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Hadhrat Muhammad Abdul Hayy RA, used to recite a couplet of poetry. He used to say that when Almighty Allah breaks the heart of any of His servants He desires to lift him to greater heights. These shocks, anxieties and sorrows which come to men are forced exertions in the path of Deen (faith) by which men progress by leaps and bounds to higher degrees and this is not possible in normal circumstances. He frequently recited this couplet:

“The potter threw down the pot to break it saying that after breaking it he would re-shape it (in a better form).”

Thus, when this heart is broken, it becomes the receptacle of Allah’s mercies and divine reflections.

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Leave it in His hands


“Don’t fret about your affairs, leave it in His hands,
do you think if He wants it for you, anyone can stop it?
or if He doesn’t want it for you, anyone can grant it?
Don’t look to anyone for your needs,
for the One who created you,
waters you”

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Overcoming


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is also full of the overcoming of it.
-Helen Keller

One may not reach the dawn
save by path of night.
-Khalil Gribran

If I accept the sunshine
and warmth,
then I must also accept
the thunder and lightning.
-Kahlil Gibran

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‘Aisha (radhiallaahu `anha):

A man came to her and asked ‘When will I know that I am pious?’ She said, ‘When you realise that you are a sinner.’ He said, ‘And when will I know I am a sinner?’ She replied, ‘When you think you are pious.’

– Tanbeeh al-Ghafileen

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Brotherhood


The Authority Of Abu Hurairah: The messenger of Allah said :

“Do not envy one another;

do not inflate prices one to another;

do not hate one another;

do not turn away from one another;

and do not undercut one another,

but be you, O servants of Allah, brothers.

A muslim is the brother of a muslim:

he neither oppresses him nor does he fail him,

he neither lies to him nor does he hold him in contempt.

Piety is right here-and he pointed to his breast three times.

It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother muslim in contempt.

The whole of a muslim for another muslim is inviolable: his blood, his property, and his honor.”

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Anger


“If one of you gets angry, he should be quiet.”

[ Musnad Ahmad ]

“Anger is from Satan, and Satan was created from fire. Fire is but extinguished by water, so if one of you gets angry, he should perform wudû’.”

[ Sûnan Abî Dâwûd and Musnad Ahmad ]

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Calamity


Narrated Al-Husayn ibn Ali :
The Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying:

“If any Muslim man or woman suffers a calamity and keeps it in his memory, even if it happened a long time ago, saying each time it is remembered, ‘We belong to Allah and to Him do we return,’

Allah, who is Blessed and Exalted will give a fresh reward each time it is said, equivalent to the reward when it happened.”

Ahmad and Bayhaqi, in Shu’ab al-Iman, transmitted it. – At-tirmidhi hadith

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