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Swallow your anger


“There is nothing that is swallowed greater with Allah in reward than a slave of Allah who swallows and contains his rancour out of desire for the pleasure of Allah.”

(Sahih Bukhari)

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Affliction

“The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.”

Abu Bakr Radhiallahu Anhu

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Lawful earnings become difficult as a result of marriage. There is in Hadith that if a man earns virtues to the height of mountain, he shall have to wait near the Balance and accounts will be taken from him of his wealth, of his expenditure, of his maintenance and other matters.

The children will say to Allah on the Resurrection Day: “0 our Lord, take from him the account of his duties towards us, he did not teach us what we did not know and he gave us unlawful food to eat without our knowledge. Take compensation from him for these. The Prophet Sallallahu Alyhi Wa Sallam said: “Nobody will meet Allah with a greeter sin than with a sin of keeping his family members uneducated. Very few people will get release from this danger.”

Ihya Ulum Ad Din

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“Whosoever loves that Allâh should open-up his heart for him and grant light to him, then let him abandon speech about that, which does not concern him, and abandon sins and turn away from acts of disobedience. Then there will be between him and Allâh a hidden treasure of good actions. So if this is done, then Allâh will open up such knowledge for him that will pre­occupy him. And indeed in death is the greatest pre-occupation.”

Imaam Shaafi Rahimahullah

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“There is no worse calamity for knowledge and its people than when outsiders intrude. They are ignorant, but presume to know. They cause trouble yet think that they are helping.”

– Imam Ibn Hazm Rahimahullah

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Forgive him who wrongs you;

Join him who cuts you off;

Do good to him who does evil to you;

And speak the truth even if it be against yourself.

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Wisdom

Sufyaan ath-Thawri said to some of his companions:

“Do you know what wisdom is? Wisdom is to put everything in its proper place – to put harshness in its proper place, to put gentleness in its proper place, to put the sword in its proper place, and to put the stick in its proper place.”

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