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seekshidayath
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Topic: Don't be Sad
    Posted: 18 May 2008 at 6:39pm
 As'Salamu Alaikum,
 
Here is a beautiful poem.
 
Sheikh `Aíid Al-Qarni gives us this advice in his famous book Donít Be Sad.

Read it and donít be sad!

If you are stricken by poverty, others are chained in debt.
If you donít have shoes, others have no feet.
If you feel pain now, others have been aching for years.
If your son dies, other have lost many.

If you have sinned, then repent.
If you have committed a mistake, correct it.
The doors of repentance are ever open!
The fountain of forgiveness is every rich!
So, donít be sad!

Let all bygones be bygones!
What is predestined for you, you shall see it!
Being sad will not change anything!
So donít be sad!

Sadness spoils your life!
Destroys your happiness!
And turns it into wretchedness!
So donít be sad!

Supplication is your shield!
Prayer is your beacon!
Prostration is your means!

So donít be sad!

See how vast is the earth!
How nice are the gardens and forests!
How bright are the stars!
All are happy, but you are sad!
So, donít be sad!

You have sweet water to drink!
Fresh air to breathe!
Feet to walk with!
You sleep safely in your bed!
So, why be sad?

Every cloud has a silver lining!
After long nights, come the bright sun!
Life will soon give you a smile!
So be ready to get it!

And donít be sad!
Real life is that spent in happiness!
So cross out you sad days from your age!
Peace of mind is the real treasure!
Sorrow avails not!
So donít be sad

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: ďAll the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote stellaf Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2009 at 10:48pm
Hi,

I am Stella Fernandis and I really like the above poem.  I really like the theme of this poem. Don't be sad. I think life is very small and everyone should be happy.

Stella




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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 17 January 2009 at 6:42pm
Hi
 
Welcome to boards of discussions of Islamicity Smile. Wish you to stay active here.
 
Thanks for the response Stella. You can read this book as well. I hope you will like this too
 
 
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: ďAll the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote Hunter Replybullet Posted: 18 January 2009 at 1:51am
Assalamu alaikum  Hello Stellaf and welcome to IC. I hope you find everything you're looking for here, Inshallah. Hello Seekshidayath my friend. I also loved this poem for the truth it contains; happiness and contentment are less a matter of acquiring or having what you're looking for externally, and more a matter of finding them within yourself. It took me a long time to figure this out. I thought happiness would follow when I found the right woman, the right job, moved to the right place, ect., and it never happened. It wasn't until I became content with exactely where I was and with who I was that I began to be happy. Now, rather than try to adjust circumstances or change things to suit me, I try to adjust myself and adapt to the circumstances I find myself in. I'm much happier for it. I'm far from perfect and don't always have such a positive outlook, but tonight I'm feeling particularly grateful for what I do have in my life. Gratitude, I've found through personal experience, is one of the keys to unlocking happiness within yourself. Thanks for the read-- Hunter
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 20 January 2009 at 6:05pm
As Salamu Alaikum
 
Thanks for your response Hunter. I liked these lines of yours very much - Now, rather than try to adjust circumstances or change things to suit me, I try to adjust myself and adapt to the circumstances I find myself in. I'm much happier for it. I'm far from perfect and don't always have such a positive outlook, but tonight I'm feeling particularly grateful for what I do have in my life. Gratitude, I've found through personal experience, is one of the keys to unlocking happiness within yourself
 
May we  always be amongst thise who  express gratitude to the Almighty for His favours over us. Ameen
 
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: ďAll the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote sarah8676 Replybullet Posted: 21 January 2009 at 3:12am
As Salamu Alaikum ...

hi all....
i'm just joining in...
hope i could gain some valuable knowledge here..
insyaAllah...
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Quote Hunter Replybullet Posted: 21 January 2009 at 11:32pm
As Salamu alaikum  Hello Sarah and welcome to IC. I hope you enjoy your time here and I'll be looking forward to reading your posts. I also came here to learn, and I haven't been dissapointed. You'll learn plenty if you stick around and talk with people like my friend Seeks Smile Take care-- Hunter
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