Don’t let it overburden you

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

Some quotes…

It is said that a man who was overburdened by worries went to a wise man and said, “I’ve come to you because I can’t find a solution or a way out of the problems I’m in.” The wise man said to him, “I will ask you two questions and I want you to answer them both.” The man said, “Ask.”

He said, “Did you come into this world with all these problems?”

He said, “No!”

He said, “Will you leave this world taking all these problems with you?”

He said, “No!”

He said, “A matter that you did not come with, nor will you leave with… it’s more appropriate that it need not take all this energy from you nor overburden you like this. Be patient over the matters of this world, and let your gaze towards the heavens be longer than your gaze towards the earth, and you will soon have what you wish for.”

Imam Malik (rh): “Do not look to the sins of people as if you are Lords, but look to your own sins as if you are slaves. Have mercy on the people of affliction and praise Allah for your well-being, and never say, ‘This person is from the people of Hellfire, and this person is from the people of Paradise.’ Do not be arrogant over the sinners, but rather ask Allah to grant them hidayah and rashad (i.e. guidance).”

“Don’t deprive someone of hope for perhaps that is all they have at that moment. Be someone who encourages; be a friend who inspires, a relative who supports, and a stranger who is kind. Grant people hope for perhaps that is all they have to make it through, and in turn Allah will fulfill your hopes and help you make it through…” – Fajr

12 thoughts on “Don’t let it overburden you

  1. Love you and your beautiful posts for His (swt) sake, ukhti.

    May Allah (swt) shower upon you His choicest Blessings and grant you the best of both worlds… Aa’meen Ya Rabb!

    Keep up the good work insha’Allah!

    Wa’as-salaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

    PS. @ Banat-e-Hawwa: Indeed!

  2. JazakumuAllahu Khairan. Where did you get this from? If it is in Arabic please provide the reference or share the arabic. I would really appreciate this.

  3. JazakumuAllahu Khairan.

    Love the advice of the old man and the following two posts. May Allah make us Humble and grateful.. May Allah bless and reward you.

  4. Ameen, wa jazakum’Allahu khayran.

    Birkah, this is the Arabic to the 2 posts on top:

    سأل رجل مهموم حكيم
    أيها الحكيم لقد أتيتك وما لي حيلة مما أنا فيه من الهم؟
    فقال الحكيم :سأسألك سؤالين وأُريد إجابتهما
    فقال الرجل: اسأل.
    فقال الحكيم: أجئت إلى هذه الدنيا ومعك تلك المشاكل؟
    قال: لا!
    فقال الحكيم: هل ستترك الدنيا وتأخذ معك المشاكل؟
    قال:لا!
    فقال الحكيم: أمر لم تأتِ به، ولن يذهب معك .الأجدر ألا يأخذ منك كل هذا الهم !فكن صبوراً على أمر الدنيا
    وليكن نظرك إلى السماء أطول من نظرك إلى الأرض يكن لك ما أردت
    _

    روي عن الإمام مالك أنه كان يقول: “لا تنظروا في ذنوب الناس كأنكم أرباب وانظروا إلى ذنوبكم كأنكم عبيد فإرحموا أهل البلاء وإحمدوا الله على العافية وإياك أن تقول : هذا من أهل النار وهذا من أهل الجنة لا تتكبر على أهل المعصية بل أدع الله لهم بالهداية والرشاد

  5. Sat. March 30, 2013

    BROTHERS: Two vacant rooms available ASAP in furnished 3-bedroom apartment next to FAJR (RENT is 800 EGP)

    Aasalamu Aalaykum

    *Feel free to forward to others*

    I have been living in this apartment since January 2012. It’s clean and right beside Fajr Center (Nasr City). One roommate went back to France today, and the other moved to Akhir Metro. To see the apartment/rooms, please contact me. JazakAllahu Khair. Contact: 01156878942 or junaidmujahid@hotmail.com

    ***DETAILS***

    1. Rent per room: 800 EGP
    2. Contract: 4 months
    3. Two full bathrooms
    4. Fully furnished
    5. *One room has A/C, the other does not.
    The room without A/C will be exempt from paying the electricity bill.
    6. Washing Machine, Fridge, Stove, etc…

    ***Others Costs***

    -Bawaab fee (doorman) – 33 EGP per month
    -Electricity ~ 40 EGP month
    -Deposit – 800 EGP (you will get this back inshAllah, the landlord is fairly reasonable and just)

    Contact: 01156878942 or junaidmujahid@hotmail.com

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