We are supposed to recognize our own gifts. We are supposed to discover our own talents, our skills, our strong points. And we are supposed to use these bounties of Allah in the service of His creation.
But in this ayaah Allah is telling us the correct balance between the two extremes. He is telling us His way, His definition of the right path, His definition of "al Birr" - the good deeds.
If you see a person who has a bucket of paint thrown over them, what is the first thing you will notice about him? Will you notice his face, his clothes or any other detail about him first? Or will the first thing you will notice is that this person is drenched in paint?
My sister-in-law took the black dress off the shelf. "It’s perfect!" she breathed. "Perfect" is what I also thought about it. I had already liked that dress for myself and I wanted it. So I just showed her a few more dresses, stressing that they were superior to the black one she had chosen. She … Continue reading Filters can be misleading