple nomad cause him to share the same place with God’s Messenger, whose illumination and reward are limitless? Continue reading “A person is with whom he loves, friends will be together in Paradise”

Why should I believe in the Resurrection and the Afterlife?

After belief in God, this is the main way to secure a peaceful social order. If I don’t believe in personal accountability, why should I be honest and upright? The Holy Book declares: In whatever affair you may be, and whichever part of the Holy Book you recite, and whatever deed you do, We are witness over you when you are deeply engrossed therein. Not an atom’s weight in the Earth and in the heaven escapes your Lord, nor is there anything smaller or greater, but it is in a Manifest Book (10:61). Continue reading “Why should I believe in the Resurrection and the Afterlife?”

Awareness and Resistance

I’m well aware that many people will become pissed off, turned off, put off, or simply want me to step off when I stray from “safe” topics like productivity and time management and explore more sensitive, even controversial topics like relationships, health, or spirituality. However, from past experiences I’ve seen that it’s the ideas we resist most vehemently that are fertile ground for new growth experiences.

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