How did you come to know what you know? Are we confirming our bias or seeking the truth about a particular event or the other?
Imam Al-Hasan Al-Basri said of hypocrisy: “No one fears it but a believer, and no one feels safe from it but a hypocrite.”
“Just as he [Abraham] and his son reclaimed the foundation left by Adam and rebuilt upon it, sometimes our lives are left destroyed and we too must rebuild upon the foundation which God gave us and to ask Him to accept from us.”
Return to connecting with God, and once we connect with God, we will connect with people, and once we connect with people we will connect with our family because charity begins at home. And once we connect with our family, we will be able to connect with ourselves…We should connect, and reconnect and reconnect every year with the essence of our deen(faith).
Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib said, “Give good advice to everyone who seeks your counsel and do not seek the counsel of anyone except the advice of one who is sincere and intelligent.”