Do Not Be Sad:Select for Yourself That Which Allah Has Chosen for You. Stand if He causes you to stand and sit if He orders you to sit. Show patience if He has made you to be poor and be thankful if He makes you to be rich. These points are understood from the statement, "I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as a Religion, and with Muhammad as a Messenger." And an … [Read more...] about Do Not Be Sad:Select for Yourself That Which Allah Has
Verify the Facts Yourself.
The judicious person is he who, when hearing some news, does not hurry into judgment based merely on what he hears. Instead, he verifies and authenticates what he hears; he thinks things over and he consults with wiser and more experienced people. It has been rightly said that to err by forgiving someone is better than to err by punishing him. "And afterwards you become … [Read more...] about Verify the Facts Yourself.
Remind Yourself of Paradise, Which Is As Wide As Are
Remind Yourself of Paradise, Which Is As Wide As Are the Heavens and the Earth. If you are hungry in this world, if you are sad, ill or oppressed, remember the eternal bliss of Paradise. If you do this, then your losses are really profits and the hardships you face are really gifts. The most wise of people are those that work for the Hereafter, because it is better and … [Read more...] about Remind Yourself of Paradise, Which Is As Wide As Are
Grieve Not and Ask Yourself the Following Questions.
1. Do I put off living in the present because of fears and apprehensions about the future or because of hopes of the magical garden beyond the horizon? 2. Do I embitter my present life by mulling over events that occurred in the past? 3. Do I wake up in the morning with an intention of spending my day usefully? 4. Do I find that I am benefiting from my life when I try to … [Read more...] about Grieve Not and Ask Yourself the Following Questions.
Take Account of Yourself.
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.