If You Want Peace, Quit Fighting!!

If you’re striving to be a peacemaker, you can be sure that God is pouring out His blessing upon you, whether or not those blessings will be seen clearly this side of immortality. As it’s mentioned in Holy Qur’an in Surah Al-Baqrah, “O you, who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient. {2:153}

God wants us to be bridge-builders. He wants us to enter situation and every relationship in a constructive way. I often pray that God will help me do this, I urge you to do the same: God, help me always to seek to build up and not to tear down, to be constructive and never destructive.

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Death Leads a Young Mind to Old Questions

“I guess the birds went to heaven” Kay said as we walked to the store. “I guess…” I said, not really knowing how to answer that. Three birds had built a nest underneath an apartment air conditioner in our building, but the bird and its eggs fell out, three stories down, killing them instantly. The dead birds were laying there on the ground, and I could tell it bothered Kay a little bit. My sister picked up the birds and we tossed them away.

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Hopelessly and Helplessly Worried

“Presently, am going through some hard times financially and emotionally. I made some bad investments earlier in the year that am just trying to sort out, may Allah help me. Also, am 28 and unmarried and am having difficulty getting a man with deen that would encourage me more. I was born a muslim but early this year I took my shahadah again and became more devoted IA though am not totally there yet but am striving and I pray not to backslide. All these things get me hopelessly n helplessly worried and I pray day and night but I also think I need a good muslim to talk to. I need advice and special dua. Pls assist me. Would appreciate ur response. I feel spiritually down often especially wen I do nothing more than to observe the five daily obligatory prayers. I want to be a good muslimah. JazakAllah Khairan!”

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