Assalammualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
Always something new to learn and practice
The power of giving and gratitudes
A beautiful exchange between two special lovers of Allah (swt):
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq asked the famous saint Shaqiq al-Balkhi about the affairs of his people.
Shaqiq al-Balkhi replied, 'They are well. When they receive from the blessings of Allah (swt), they are thankful. And when they are tested with difficulty, they bear patiently.'
Imam Jafar frowned, replying 'Such is
the state of dogs.'
And he continued, '
The state of true believers is that when they are showered with Allah's blessings, they give. And when they are tested, they are thankful.'
Interesting reminder for all of us
May Allah grant us the Night of Power (Laylah al-Qadr)
All praise be to Allah, Lord of the universe