jump to navigation

Question of the Week: Hopes and Expectations 24 February 2008

Posted by SA'ILA in Psychology, SA'ILA, Spirituality.
trackback

Most of the evils in human relationships, and most of the sorrows that we encounter, are the result of broken expectations. By severing your hopes from human beings, not only will these relationships be freed from being vitiated but you will also be able to rid yourselves of your grief and sorrow.

– Khurram Murad, Dying and Living for Allah

What kinds of expectations should we hold of people in our lives – and what should or should not be communicated? Are there some basic certain expectations we can/should always have of others – be they in terms of values, morals, principles or otherwise?

When is it too much to hope and desire something of another human being that we care about?

Advertisements

Comments»

1. VARANGALI - 13 March 2008

Salam,

My father likes to listen to sad songs: something about sorrow makes the heart flicker in ways joy often cannot. Perhaps there is some value in sorrow, some value in placing expectations in others even if they get quashed.

As an aside, I feel a little blasphemous disagreeing with a quote from a book titled “Dying and Living for Allah.” Unfair advantage.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: