Robert Louis Stevenson said: "Every person is capable of performing his daily tasks, no matter how difficult they are, and every person is capable of living happily during his day until the sun sets:and this is the meaning of life." Stephen Leacock said: "The young child says:when I will become a bigger boy. The boy says:when I become a teenager, and when that time comes, he … [Read more...] about Do Not Feel Overly Stressed When Work Piles Up.
Pursue Work That You Enjoy.
Ibn Taymiyah said: "I once became ill and the physician told me that reading and giving talks on knowledge would only exacerbate my condition. I told him that I couldn't abandon these pursuits, and that I would, if possible, like to make his own knowledge a judge between us. Isn't it the case, I asked him, that if the soul feels happy and joyful, the body becomes stronger and … [Read more...] about Pursue Work That You Enjoy.
Do Not Daydream Work, Strive, and Abandon Inactivity.
Dr. Richard Cabot of Harvard University wrote in his book How Humans Live: "As a physician, I am a proponent of work as a remedy for those who suffer from nervousness that results from doubts, fears, and indecisiveness. Work inspires bravery; it was self confidence that made Emerson so superb." "Then when the [Friday congregational] prayer is finished, you may disperse … [Read more...] about Do Not Daydream Work, Strive, and Abandon Inactivity.
Repel Boredom With Work.
Those who have nothing to do with their lives are the same people who spend most of their time spreading rumors and falsehood, mainly because their minds are devoid of beneficial thoughts. "They are content to be with those [the women] who sit behind [at home]. Their hearts are sealed up [from right guidance] so they understand not." (Qur'an 9:87) When you find yourself to … [Read more...] about Repel Boredom With Work.
Work Hard for the Fruitful End.
Al-Waleed ibn Mughirah, Umayyah ibn Khallaf, and Al-'Aasibn Waa'il spent liberally from their wealth in the fight against Islam and its adherents. "And so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome." (Quran 8:36) Yet many Muslims are miserly, hoarding their wealth and keeping themselves aloof from good … [Read more...] about Work Hard for the Fruitful End.