السَّاعاتُ تَنْهَبُ الآجالَ
Hours plunder lives
هَلَكَ خُزَّانُ الْأَمْوَالِ وَهُمْ أَحْيَاءٌ، وَالْعُلَمَاءُ بَاقُونَ مَا بَقِيَ الليلُ والنهار: أَعْيَانُهُمْ مَفْقُودَةٌ وأَمْثَالُهُمْ فِي الْقُلُوبِ مَوْجُودَةٌ
Gone Are those who pile wealth, even while they are alive. But those who are knowledgeable stay as long as there is night & day: although their bodies may be dead, but their knowledge is alive in the hearts.
الناسُ كَصُوَرٍ في صحيفةٍ كُلَّما طُوِيَ بعضُها نُشَرَ بعضُها
People are like images in a book, flipping pages hides some images and shows others.
الدُّنيا دُوَلٌ فَأجْمِلْ في طَلَبِها وَ اصْطَبِرْ حتّى تَأتيَكَ دَولَتُكَ
Earthly life has ups and downs, so only pursue what’s essential, and endure until victory comes.
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إنَّ الدُّنيا كَالحَيَّةِ، لَيِّـنٌ مَسُّها، قاتِلٌ سَمُّها، فَأعْرِضْ عَمّا يُعْجِبُكَ فيها لِقِلَّةِ ما يَصْحَبُكَ مِنْها، وَ كُنْ آنَسَ ما تَكُونُ بِها أحْذَرَ ما تَكُونُ مِنْها
This world is like a snake: its skin is soft, but its venom is deadly. Therefore, avoid what you find attractive in it, because you will take little of it when you depart. And as much as it makes you happy, be vigilant.
إنَّ الدُّنيا دارُ فَجائِعَ ، مَنْ عُوجِلَ فيها فُجِعَ بِنَفْسِهِ ، وَمَنْ اُمْهِلَ فيها فُجِعَ بِأحِبَّتِهِ
Earthly life is an existence of tragedies; he who is being hurried will lose his life, and he who is being delayed will lose his loved ones.
لايُحْسِنُ عَبْدٌ الظَّنَّ بِاللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ إلاّ كانَ اللّهُ سُبْحانَهُ عِنْدَ أحسْنِ ظَنِّهِ بِهِ
If the believer keeps his hope in Allah, Allah will not let him down.
Islam has put great importance on the virtue of keeping hope in Allah. The following verse from Surat Yūsuf (Joseph) talks about it:
“O my sons! go ye and enquire about Joseph and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah’s Soothing Mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah’s Soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith.”
No matter how big and numerous are the sins of a person, Allah will forgive him if and when true repentance happens. To despair from Allah’s mercy is the second greatest sin in Islam, the first being Shirk. Another sin is Qunut (despondence), which is considered the third greatest sin in Islam.
Hope in Allah extends to worldly matters too. A positive mental attitude is a fundamental factor in reaching success in business, education, sports, health, family, etc…
Research has shown that through emotional intelligence training and positive psychology therapy one’s attitudes and perceptions can be modified to improve their personal and professional life.