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  • It is as easy for the Lord of Glory to create a spring as it is to create a flower

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  • Everything was determined by qadar (destiny). If you feel content with what you have, you will live easily.

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  • This world is a guesthouse. Man will stay here for a short time and he is a guest with a lot of duties; in his short life, he is obliged to obtain the materials necessary for the eternal lif

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  • Man did not come to this world in order to live in fine manner and pass his life in ease and pleasure. Rather, possessing vast capital, he came here to work and do trade for an eternal, everlasting life

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  • Oh man! You do not own yourself. Rather, you are totally owned by One whose power is infinite, an All-Compassionate One of Glory whose mercy is infinite. Therefore, do not trouble yourself by shouldering the burden of your life. For it is He who grants

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  • In a brief life, it is not reasonable to destroy eternal, everlasting life and eternal happiness for a little bit of pleasure. (The Letters)

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  • As time passes, the Qur’an doesn’t get old; as a matter of fact, the Qur’an gets even younger

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  • Alas! We have been deceived. We supposed the life of this world to be constant, and so have lost everything. Yes, this passing life is but a sleep; it passes like a dream. This frail life flies like the wind, and departs.

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  • O my soul! Know that yesterday has left you, and as for tomorrow, you have nothing to prove that it will be yours. In which case, know that your true life is the present day.

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  • Time has shown that Paradise is not cheap, and neither is Hell unnecessary

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CRY NOT OUT MISFORTUNE!”

Cry not out at misfortune, O wretch, come, trust in Allah! For know that crying out compounds the misfortune and is a great error.

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Find misfortune's Sender, and know it is a gift within gift, and pleasure.

So leave crying out and offer thanks; like the nightingale, smile through your tears!

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If you find Him not, know the world is all pain within pain, transience and loss.

So why lament at a small misfortune while upon you is a worldful of woe?

Come trust in Allah!

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Trust in Allah! Laugh in misfortune's face; it too will laugh.

As it laughs, it will diminish; it will be changed and transformed.

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Know, O arrogant one, happiness in this world is in abandoning it.

To know Allah is enough. Abandon the world; all things will be for you.

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To be arrogant is total loss; whatever you do, all things will be against you.

So both of the states demand abandoning the world here.

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Abandoning the world is to regard it as Allah's property, with His permission,

in His Name...

If you want to do trade, it is in making this fleeting life eternal.

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If you seek yourself, it is both rotten and without foundation.

If you seek the world outside, the stamp of ephemerality is upon it.

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Source: The Second Station of the 17th Word,1

1 The pieces in this Second Station resemble poetry, but they are not poetry. They rather took on that form to a degree due to the perfect order of the truths they express. That means there is no value in taking it; the goods in this market are all rotten. So pass on... the sound goods are all lined up beyond it.



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