True hope isn’t a fragile state of restless expectation.
Rather, it is the coolness of certitude and the calm of contentment in knowing the Beauty, Mercy, and Generosity of one’s Majestic and Tremendous Lord.
“So whoever hopes for the meeting of their Lord, let them perform righteous deeds, and associate none with their Lord in His worship.” [Qur’an, 18.110]
True hope is in Allah, for Allah, with Allah, by Allah.
Not just for “things” from Allah.
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Purification of the Heart & Praiseworthy Character (from Ghazali’s 40 Foundations of Religion)
Principles of Islamic Spirituality
The Marvels of the Heart
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