“What are some of the secrets of success in life?”
I found the answer right there in my very room:
The fan said : Be cool. The roof said : Aim high. The window said : See the world. The clock said : Every minute is precious. The mirror said : Reflect before you act. The door said : Push hard for your goals. And finally, the carpet said : Kneel down and pray.
When you listen to music, the love songs make you feel lonely, make you yearn for love and crave affection.
When you read Quran, you feel whole, you’re not seeking love because you’ve found it all around you, you’ve found it inside you, and you’re not craving anyone’s affection because you only want to be accepted by One.
Don’t give into the worldly delusions.
It is mentioned that when al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr was the chief justice (of Egypt), one day he was passing through the market with a caravan, looking well groomed. So a Jew who was selling hot oil, looking very disheveled and dirty because of the oil, accosted him by grabbing the reins of his mule saying,
“Yaa Shaykhul-Islaam, you claim that your prophet said that the dunyaa is a prison for the mu’min and a jannah for the kaafir; so what type of prison are you in and what type of jannah am I in?“
“Regarding what Allah has prepared for me in the hereafter from its bliss, then it is as if I am in prison, and with regards to what Allah has prepared for you in the hereafter from its punishment, then it is as if you are in jannah.”
Please don’t let it be too late for me to change. I am constantly trying to grow and become the servant You’ve asked me to be but You know that I’m only human and it will take time. I have bad habits, I think things I shouldn’t and I allow shaytan to trick me from time to time but I am still trying. I want to make it back home and dwell in the beautiful garden You’ve promised to those that stay on Your path. Guide me when I stray, protect me from myself and teach me to be what You love.
Be everything that you wish to find in a soul-mate, lover, confidant, and in a friend. If you seek loyalty then be faithful yourself. If you long for dedication toward you then in all that you do, be committed to others. If you ask for encouragement, then motivate. If…
There once was a little boy called Hassan who lived in a small village in Pakistan. Hassan’s family were poor and they just about had enough to make ends meet. To help the family Hassan used to sell baskets, rope and other hand-made items from door-to-door. The money not only helped his family but also paid his way through school. On one of the many hot days in the village, Hassan was out working away, he found his pockets to be empty & he was hungry. It was a blazing hot day & Hassan had another hour or so to go before he got home.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. The young woman, upon seeing the boy thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk instead. When Hassan saw the milk, his eyes lit up. “Jazakallah”, he said softly. He drank the milk slowly, and then suddenly remembering he had no money quickly asked, “How much do I owe you?”
“You don’t owe me anything,” the young woman replied. “My mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.” Hassan replied “Then jazakallah & I thank you from my heart.”
Life went on & year’s later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled by her illness. So much so they finally sent her to the big city, where they called in a specialist to study her rare disease. The specialist, after a long struggle & an operation helped cure the woman of her ailment. When the hospital tallied up the charges for the treatment, they sent the final bill to the specialist to check. He looked at it, wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent back to be given to the woman.
When the woman, who was recuperating in hospital got the bill, she feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. She cautiously opened the envelope and took out the bill. On the side of the bill was a hand-written note, “Paid in full with one glass of milk.” (Signed) Dr. Hassan Amin. Tears of joy flooded her eyes. Kindness surely pays back.