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.
Abu ar-Reyhaan al-Bayrooni was a prolific thinker and writer whose pen rarely left his hand. He lived to the ripe age of seventy-eight and throughout his life he never unnecessarily took a break from reading, writing, or teaching. Abul Hasan 'Ali ibn 'Eesa said: "I visited Abu ar-Reyhaan when he was on his deathbed. Upon entering, I immediately recognized that he was on the … [Read more...] about In the Last Moments of Life…
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.
Napoleon exclaimed in Saint Helena: "I have not known (even) six happy days in my whole life." The Caliph, Hisham ibn 'Abdul-Malik, said: "I have attempted to recall and enumerate the number of happy days in my life, and I have found them to be thirteen in total." And his father would often repine and say, "Would that I had never become the Caliph." The eminent preacher … [Read more...] about This Life Does Not Deserve Our Grief.
One who lives a life of repetition and routine will almost inevitably become a victim of boredom, especially since man by his very nature tires from a lack of change. For this reason Allah, the Exalted, the Almighty, gave us variety in times and places, in food and drink - diversity in the many forms of creation:night and day, valley and mountain, white and black, hot and cold, … [Read more...] about Repel Boredom from Your Life.