Friday, July 09, 2010

Pearls of wisdom 264

1. Allah Most High commands you to be patient, to remain steadfast, to stay on guard and persevere.

2. When you observe your duty to Allah Most High, He maintains you in patience and respect for His limits, and grants you fulfillment of what He has promised you in His Book.

3. Patience is the source of all goodness and safety in this world and the hereafter -- beware of giving it up, lest it disappoint you in this world and the hereafter and you miss the blessings in both.

4. When you find in your heart either hatred or love for a person, review his behavior in the light of the Book and Sunnah -- if his behavior is pleasing according to their standards, then love him, but if it is hateful, then hate him -- so that you do not love or hate a person because of your passion.

5. Every term has a prescribed duration, and for every increase in trouble there is an end, which can neither be brought forward nor deferred.

6. Be well-behaved, practice patience, contentment and harmony with you Lord, and repent for your resentment against Him.

7. Know that there is no inconsistency in what He does -- He does nothing uselessly and creates nothing as a futile game.

8. Do not become suspicious of Him when He delays the response, and do not be weary of making supplication to Him, for while you may not be gaining, neither are you losing. If He does not respond to you immediately He will reward you later on.

9. Treat you life of hereafter as your capital and your worldly life as the profit therefrom.

10. You are commanded to ride your lower self, to discipline and train it, and use it to carry you along the path of safety, the way of hereafter and of obedience to our Almighty Lord. [Above quotes by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

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