Laziness of the common folk in worshiping their Lord is a grave matter, but laziness of teachers and students of Sacred knowledge is even more so.
You do bad deeds and hope to get back good
Though bad deserves bad only in return.
God is merciful and kind, but even so,
If you plant barley, wheat won’t grow
- Mawlana Rumi (‘alayhi al-rahma wa’l ridhwan)
If Envy Is A Sin Then I Am An Incurable Sinner!
For I Envy Every Eye That Ever Caught A Glimpse Of You O Belovedﷺ
During his celestial journey, the Prophet (pbuh) said to God, “My Lord, what is the status of the mu’min before Thee?” He replied, “O Muhammad, whoever insults a friend of mine, has declared open war against Me, and I am the quickest of all in rallying to the aid of My friends.”
Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.)
Source: Al-Kafi, ii, “kitab al-’iman wa al-kufr”, “bab man adha al-Muslimin”, hadith no. 8.
O Messenger of God! If only like the dog of the Companions of the Cave,
I could be in Paradise among your Companions.
Is it right that their dog is in Paradise while I am in Hell?
He was the dog of those Companions; I am the dog of yours!
Spiritual need is a living and luminous fire placed by God in the breasts of His servants that their “self” (nafs, or ego) may be burned; and when it has been burned this fire becomes the fire of “longing” (shawq) which never dies, neither in this world nor in the next.
The most wonderful thing about doing a secret good deed that benefits a large number of people is that you never know who is making dua’ for you, and with what intensity and sincerity! You might be surprised at some wonderful ease Allah will give in your life and hereafter, without realizing that the source of that is the dua’ of one sincere, humble, kind person who you helped secretly!
"If we look at the full moon, we realize that the reason for its fullness is because it is fully facing the sun. The degree of the moon’s completion is according to its facing the source of light. Likewise if a believer fully faces the Prophet ﷺ, the source of perfection, then he will achieve perfection. For this reason the first group of believers to enter Paradise are described by the Prophet as being like the full moon in their illumination."
الحبيب عمر بن حفيظ - Habib Omar