On Dealing with Despair and Seeking Validation from Others

Seeking validation from others is one of the primary causes of our social downfall and the cause of much of our despair.

Excerpt: The desperate need for validation from others is a symptom of an inner emptiness. In Qur’anic terms, it is a disease of the heart. Where does it come from? My take is that it comes from a lack of that awe-inspiring and loving fear of God called khushūʿ. It comes from the lack of one’s will to please his or her Creator. This empty black hole or spiritual disease has real time consequences in our relationships with others.

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