Wisdom of the Week

Wisdom of the Week 3/29/19

In the name of God, the All-Merciful, the Especially-Merciful

David was praying when two people suddenly entered into his presence. One of them said " This is my brother and he owns 99 sheep while I only own one. Yet he wants to take possession of my single sheep by force."  In response David said " He would be doing you injustice if he takes your one sheep by force." David realized that what happened was a trial for him and he immediately sought God's forgiveness and fell into prostration and remembered God.

David didn't say anything wrong so why did he ask for God's forgiveness?

Maybe his repentance was because he realized the conflict was a trial with a slight delay. Small people make the biggest mistakes and are not worried the slightest. But David who is a perfect human begs forgiveness for realizing the conflict was a trial even though he was successful and gave the right response.

When God tests a servant, those who realize they are in trial are at a higher level of remembrance and their hearts are more attentive towards God. (Quran, Sad 21-25)

By: Seyed Alireza Mousavi


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3/20/19: Wisdom of The Week

In the name of God, the All-Merciful, the Especially-Merciful

Prophet David worshipped God extensively and spent his life in constant remembrance and prayer. This was to an extent that mountains joined voices with him in praising and glorifying God. All the birds would gather around and attend to him. David, a divine messenger and a saint who is unified with God (Wali), is an example of a perfect human. A perfect human is one who gets close to God by obeying his every command and hence gaining light and divinity. A perfect human has such a big soul that not only can he bring humans together from disparity, darkness and bewilderment but he can bring stones to life, praising God with him. Through him, even birds and animals come together  and become one. (Quran, Sad 17-19)

By: Seyed Alireza Mousavi


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