Tag Archives: Scared

The Station of Fear

From among the stations of worshipping Allah and seeking His help is the station of fear. Fear is one of the most important stations on the path and most beneficial for the heart. Fear is an obligation upon everyone, Allah said, "So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers." [Surah 'Ali 'Imran, 3:175] The actual word used for fear in this verse is 'khawf.' Another verse says, "and fear none but Me." [Surah al-Baqarah, 2:40] the actual word being a derivative of 'rahba.' And, "Therefore fear not men but fear Me," [Surah al-Ma'idah, 5:44] the actual word in Arabic being 'khashya.' Different connotations of these various terms Read more ...

Muslims view Narendra Modi with Hate not Fear

Recently an acquaintance of mine echoed the following words to me: “Even if Narendra Modi was involved in the 2002 Gujarat riots, I don’t care. His economic work wins out. I will vote for him.” Since then, I have not been able to shake a deep-seated disturbance at his disregard for essential humanity. This disregard, I fear, is shared by many in India. Before I lose your attention, this is not another piece debating Modi’s guilt. In fact, the argument about Modi’s guilt is endless. I have my view, you have yours, and facts are facts—they don't change even after a questionable judgment from the court that gave Modi a clean chit. But that’s Read more ...