Don’t evaluate your worth by your failures or by the number of times you’ve been rejected. Instead value yourself for the number of times you’ve risen up against odds.
Do not rely on your talent and intelligence alone to achieve your goals. Without hard work, patience and most importantly tawakkal (reliance on Allah) these blessings will get you only to the level where you will be working for those who might not be as talented as you are but they believed in the Power of Allah to see them through it and carried on.
Don’t just follow your dreams, chase them!
Our strength lies within our weakness.While feeling weak when we place our complete tawakkal (reliance, trust) in Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) while striving towards our goal. He (subhanahu wa ta’ala) transforms this very weakness into our strength which rejuvenates iman and gives a boost to move forward and one becomes certain that he is being taken care of by The Most Powerful, The Most Supreme.
A person blessed with hikmah does not flare-up or get enraged at others’ incitement. He might be mistaken to be the guilty one or a weakling because of his passiveness towards the outburst. Whereas, in reality he chooses to not lose his dignity by giving in to the uncalled for ill actions.
After all, It’s only wise to take control of your actions and reactions, instead of filling one’s book of records with ill deeds because of someone’s unjustified attitude.
When we don’t see our plans work the way we were anticipating; we tend to lose hope and tawakkal (trust) in Allah,The Exalted. The loss of hope eventually incites rebellion. If not nipped in the bud, this defiance can fix one for eternal destruction.
Consequently, we begin to rely on our limited perception and logic and dare to elude the commands of the Most Wise, either secretly or openly, while being heedless towards the consequences of our actions. Nonetheless, the Most Forgiving leaves the doors of repentance always open.
At this point, a true believer would reason with himself and face the situation with sabr and hikmah instead of giving in to the seemingly difficult situation. Sabr accompanied with hikmah helps one act in the right manner at the right time. It helps eliminate the negativity that has clouded one’s intellect and makes even a calamity, a rewarding experience, by the will of Allah.
Those who do not respect their time do not respect their life and those who do not respect their own life will never respect yours. Associating expectations with such people means setting one’s self up for failure.
Neither be a reason for your own failure nor others. Time, for a believer is not just money, time is the door to eternal success.
If we do not live upon la illaha Illalah..
How can we hope to die upon la illaha Illalah?
If we choose to not follow Rasool Allah in dunia..
How can we hope to follow him to jannah in the akhira?
If we prefer to forget Allah in our pleasant times..
How can we hope to be remembered by Him in our hard times?
If we make our nafs, our ilah..
How can we hope for our hearts to surrender to the True and Worthy ilah, Allah Rabb ul Izzat?
Allahummahdini feeman hadaitaa, ameen.