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Attend a Camp & Stay Fit

It’s that time of year again. The weather’s getting better. We’re going out for runs and taking walks. We’re focusing on getting active, on staying fit.

Which is why we’re rolling out our summer time fitness camps. These fitness camps, however, won’t just keep us physically fit, but they’ll give us that chance we’ve been looking for to work on our spiritual fitness.

How amazing does that sound? Fitness camps designed with a program for our overall fitness. Not only will we get a chance to engage in any number of physical activities and sports, but we’ll also be getting the opportunity to nourish our souls by learning and applying the practical knowledge Islam teaches us.

And isn’t this what Islam truly teaches – to work on the health of our soul above all else so that it becomes worth it to keep our body fit? After all, what’s the point of this mortal body, no matter how healthy it may be, if it houses an unfit soul?

So, if you’re interested in becoming a healthy Muslim in every sense of the word, keep your eyes peeled – a Spiritual Fitness Camp is coming soon to a Jama`at near you!



How to control your anger when someone insults you?
So, we have talked about how to control our anger, but I would like to open up the subject of how we should react when someone is angry with you, rude towards you, or is insulting you.

I find that this is an important thing to look at. Please share some of your advice on this. 
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My little research and advice for everyone:
So in the Qur'an, in Chapter 2 verse 84 it states:
"And remember the time when We took a covenant from the children of Israel: ‘You shall worship nothing but Allah and show kindness to parents and to kindred and orphans and the poor, and speak to men kindly and observe Prayer, and pay the Zakat;’ then you turned away in aversion, except a few of you."

And in Chapter 4 verse 37 it states:
"And worship Allah and associate naught with Him, and show kindness to parents, and to kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and to the neighbor that is a kinsman and the neighbor that is a stranger, and the companion by your side, and the wayfarer, and those whom your right hands possess. Surely, Allah loves not the proud and the boastful,"

And in Chapter 17 verse 24:
"Thy Lord has commanded, “Worship none but Him, and show kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, never say unto them any word expressive of disgust nor reproach them, but address them with excellent speech."

And many more quotes....

As we can see this is a recurring theme. This leads me to my first question on what makes a great person? I read a quote, that great people will try to make people around them great as well. And being able to know how to answer people and answer them with calmness, and humbleness is a good skill to have. Also, treating people with kindness is a good thing too. This is one of the best qualities shown to us by the Prophet Muhammad. Kindness. And he was one of the greatest people around.

One Hadith is:
"Narrated by Ḥaḍrat Abū Hurairah, Allāh be pleased with him: Said the Prophet of Allāh (blessings and peace of Allāh be on him): “When a man declares about certain people that they are doomed, it is he who consigns them to the doom.”
(Forty Gems of Beauty, pg. 130)
"This Ḥadīth is based on a great psychological fact which is described in modern terminology as ‘inferiority complex’
or the defeatist mentality. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be on him) says that attempt should be made to raise the morale of the people by creating in them hope and faith and self-reliance and self-respect, instead of dragging them down the pit of degradation through despair, frustration, inferiority complex and a defeatist mentality. Whoso wails loud over the minor errors and unimportant drawbacks of the people, and moans that they are finished and doomed, he himself, through such observations, creates in them despair and an inferiority complex and thus opens the way to their doom."
(Forty Gems of Beauty, pg. 130-131)

This is one example of how to be a great person. The reason why I keep mentioning how to become a great person, because it takes a great person to react calmly to someone who is angry, rude or insulting towards you. Yes, it is a hard process but taking it step by step, I feel we can somewhat lessen problems and stress around us.

So, I have rambled on enough for now, I would like some other people's input on this.


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