Friday, 8 April 2011

Friday Reflections: Hope and Optimism

From a kind blog, Alhamdulilah:


Our scholars explain to us that hopes can make an impact on our lives and affect our path toward a goal. "A good word is charity" (Bukhari and Muslim) as our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said.

Certainly words have an effect. When we speak ill words and curse our manners and behavior are certainly affected, likewise it affects those around us. The scholars of the past would write entire texts about terms, which Muslims should not use, due to the negative affect they have on one's behavior and thinking. One such topic was the topic of cursing someone or something.

Modern research supports the notion that our scholars have promoted, which is to be optimistic, as it brings positive effects into ones life. The greatest examples of this are the supplications we say on a daily basis, as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did and taught. These du'a themselves are optimistic and promote optimism. Du'a leads to purity and builds optimism, it fills the heart with safety and hope.

May Allah guide us to be among those who are optimistic.

Source here.

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