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Vulnerability as the Pathway to Virtue – Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Join the conversation regarding sacred wisdom and pathways to non-violence at the 2016 Festival of Faith conference in Louisville, Kentucky with Dr. Ingrid Mattson  as she profoundly connects the viewer and listener to the nature of need as the true human experience and Vulnerability as its gateway.

It seems that all aspects of life stem down to the notion of power or the lack thereof.  Suffering is real; evil occurs and is experienced. What then is  our response? How do we understand and connect?

Dr. Ingrid’s response is real and compelling: “everyone will do what they will do and  my job is to learn in that situation; my job is to see the  opportunity for me to express my reliance and awareness of God’s Power ; to understand what it means to be in need of mercy, to be in need of compassion, and to be in need of justice.”
Vulnerability allows us to have the courage to go forward and try to exemplify prophetic virtues into action for the sake of all of those whose peace is being disturbed.

We are grateful to the Festival of Faith for the video. Cover photo by Bhatti Mashooque

 

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How Do We Understand Allah’s Knowledge and Power?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: How do we understand Allah’s Knowledge and Power?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. Please forgive me for the delay.

Allah’s Attributes

Please refer to this answer: Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space.

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Please refer to the following link:

Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah.

Wassalam,
Raidah

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

David & Solomon: Wisdom with Power

What Happens when power is not in the hands of the wise? Total destruction indeed. The story of both Prophets David and Solomon are very relevant today as we need wisdom to bring peace and calmness to the troubled world.

This is part of a series of remarkable Quranic stories of the Prophets (peace be upon them), retold by Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari, a master of the Quran and scholar in residence at SeekersHub this Ramadan.

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