Make sure you’re in the company of those who touch your heart and nourish your soul. There aren’t too many of such people around. So choose your company wisely.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Share your blessings with the less fortunate, and Allah will reward you more each time.Dr. Bilal Philips (Twitter)
The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) advised us to live with simplicity thousands of years before the concept of minimalism started trending. When we realize that we are not going to take anything from this world, we start investing in what matters the most – the pleasure of Allah.Dr. Bilal Philips (Twitter)
Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a passing travellerSahih al-Bukhari Collection, Hadith # 6416
Inner peace can only be achieved if the obstacles beyond our control are accepted by us patiently as part of God’s destiny.
With faith and patience we can achieve inner peace.Dr. Bilal Philips (Twitter)
Forgiveness is the best form of love. It takes a strong person to say sorry and an even stronger person to forgive.Power of Positivity (Pinterest)
A dirty enemy usually “wins” in this life because the one they’re throwing dirt at won’t respond in like manner.
But they always lose in the hereafter because the Lord of the worlds will not let an atom’s worth of that dirt go unaccounted for.Dr. Omar Suleiman (Twitter)
Kindness is contagious. Give your kindness away without expecting anything in return. The person you’re being kind to benefits through your help & you’ll feel good for having helped someone. The world is made better through your kindness. We need this badly today.Mufti Ismail Menk (Twitter)
Be happy, and hope for what will please you. By Allah (God), I am not afraid that you will be poor, but I fear that worldly wealth will be bestowed upon you as it was bestowed upon those who lived before you. So you will compete amongst yourselves for it, as they competed for it and it will destroy you as it did them.Prophet Mohammad ﷺ (peace and blessings be upon him), from Sahih al-Bukhari Collection, Hadith # 4015
A Muslim student I knew in San Francisco found that aspect of the Islamic prayer disturbing. “Why do we have to pray so close together, in such close proximity to each other? Here I am, trying to concentrate all my attention on God, and yet I am constantly conscious of someone’s body brushing against me on my right and left!”
I told him that I thought he had arrived at an important observation that uncovers a fundamental precept of Islam: even in your most intense worship, you are not to forget your brother or sister on your right and on your left. In other words, your personal and spiritual welfare and salvation is inseparably linked to your response to your fellow human beings.Jeffrey Lang, Struggling to Surrender (page 126-127)
The best way to brag about yourself to others is not to brag at all. Let other people do the bragging for you if you wish.
Don’t let your self esteem hinge on the creation when the Creator is the most appreciative of your achievements and talents.Asim Khan (Twitter)