How much we are need of this…


وعن يزيد بن كميت ، سمع رجلا يقول لأبي حنيفة : اتق الله ، فانتفض ،واصفر ، وأطرق ، وقال : جزاك الله خيرا . ما أحوج الناس كل وقت إلى من يقول لهم مثل هذا 

سير أعلام النبلاء
A man said to Abu Hanifa رحمة الله عليه: 
Fear Allah!
He shuddered, turned pale, and lowered his head and said:
Allah reward you with goodness, how much the people are in need of someone saying this to them constantly.”

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The analogy of suffering..

“To draw an analogy: a man’s suffering is similar to the behaviour of gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the “size” of human suffering is absolutely relative.”
*What I understand from this:

The author is opining that man can prevent the inexorable effects of suffering by suffocating it, thus restricting its ability to manoeuvre within ones soul or mind. One can do this by avoiding ruminating over the past or transfixing on possible events that can cause him to panic.

Man’s search for meaning.

The intention of the British Raj

Abdullah Ibn Umar’s dua رضي الله عنه 


حدثنا ابن تمير عن سفيان عن عبيد الله عن نافع عن ابن عمر أنه كان يقول: “اللهم لا تنزع مني الإيمان كما أعطيتنيه”.
‎’Abdullaah Ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنهما used to supplicate:

‎”O Allaah, do not remove eemaan from me just as You gave it to me.”
[Musanaf Ibn Abee Shaybah no.30964]

A glaring problem with modern day approach to education 

Was listening to this podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-art-of-manliness/id332516054?mt=2&i=1000392169050

He is the author of this coming book:

The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0262034948/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2q21zbSFSQ7QT

He made this quote which I found interesting:

“One of my biggest complaints against education is the focus on transferring of information and not building the underlying processing information systems that a young mind needs to preform at a high level”

Amongst the greatest pleasure