It is indeed. May Allah fill human hearts with compassion. May He guide us all to understand the difference between the basics of right n wrong. May He give us the sense to understand the gravity of issues asssociated with severing blood n other close relations, and especially aqal to think a thousand times before speaking bad bout *anyone*. May He give us aqal to think a gazillion times before hurting other hearts.. May Allah soften our hearts n keep us safe n away from all evil that has the slightest power to harden it. In shaa’Allah ta’alaah n ameen. Salamoalikum wa rehmatullah.
Sometimes the more one grows in religious practice, the more they grow in self righteousness and judgement. This is a sign of a problem inside. It is a sign, that internal cleansing is necessary. Growing in religion should only make us grow in compassion, not in judgement. The heart filled with God is softened, not hardened. If it is becoming hardened towards people, perhaps it is not God filling the heart, but rather the self, decorated by the false cloak of piety and religious devotion.
Words of Wisdom by Yasmin Mogahed
Suits- Season 2, Episode 3; “Meet the New Boss”
Last Scene; this is one of my favorite scenes between Mike and his adorable grandma.
Mike enters his grandma’s room at the old age home.
Grandma: *surprised* 3 times in 1 week! I might have to write you back into my will!
Michael smiles, gets rid of his bag and stands in front of her with a serious expression on his face.
“What’s wrong?” she asks her grandson.
He eyes the medical cupboard beside her bed and grabs a bottle. Sits on the side of the bed, cleares his throat, “Plavix” he says holding the bottle of pills. Grandma nods. “Stuck in my head so I looked it up,” Mike continued, “something that you take when you have a heart problem?” Looks Grandma in the eye and she calms him down saying, “Michael, I am 82 years old, I have an everything problem!” “Why didn’t you tell me?” he complained silently. Grandma laughs lightly, “That getting old sucks? You’ll find out, and I don’t tell you every little thing because I don’t want you to worry”; she continues, “And if you’d have looked it up you’d know that it is for preventive purposes. Did you read that part?” she chided lovingly. Michael smiled, “Naah I kinda panicked when I got to the heart problem part.”
Grandma dramatically sighs and shakes her head, “I hope you do a more thorough job at work!”
“Okay I make a trip down here to express some serious concern, and you mock me?” looks at Grandma with a sad eyes as she laughs adorably. “With love,” she smiles.
Mike lightens up and says, “okay, enough of your stupid health problems, let’s get down to business deals, some of my real ones.” Grandma shakes her head, “you’re young, you don’t have any real problems.” “Wrong,” says Mike as he makes a face and explains, “I make way too much money and I don’t have a girlfriend to spend it on.” Grandma, with all of her grandmotherly wisdom immediately sets on a mission and tells her Grandson, “I know a few single ladies,” “Really?” asks a surprised Mike, “I can’t go older than 70,” he explains seriously, “It’s a ground rule.”