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Indeed, The Heart Doesn’t Bleed In Vain

03.03.2014 / 1013

Modern people are preoccupied with searching ways of achieving balance and effective self-development formulae — but many of them prefer to stick to specific phenomena and refuse to see the entire gamut. Female department of Luhansk Islamic Cultural Centre brought up this issue on a seminar held at the ICC jn February 23 and attended by more than 50 people. Mr. Muhammad Alustaz, Imam of Luhansk Cathedral Mosque, represented religious point of view on the matter, and the psychologist Mr. Rifat Sabitov, represented science.

One of the questions appealed to panic moods of seemingly successful and happy people. “What is my problem,”  — they ask. — “I’m successful at work and in social life, I’m of high standing among the volunteers… What’s wrong with me?”

This is correct in general, but does not take smaller details into account. How come one person greets somebody with wishing them peace and God’s Mercy (“as-salamu aleikum wa rahmatulLah!”), and don’t even think about them (their circumstances, the position they’re put in because of what you say and what you do, the discomfort you make them feel at the drop of the heat as a result of your carelessness) the very next second? This is not what Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, taught us!

Teachings of Islamic theology are approved by the Psychology: people understands subconsciously when they’re wrong, even if they think their behaviour in this or that situation was perfect.

The participants discussed the categories of noble morals and how to achieve the feeling of freedom and safety. They also didn’t fail to mention one’s responsibility, both towards themselves and other people.


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