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Can you picture yourself walking without feet?
Should you take it lightly that you should slumber soundly while misery hinders the sleep of many?
Should you forget that you you fill yourself with both delicious dishes and cool water while the pleasure of good food and drink is impossible for some, due to sickness and disease?
Consider the faculties of hearing and seeing with which you have been endowed. Look at your healthy skin and be grateful that you have been saved from the diseases that attack it. Reflect on your powers of reasoning and remember those that suffer mental ailments.
(‘Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni)
Seest thou not how Allah sets forth a parable? A goodly word like a goodly tree whose root is firmly fixed and its branches (reach) to the heavens. It brings forth its fruit at all times by the leave of its Lord. So Allah sets forth parables for men in order that they may receive admonition. (Al Qur’an 14: 24-25)
The goodly tree is known for:
1. It’s beauty; it gives pleasure to all
2. It’s stability; it remains firm and unshaken in storms, because its roots are firmly fixed in the earth
3. It’s its wide compass; its branches reach high, it catches all the sunshine from heaven, gives shade to countless birds in its branches and to men and animals beneath it
4. It’s abundant fruit, which it yields at all times. So is the Good Word. It is as beautiful as it is true. It abides in all the changes and chances of this life, and even beyond; it is never shaken by sorrow or what seems to us calamity; its roots are deep down in the bed-rock facts of life (A. Yusuf Ali Qur’an translation).
This blog is intended to be a goodly word, please visit about.
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