‘Wherefore God, having created before all things His Messenger, gave to him before aught else the faith which is as it were a likeness of God and of all that God has done and said. And so the faithful by faith sees all things better than one sees with his eyes; because the eyes can err; no they do almost always err; but faith errs never, for it has for foundation God and His word. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God. And it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God.’
--- Jesus Christ
The Faithless Generation
Jesus said: “Verily I say unto you, the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies, contrary to the prophecies of the true prophets of God; wherefore God is wrath with the house of
and with this faithless generation.” His disciples wept at these words, and
said: “Have mercy, O God, have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city,
and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy
covenant.” Jesus answered: “So be it, Lord God of our fathers.” … (Gospel of
Barnabas, Chapter 17).
--- Jesus Christ
Faith gives you hope!
Faith is the power that makes a man take on Nimrods, Pharaohs and the most vicious tyrants of the time.
Faith is the strength that keeps a man alive;
--- that keeps a drowning man afloat;
--- that binds a diverse community together; and
--- that holds the nations together in the fight against evil.
Your faith is like your house; if the foundation is solid and stable, the house stands in rain and storms. If any part of the house or a wall is damaged, you can fix it or repair it. But if the foundation caves in, the whole house crumbles.
In a draught-stricken community, the elders decided to offer Salaat-i-Istisqa (prayer for rain). They announced the date and time for prayer. On the day of Salaat, thousands came to participate in prayers but only one boy came with an umbrella! That is Faith in Allah!
So, take care of your Faith first because your whole life is built upon it. If you lose your Faith, your life will be shattered.
---- M. Javed Naseem