Whoever desires to purify his heart,
Then let him prefer Allah to his desires
-Ibn Al Qayyim
The Seeker of Happiness!
"...The seeker of Allah and the Hereafter - rather, the one who seeks to obtain all knowledge, productiveness, and leadership, such that he is a leader who is taken as an example in all of this - should be brave, bold, in control of his whims, and not under the control of his imagination.
-ibn al Qayyim
Slow ‘n Steady
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
“Whoever reflects will find that the noblest and most dignified person of every gathering is the one who is most silent, because silence beautifies the scholar and conceals the faults of the ignorant.”
-Ibrâhîm an-Nakhâ‘î (rahimahullâh)
Ibraaheem an-Nakha'i said: "When Shaytaan comes to you while you are in prayer and says: 'You are showing off,' make it longer."
Me? Sincere? No way!
as-Soosi said: "Sincerity is to lose the vision of sincerity in oneself."
Week 3: Tawakul
One day Allah's Messenger (pbuh) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?" The Bedouin answered, "I placed my trust in Allah." At that, the Prophet (pbuh) said, "Tie your camel and place your trust in Allah" - Tirmidhi
[Lessons from this hadith] Placing trust in Allah means doing
everything that is necessary for success! <--that's a big one!