Myth: It’s family. Everything works.
It’s usually people close to us who get to see us unleash our full-blown tirade on them. Nonsensical quotes like, “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you certainly don’t deserve me at my best” are partly the reason why we justify expressing our cranky side.
In this part of the Quran, the people of Paradise are engaged in a conversation about their worldly matters. When I read this verse, I knew I had a situation there:
They will say, “Indeed we were afraid (of Allah’s punishment) when we were amidst our family, But Allah did favour to us and saved us from the torment of Fire’s scorching breath. (52:26-27)
I can give up music, I can give up TV-series, movies, can even try not to backbite but putting on the best conduct with family– that was just overreaching. Get your folks and friends in…
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