Life has taught me to put into practice something that has never failed me:to moderately express my approval of others. This policy always has a positive effect on all sorts of people. Soft and gentle words work wonders on the hearts of people; our religion teaches us to be generous and kind in dealings: "And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been … [Read more...] about Don’t Belittle Another Person’s Efforts.
And if an evil whisper comes to you from Satan then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Qur'an 7:200) The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) advised one of his Companions, saying, "Don't be angry..." He repeated this three times. And when a man became angry in his presence, the Prophet ordered him to seek refuge in Allah from the accursed … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Angry.
Don't Be Sad - Life Is Shorter Than You Think. Dale Carnegie related a story of a man who had an ulcer that became aggravated to a dangerous level. Doctors informed him that he had very little time left to live. They insinuated that it would be wise for him to make funeral arrangements. Suddenly, Hani - the patient-made a spontaneous decision:He thought to himself that if he … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Sad – Life Is Shorter Than You Think.
The lord of the worlds provides for the worm in the ground: "There is not a moving [living] creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you." (Quran 6:38) Allah provides for the birds in the sky and for the fish in the sea: "And it is He who feeds but is not fed." (Quran 6:14) You are worthier than a worm, bird, or fish, so don't … [Read more...] about Strive for Your Sustenance, But Don’t Be Covetous.
When Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyah was imprisoned in 'Aarim prison, Kuthay'ir said: "The beauty of the world will not last for the affluent, The harshness of this world is not a fatal blow, For this one and for that one is a period that will finish, And what each has undergone will be the dream of a dreamer." Centuries after this occurred do I now reflect over what had … [Read more...] about Don’t Grieve, for Change Must Take Place.