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Unformatted text preview: as happened. The intelligent person is the one who readjusts himself in accordance with his situation, however it may be, seeing as he is not able to change it for the better. One of my friends was supervising the construction of a mosque and during the process, its funds became restricted. So he went with his friends to some businessmen to ask for a donation. When they visited one such man, the man opened the door for them, sat with them for a while, and gave them whatever he could. He then took some medicine out of his pocket to consume. One of those who were present said to him, "I hope everything is fine and this is nothing serious!" He replied, "No. These are sleeping pills. For ten years I have not been able to sleep without them." They prayed for him and left. On their way home they came across excavations and road works on the exit of the city, along with which there was an extremely loud and noisy electricity generator.The strange thing though was that the man guarding the generator was a poor
345 If what you desire does not happen, then desire that which does 51 worker who was lying down asleep on pieces of newspaper. Yes, live your life as there is no time to grieve. Deal with what you have in front of you. Once, the Prophet went out with his Companions on an expedition where their food supply became scarce and they became tired. He ordered them to gather whatever food they had, and laid down his cloak. A man would come with a date or two, or a piece of bread and leave it on the cloak. When all the food was collected on the cloak, they enjoyably ate. Perhaps none of them ate his fill, but at least they staved their hunger. One can only be generous with what he actually has. A general view... Not everything a man desires he achieves. Often the winds blow in unfavourable directions for the ships. 346 (52) We can disagree and still be brothers! It is mentioned that ash-Shafi'i may Allah have mercy on him debated a scholar over a complex legal issu...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12