“Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.”– Karen Armstrong
Everyone hates feeling powerless. Nothing reveals what’s really going on inside of us like that feeling of utter helplessness. Hidden anger, opinions, fears, and pain all erupt when we feel completely incapable of changing our situation and impotent in the face of real pressure. Powerlessness robs us of sleep, plays with our emotions, creates real unrest in our soul, and leaves us tired and discouraged at the end of each day. Few things tempt us to quit like powerlessness.