Brotherhood & Sisterhood

Why do people have to leave each other?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Featured, Islamic Character, Overcoming Hardships, Reflections, Spiritual Purification, Spouse | 85 comments

Why do people have to leave each other?

Why Do People Have to Leave Each Other? Part I | Part II When I was 17 years old, I had a dream. I dreamt that I was sitting inside a masjid and a little girl walked up to ask me a question. She asked me: “Why do people have to leave each other?” The question was a personal one, but it seemed clear to me why the question was chosen for me. . I was one to get attached. . Ever since I was a child, this temperament was clear. While other children in preschool could easily recover once their parents left, I could not. My tears, once set in motion, did not stop easily. As I grew up, I...

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Hurt by Others: How to Cope and Heal

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Before Marriage, Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Children, Overcoming Hardships, Parents, Spouse | 14 comments

When I was growing up, the world was a perfect place. The only problem was, that it wasn’t. I used to believe that everything could always be ‘fair’. To me that meant no one should ever be wronged, and if they were, justice must be served. I fought hard for the way I believed things should be. But in my struggle, I overlooked a fundamental truth about this life. In my childish idealism, I failed to understand that this world is inherently imperfect. We, as humans, are inherently imperfect. So we will always mess up. And in those mess-ups, we will inevitably hurt others, knowingly, and...

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