Good manners lead to prosperity, while bad ones lead to misery. In a Hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Through good manners, one reaches the status of the person who not only fasts, but who also stands late in the night to pray." He (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) also said: "Shall I not inform you of the most beloved to me and … [Read more...] about Good Manners.
William James said: "God forgives us our sins, but our nervous systems do not." Ibn al-Wazeer wrote in his book Al-Awaasim wa al-Qawaasim: "Verily, to be hopeful of Allah's mercy opens the doors of optimism for one of His slaves, making him more avid in worship, and inspiring him to be more enthusiastic in performing voluntary acts of worship and racing to perform good … [Read more...] about Hold a Good Opinion of Your Lord.
A Western thinker said: "It is most possible for you, while you are behind steel bars, to look out upon the horizon and to smell roses. It is also extremely plausible for you to be in a castle replete with opulence and comfort, and yet be angry and discontented with your family and wealth." Therefore happiness is not determined by time or by place, but instead by faith in … [Read more...] about A Good Life.
It has been related that Imam Ahmad visited Baqi ibn Mukhalid while he was sick and said to him: "O' Baqi, rejoice in Allah's reward. The days of health are devoid of sickness and the days of sickness are devoid of health." This means that during days of health one never contemplates sickness, for plans and ambitions then increase, as do hopes and desires. During days of … [Read more...] about The Days Rotate in Bringing Good and Bad.
Being of service to others leads to happiness. In an authentic Hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "Verily, Allah will say to His slave as He is taking account of him on the Day of Judgment, 'O' son of Adam, I was hungry and you did not feed Me.' He will answer, 'How can I feed You and You are the Lord of the worlds!' He will say, 'Did you not … [Read more...] about Do Not Be Sad – Do Good to Others.