Thursday, July 8, 2010

The evil consequences of sinning

Listed below are some of the evil consequences of sinning:
1. A barrier develops between Allah (GOD) and the evildoer.
2. When a person perpetrates evil deeds on a continual basis, he will become despondent, losing hope of being saved.
3. The evildoer often falls into a state of depression and anxiety.
4. Fear permeates the heart of the evildoer.
5. Life becomes wretched for the evildoer.
6. The heart of the evildoer blackens and becomes hard.
7. An evildoer’s face loses its light and becomes morbid.
8. People feel contempt for an evildoer.
9. The worldly circumstances of an evildoer become straitened.
10. The wrath of Allah (GOD), a decrease in faith, and calamity, all of these are the lot of the evildoer.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Strive for your sustenance, but don’t be covetous

The Lord of the worlds provides for the worm in the ground, Allah (GOD) provides for the birds in the sky and for the fish in the sea.
You are worthier than a worm, bird, or fish, so don’t worry about sustenance.
I have known people who were stricken by poverty simply because of their distance from Allah (GOD). Some of them were rich and healthy, but instead of being thankful they turned away from obedience to Allah (GOD), they abandoned prayer, and they perpetrated major sins. Allah (GOD) took away from them their health and their wealth, replacing these with poverty, sickness, and anxiety. They were then afflicted with hardship upon hardship, calamity upon calamity.