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    It is related that Abu 'Uthman was once riding in the street when a pot
    of ashes was thrown down upon him. He dismounted, and prostrated
    himself to God in gratitude, and then brushed the ashes from his
    clothes without saying a word. 'Shall you not rebuke them?' he was
    asked, but he replied, 'A man who deserves hellfire but receives only
    ashes cannot fairly be angry'.
    Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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      “Yearning for Allah and His meeting is like the gentle breeze blowing upon the heart, extinguishing the blaze of the Dunya. Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord shall be in a state, calm and tranquility, and whosoever sent it amongst the people shall be disturbed and excessively perturbed.” - Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
      Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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        "If Allaah SWT opens up a door for you no one can close it, if Allaah decides that he wants you to have something you’ll have it... When all the doors and avenues are closed for you and no one can help you, you know who to turn to because you want someone to open that door for you and someone who can help you and that someone is Al-Fattah (The Opener). He is waiting for you to come to him and to ask him, he will open up the door at the right time..."

        ~Shaykh Riad Ourzazi
        Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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          "This world is like a shadow, run after it and you will never be able to catch it, turn your back against it and it has no choice but to follow you."

          ~Ibn al-Qayyim
          Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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            So true.

            Jazakallah Khair.

            :salams



            Hadhrat Ali (Radiallahu anhu)

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              Hearts are like cooking pots. They boil whatever is in them. And the scooping spoons of these pots, are the tongue. Henceforth, look to a person whenever he speaks. For sure, his tongue will scoop up for you what is simmering in his heart; whether it's something sweet or sour, fresh or stale. "

              ~Ibn al- Qayyim
              Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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                It doesn't mean that one shouldn't enjoy life, but that when one understands that the "complete happiness" they are looking for in this dunya doesn't exist here, then it becomes easier to go thru trials and to work for your akhirah."

                ~Sh. Muhammad Alshareef
                Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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                  Originally posted by eesa the kiwi View Post
                  :salams:

                  "This world is like a shadow, run after it and you will never be able to catch it, turn your back against it and it has no choice but to follow you."

                  ~Ibn al-Qayyim
                  (Subhaanallah. I don't know how anyone cannot be filled with love for this *great Shaykh (ra), and the words of wisdom in his writings. Allahu Akbar. Alhamdulillah. )

                  :jkk:

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                  '*Great Shaykh' is a horribly underwhelming description. Not sure what words to use...
                  Last edited by Fakhri; 18-01-17, 04:51 AM.
                  LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAH
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                  "And if you would count the graces of God, never could you be able to count them. Truly, God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'aan 16:18)
                  NOTE: Please kindly do NOT rep my posts. (Jazaa'akumullah).

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                    Somewhere in the world right now, there are people who would love to be in your shoes.
                    They have no food, no shelter, no peace, no family and you have it all.

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                      :salams:


                      If my thanking Allah for His blessings is a blessing,
                      then I must thank Him in the same measure again.
                      How can one thank Him save by His grace
                      as time goes on, and life goes by?
                      My only excuse is that I am inadequate
                      but my excuse is a confession that I have no excuse.

                      Ibn Abi’l-Dunya
                      Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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                          A man once said to Ibn al-Mubarak: ‘Is there anyone who will advise us?’ He replied, ‘Rather, is there anyone who will accept the advice?’
                          Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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                            Originally posted by eesa the kiwi View Post
                            :salams:

                            It is related that Abu 'Uthman was once riding in the street when a pot
                            of ashes was thrown down upon him. He dismounted, and prostrated
                            himself to God in gratitude, and then brushed the ashes from his
                            clothes without saying a word. 'Shall you not rebuke them?' he was
                            asked, but he replied, 'A man who deserves hellfire but receives only
                            ashes cannot fairly be angry'.
                            Allahu Akbar.
                            Subhaanallah.
                            LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAH
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                            "And if you would count the graces of God, never could you be able to count them. Truly, God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Qur'aan 16:18)
                            NOTE: Please kindly do NOT rep my posts. (Jazaa'akumullah).

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                              Whoever proposes to the world, then the world would not be satisfied until he gave up his Deen as dowry.
                              [Malik bin Dinar]
                              Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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                                If God is with you, then what do you fear, and if God isn't with you, in what can you have hope?

                                [Hasan al basri ra]
                                Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

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