He was poor and wan and weak. He wore a torn garment with many patches on it. He was barefoot and hungry. Along with his having an obscure lineage, he possessed neither status nor wealth nor family. Without a roof to shelter him, he would sleep in the mosque and drink from public fountains. His pillow was his own arm and his mattress was the uneven, rough ground beneath him. … [Read more...] about Your Value Is Determined by Your Faith and Character.
Don't Grieve If You Are Poor, for Your True Value Is Not Determined by Your Bank Balance. 'Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The (true) value of every person is weighed according to the good that he does." Therefore the value of a scholar is based on his knowledge, on whether it is limited or vast, and on the degree to which he disseminates his knowledge. Similarly, … [Read more...] about Don’t Grieve If You Are Poor, for Your True Value