Blogging Theology

When Umar bin al-Khattab رضي الله عنه was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating,
“O Allaah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allaah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!”
So Umar said to him, “Where did you get this du’a (supplication) from?”
And the man said, “Allaah in His Book says:
“And few of My servants are grateful.” [Quran 34:13]”
So Umar wept and admonished himself, “The people are more knowledgeable than you, O Umar! O Allaah make us of Your ‘few’ servants.”
Sometimes when you advise someone to leave a sin, they respond with: “But most people do it, it’s not just me!”
But if you look for the words “most people” in the Quran, you will find that most people –
“do not know” [Quran 7:187],
“do not give thanks” [Quran 2:243]
and “do not believe” [Quran 11:17].
And if you…

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