Somewhere in our quest to become good believers, we became bad people.
We wanted angels to want our companionship, but in the process others started avoiding us.
The more we believed, the less we smiled. We bleached the world of colour, we dulled it to black and white. And as we lost everything that humanises us – our joy, our humour, our compassion and tolerance – we lost our hearts, too.
But we were too focused on our externals to notice.
I’m preparing a series of posts to be featured soon insha Allah, titled ‘Forgotten virtues’. Each post will be about an attribute or action which is highlighted in the Quran and Sunnah, but which we tend to overlook.
Until then, enjoy this reminder from Baba Ali: