المنافق قوله جميلٌ وفعله الداء الدخيل
The hypocrite; his talk is lovely, but his deed makes you sick.
Dear blog readers,
This month I complete 10 years since I began this blog. The intention was to share with the English-speaking world the wisdom of Islam expounded in the words of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib.
Although the first few years this blog was relatively unknown, it was steadily increasing in popularity, and enjoyed being shown in the first or second page of google search for years. Nonetheless, the last 2 years saw a decline in the number of readers because it’s not SEO-optimized. I also believe this happened largely because of the rise of Instagram and other popular social networks and the decline of blogging as a way to share knowledge and connect with others online.
I wanted to thank everyone who visited my page to search for wisdom and knowledge throughout all these years, and I hope you continue sharing this blog with your friends and family. May Allah bless you all and don’t forget me in your prayers.
لَا تُكْثِرَنَّ الضَّحِكَ فَتَذْهَبَ هَيْبَتُكَ وَلَا الْمِزَاحَ فَيُسْتَخَفَّ بِكَ
Do not overdo laughing as it will diminish your esteem, and do not overdo joking as it will diminish your worth
رَحِمَ اللهُ امْرَءً غالَبَ الْهَوى وَ أَفْلَتَ مِنْ حَبائِل الدُّنْيا
God bless those who fight their lusts and escape from their worldly bonds
وَيْلٌ للباغين مِن أحكمِ الحاكمين، وعالِمِ ضمائر المُضمِرين
Woe to oppressors from him who is the most just of judges and who knows hidden thoughts
ما أعظمَ نِعَمَ اللَّهِ في الدنيا وما أصغَرَها في نِعَمِ الآخرة
Oh, how big Allah’s favors in this world and how small they are compared to the ones in the hereafter
السَّاعاتُ تَنْهَبُ الآجالَ
Hours plunder lives