Aristotle said: "The ideal person is he who takes pleasure in serving others, and who is ashamed when others do things for him, since showing compassion is a sign of superiority, while receiving it is a sign of failure." More concise and to the point is the following Hadith: "The Upper Hand is better than the Lower Hand." The upper hand refers to the giving hand, and the … [Read more...] about Strive to Help Others.
The point of the following anecdote is to illustrate that one should not worry excessively, but should instead surrender his will to the decree of Allah without feeling the slightest degree of regret. When I was in school I would study diligently to be first among my classmates. After handing in my examination paper, I would fall into a state of worry, fear, and anxiety. I … [Read more...] about Anxiety Does Not Help.