With me is a treasure that is very seldom found

I came from my country (Shinqeet [Mauritania]) and with me is a treasure that is very seldom found in the possession of anyone, and it is contentment, and if I wanted high status, I would have known the way to achieve it, but I chose not to exchange this worldly life for the hereafter, and I do not give my knowledge to attain worldly desires.

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The Salaf us-Saaliheen and their Final Deeds

The hearts of the righteous are concerned about how their life will end, and they always wonder: how will our end be?

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This worldly life is like a Toothless Old Woman

Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) saw worldly life in the form of a toothless old woman adorned with all kinds of adornments, who married uncountable men and killed all of them.

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They did not move except for the sake of Allaah

I have not looked with my eyes, nor pronounced with my tongue, nor beaten with my hand, nor risen to my feet until I see whether it is for obedience or disobedience. If it is out of obedience, then I proceed, and if for disobedience, I hold back.

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Disease of the heart is a suffering that lasts even after death

Just as the cause of a disease in the body cannot be treated except with its anti-medication – if it is caused by heat, its medication is to be with cold and vice versa – also ill morals, which are caused by diseases of the heart, are to treated with their opposites; so ignorance is to be treated with knowledge, Stinginess with generosity, pride with humility, and greed with avoiding the desired object.

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Our Salaf’s concern on the day of Eid ul-Fitr

Some of the Salaf would display sadness on the day of Eid. It was said to them: This is a day of happiness and joy! They would respond: You have spoken the truth, but I am a servant, my Lord has ordered me to perform an action but I am not sure if He will accept it from me or not.

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