Read somewhere that we should always lower our expectation. Most people will not agree with this but not me. Why is that? Let me explain this based on my experience…
I have put money into a bond which will make me entitled to monthly prize draw. At first I was so excited and always dreaming that I could get some of the prizes. Time flies and nothing happened. Then suddenly out of the blue I have won a small prize. I was so excited with it and feel so grateful to Allah. I praised Allah for this unexpected prize.
A few months later, I won the same prize but I can feel that my grateful feeling was not as strong as before. I started to hope and dream that I will get that grand prize.
And the third time I won it (same small prize), instead of being grateful to Allah, I was kind of disappointed that I did not win a much better prize.
So now you can see how important it is to always lower your expectation so that you will always be grateful on ALL gifts given by Allah.
I have made this mistake before and I hope that Allah will forgive me for this. Oh Allah, please make me be one of your grateful servants.
ALLAH ONLY GIVES WHAT U NEED AND NOT WHAT U WANT!!!
A bad conduct only spoils a good deed just as vinegar spoils honey (Usul Al-Kafi, Vol. 2, p. 32).
Do not be misled into thinking that a great deal of knowledge without correcting and cultivating one’s conduct can be of any use.
Cultivating manners/ethics is the key to everything good, the source of everything beautiful, the one which brings about every fruit, the basis of any objective. Look how even the unbelievers are rewarded on account of their good manners…
The above are some of the interesting quotes taken from chapter 1 of ‘the lantern of the path to Allah almighty’
Oh Almighty God, please make me a person who put 100% dependent on your wise and just will. Please remove any doubt from my heart on this.
Oh Almighty God, please make me a person who accepts ALL and EVERYTHING that you have decided for me in this life and in the hereafter.
Notes to self: The above are extremely difficult to do but still we can and we should hope for
Have you audited yourselves recently? Do u know your weaknesses? Do you realise that most of the time, others failed to see the real you? Why is this happening? Some people intentionally hide their true inner beings and some do not.
I am a little bit of both. I know this is not good but we are living in the world full of hypocrites. I hope with God’s help I can change to be a real genuine person which is true to myself. What you see is what you get!!
At last, I have the courage to start my own blog. It is my intention to write whatever it is that I like to share with the world as honest as I can using my own words.
I hope my writing/thoughts will not be misinterpreted by anyone.