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.
When a Muslim sets out to do something, he must do the following:he must plan with caution, and he must put his trust in Allah. The Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him), who was protected by Allah and who had a stronger trust in Allah than anyone else, wore armor in battle. A man asked the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him), "Should I tie my camel … [Read more...] about Plan Your Affairs and Take Proper Precautions.
In all facets of life, one should take precautions and study the possible outcomes of every action, because by being careful, one will have no cause for future self-recrimination. If the results of one's endeavors are good, one should thank and praise Allah. If the results of one's endeavors are not so good, one should say, "Allah has made His decree and whatever He pleases, … [Read more...] about Take Your Precautions.
Take Care of Your Outside As Well As of Your Inside. A person who has a pure soul cares about wearing clean clothes. Some wise people have even said: "When one's garment becomes soiled, his soul will follow suit." The root of vexation for many people is in being neither neat nor organized nor punctual; for others, it is in having bad hygiene, dirty clothes, or a sloppy … [Read more...] about Take Care of Your Outside As Well As of Your
Keep a journal with you, and in it take account of your actions. Write down the negative aspects of your personality and actions, and then think of solutions to rid yourself of them. 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "Take account of yourselves before it is taken of you. Weigh your deeds before they are weighed for you (i.e. on the Day of Judgment) and beautify … [Read more...] about Take Account of Yourself.