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true believer should rely on patience

March 13, 2008

He who acts without knowledge causes more corruption than good, and he who does not consider his speech to be part of his actions sins repeatedly. Satisfaction is scarce, and the true believer should rely on patience. Allah never bestowed a blessing upon one of His servants and then took it away from him, giving him patience in return for that which was taken away, except that the replacement was better than what was taken away from him.”

Then he recited the following verse:

“Surely the patient will be paid their wages in full without reckoning.” [39:10]

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Contempating death…

March 13, 2008

`Umar bin `Abd al-`Aziz said:

” whoever contemplates death frequently speaks little, while he who knows that death is certain is satisfied with a little.”