Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wise words to live by..

A scholar once asked another greater than him in knowledge,

"How much should I build?"

He replied,
"As much as shelters you from the sun and the rain."

He asked,
"How much food should I eat?"
He replied,
"More than what keeps you hungry and less than what makes you full."

He asked,
"How much should I wear?"

He replied,
"As the Messiah (Jesus) did."

He asked,
"How much should I laugh?"

He replied,
"As much as appears on your face but does not make audible your voice."

He asked,
"How much should I cry?"

He replied,
"Never tire from crying out of the fear of Allâh."

He asked,
"How much should I hide my deeds?"
He replied,
"Until people think you had not done a good deed."

He asked,
"How much should I make public my deeds?"

He replied,
"As much as will let the keen follow your example but not have the people talk about you."

"Everything has two ends and a middle. If you grab one end, the other will slant, but if you take the middle, both ends will balance. Stick to the balanced middle in all affairs."

3 comments:

YONG JIAO XIU said...

very good advice, indeed.

Ahmed said...

Masha'Allah what a great lesson to learn from.
PLease could you link to www.haqislam.org from here?

Wasalam

Itminaan said...

Sure, I am already linked to Haq Islam.