I sought for light of the heart and found it in contemplation and crying.
And let my gratitude for what You have taken away from me be more abundant than my gratitude for what You have given me.
If the service to a mother equals the quantity of the particles of sand in the desert and the drops of rain on earth, it will not repay for a single day that she kept you in her womb.
Verily Allah has recorded the good deeds and the evil deeds.Whosoever intends to do a good deed but does not do it, Allah records it with Himself as a complete good deed; but if he intends it and does it, Allah records it with Himself as ten good deeds, up to seven hundred times, or more than that. But if he intends to do an evil deed and does not do it, Allah records it with Himself as a complete good deed; but if he intends it and does it, Allah records it down as one single evil deed.
Prophet Muhammad (sawa)
Al-Bukhari & Muslim
It is reported that Abu ‘Abdullah [Imam Al-Sadiq (‘a)] said that Jesus (‘a) said, “The affairs of this world and those of the other world have gotten hard. But the affairs of this world are hard because there is nothing of this world at which you may grasp that some sinner has not grabbed first, while the affairs of the other world are hard because you do not find helpers to help you toward it.
Jesus (‘a) said: “How can someone benefit himself while he trades himself for all that is in this world, then he abandons that which he has traded as inheritance to others and destroys himself. But blessed is the man who purifies himself and prefers his soul to everything of this world.
He who has two shirts should wear one and should give the other to his brother to wear.
Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Makarim al-Akhlaq, v. 2, p. 380, no. 2661
Banu Umayyah (the Umayyads) have a fixed period wherein they are having their way. But when differences arise amongst them, even if the hyena attacks, it will overpower them.
I used to think that the ruler oppresses the people, but now the people oppress the ruler!