If you would like to meet Allah while He is pleased with you, then treat people the way you want to be treated.

Prophet Muhammad (s)

Sometimes we seem to accept from ourselves what we wouldn’t accept from others. We always seem to find a valid excuse, which we  would- if used by others – find absurd. I remember reading the words of Imam Sha°rani:

“We look into the mirror and look at someone we know very well. We know his/her mistakes, shortcomings, deceit, gossip, rebellion against the Divine decree, ignorance and so much more. But yet, there we are, giving ourselves a million chances, forgiving ourselves a thousands of times, over and over again. But when someone dears to do a percent of what we do, we would ban him/her from our lives.”

This is why the Messenger of God said: “If you would like to meet Allah while He is pleased with you, then treat others in a way that you like to be treated.”

I always say: If you had the courage to behave incorrectly, then also have the courage to rectify your mistakes. And if you critic others, then critic yourself for the same reason. And know that He will judge everybody in the same way.

Sulayman Van Ael

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Sulayman Van Ael

Sulayman converted to Islam when he was 18. He then head out for Sudan to memorize the Quran. He studied in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Morocco, Belgium and Holland with more 50 different mashayikh. He was a professor at the Rotterdam University, Erasmus High school and was appointed as the head of Teachers by the Muslim Executive. He has his Bachelor in theology, Master (theory) in mental health, and is a counselor at London school of Economics, Imperial University and SOAS University. He is working on a video-library with more than 100 different topics and he wrote about 400 books which are being translated into English for the moment. We ask Allah to bless the life of Ustadh Sulayman and all of us, amin.

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