Friday, May 29, 2009

Prepare for bad times by being thankful when all is well (11-2)

Supplicate often in times of comfort, peace, and well-being. Among the characteristics of the believer is that he is thankful and resolute, he sharpens the arrow before releasing it from the bow, and he turns to GOD before he is afflicted. The opposite of the believer in this regard is the vile disbeliever. Therefore if we truly want to be saved, we must remain steadfast in supplicating and praising GOD. The purpose of supplicating to GOD during times of ease, as has been mentioned by one of the imams, is to praise Allah(GOD), to thank Him, and to recognize His many favors, and at the same time, to ask for guidance and help. It is also important to seek forgiveness for your shortcomings, no matter how hard you try, you cannot completely fulfill the rights that GOD has upon you.

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