We all feel angry and hateful to other people who wrong us. It is natural. But holding a grudge is a sign we have given them too much power over our hearts. Pray for them, forgive them, and turn to Allah (God). Thus, your hatred transforms into serenity and closeness to your Lord.Abu Amina Elias (via Twitter)
There are people smarter than us. There are people that are more knowledgeable. There are people that make more money. There are people in your family that get more appreciation that you do. It’s a fact. And sometimes it’s clearly unfair. But in some of those things it’s simply Allah (God) has opened a door of rizq (provision) for them that he didn’t open for you and he opened other doors for you. But what happens for you is [that] you want the same things that somebody else has. Allah did not make you the same as anyone else and Allah did not open the doors of rizq for you that he opened for other people. Each of us have a unique set of opportunities and we’re going to have to work hard to earn Allah’s favour from within whatever we’ve been given [while] not comparing ourselves to anybody else.Nouman Ali Khan, Beware a Jealous Heart
And do not crave what Allah (God) has given some of you over others. Men will be rewarded according to their deeds and women ˹equally˺ according to theirs. Rather, ask Allah for His bounties. Surely Allah has ˹perfect˺ knowledge of all things.Al-Quran 4:32, Translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran
Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Messenger of Allah ﷺ (peace and blessings be upon him) saying. “What will distance me from the anger of Allah (God)?” The Prophet said, “Do not get angry.”
Hadith, Musnad Aḥmad #6597Abu Amina Elias (via Twitter)
There’s so much hardship and suffering in the world. People are struggling with many issues from the pandemic to joblessness and mental health. Be kind in person and online. Don’t attack and condemn. Use good words and spread positivity.Mufti Ismail Menk (via Twitter)
Had We sent down this Quran upon a mountain, you would have certainly seen it humbled and torn apart in awe of Allah. We set forth such comparisons for people, ˹so˺ perhaps they may reflect.Al-Qur’an 59:21
Learn from the mistakes you make in life. They are turning points. They bear important lessons. Remember, none of it is random. The Almighty designs them for a reason. They are meant to make you a better person. Correct yourself and move on.Mufti Ismail Menk (via Twitter)
Every passing minute is a chance to turn it all around.Tom Cruise as David Ames in Vanilla Sky
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation (excessive happiness or joy) in prosperity, or undue depression (excessive sadness or despair) in adversity.Socrates
You’ll run behind happiness all your life if you can’t appreciate what you already have.Dr. Bilal Philips (via Twitter)
˹Jesus˺ declared, “I am truly a servant of Allah (God). He has destined me to be given the Scripture and to be a prophet.
He has made me a blessing wherever I go, and bid me to establish prayer and give alms-tax as long as I live,
and to be kind to my mother. He has not made me arrogant or defiant.
Peace be upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I will be raised back to life!”Al-Qur’an, Chapter 19, Verses 30 to 33
Our problems won’t disappear because we are believers in Allah (God). But our faith gives us the strength to cope with the terrors that come our way.Dr. Bilal Philips (via Twitter)