If Allah had wanted to create Adam from a light whose glare would have dazzled the eyes, whose handsomeness would have amazed the wits, and whose smell would have caught the breath, He could have done so; and if He had done so, people would have bowed to him in humility and the trial of the angels through him would have become easier. But Allah, the Glorified, tries His creatures by means of those things whose real nature they do not know in order to distinguish good and bad for them through the trial, and to remove vanity from them and keep them aloof from pride and self-admiration. — Imam Ali (a.s.), Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 191 (via yaseeneducation)
Poverty is one of the most horrible of calamities. But still worse than poverty is the bodily sickness; and the sickness of soul is worse than the bodily sickness. Plenty of wealth is one of God’s blessing, but sound health is better than that, and the piety of heart is even superior than sound health. —
Imam Ali (a.s.)
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Pray to God even after He gives you what you were praying for. —
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Every success was a combination of two things, your effort and Allah’s help. — Ust. Nouman Ali Khan
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If you knew how Allah deals with your affairs for you, your heart would melt out of love for him. — imam Shafi (رحمه الله)”
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Perhaps this trial wont end until you learn the lesson it was sent to teach you. —
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Lustful desires are fatal diseases, and the best cure for them is acquiring patience against them.
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Anonymous said: Salaam, I would really appreciate your advice in this matter: What should one do when one's in-laws ask to borrow a lot of money (practically your entire savings) for a project they have been doing and promise to pay it back in 10 months? I don't like the idea of financial transactions with in-laws as I feel it can strain a relationship. Also, it is a lot of money- all of my savings. Thank you!
hmm this is a hard one. Please consult a sheikh or somebody who has experience with these cases because I have 0.
If it was me: I would though look into why and how badly they need the money. If you and your immediate family can do away with your savings for that long then islamically you’ll gain a lot of sawab for lending money (it’s even higher than giving charity). It can strain the relationship and I understand that so it’s kind of risky but regardless make your intention for Allah either way you go.
Remember that the most precious thing you own in this world is your heart. So don’t let anything taint your heart. — Imam Zain al-Abedeen (as)
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If you are really sincere in your advice, you address it in privacy. If it’s private, it’s easier to achieve the truth. But when you are in a large group, the ego takes over. And then there’s the chance that it’s not sincere, it’s for achieving the upper hand. — Shaykh Ḥamza Yūsuf translating Imām al-Ghazālī’s Kitāb al-‘Ilm.
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As far as companionship [with your parents] is concerned, keep their company and be gentle with them. Endure their hardship just as they endured yours when you were young, and do not withhold from them that which Allah has made plentiful for you in the way of food and clothes. Do not turn your face away from them nor raise your voice above theirs. To respect them is part of Allah’s command; speak to them in the best possible way and be kind to them. Allah will not let the reward of those who do good go to waste. — Imam al-Sadiq (as), Lantern of the Path (via ahlulbayt-saviour)
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