What Have you Done to Islam?

 Al-Hassan Al-Bassry said, “Islam will come on the Day of Judgment as if it is a human being, then it will look at everybody’s face and say: “O Allah, this man has granted me victory, but that man has let me down….” and so on. Till it comes to Omar Ibnul-Khattab, then Islam takes the hand of Omar and raises it and says, ” O Allah, I was stranger on earth till this man adopted Islam” !!!

Translated by: Noha Diab

Four and Four

A wise man said, “Four things are good, but other four are better:

Shyness is good when shown by men, but it is better when shown by women.

Justice is good when adopted by everyone, but it is better when adopted by judges and rulers.

Repentance of an old man is good, but it is better from a young one.

Generosity is good by the rich, but it is better by the poor.                            

                                                                    

Translated by: Amany Elmorshidy  

How Many Friends Have you Got?

Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (RA) was asked, ‘How many friends have you got?” He replied, “I do not know right now because life has not turned its back on me yet, and all people are my friends. I can only know my true friends when life turns its back on me. That is because the best friends are those who come to support you when life turns its back on you.”

Translated by:Amany Elmorshidy

Edited by: Amany Al-Sayyed