Reading opens the mind, guides one to correct morals, and sharpens one's ability to think. Reading is a comfort for the lonely, a stimulant for the thinker, and a lamp for the traveler. To not read makes one limited in one's speech, thinking, and personality. Most books contain at least some benefit, whether it is in wise sayings, interesting stories, strange experiences, or … [Read more...] about A Word on Reading.
The desires of one who is contented are subservient to what his Lord wants from him. meaning that which Allah loves and that with which He is pleased. Hence, contentment and the blind following of one's own desires can never coexist in the same heart. And if one has a share of the former and a share of the latter, his heart will be conquered by the stronger of the two. "'And I … [Read more...] about Another Word on Contentment.