Words Of Wisdom By Imam Shafie Rohimahullah.
A Contented Life
Let the days pass as they will
Be content with Allah’s will.
Do not regret what this day’s cast,
For this world’s pains for sure won’t last.
Be a man against fears strong,
Be kind and loyal, all life long.
If in folk’s eyes your faults abound,
And you wish that they be gowned:
Then shelter seek beneath kind acts,
For kindness well all blame retracts.
From enemies hide your weakness
For gloating foes do bring distress.
From misers never seek favor:
In fire there is no water.
Patience won’t reduce income,
Nor fretfulness increase the sum.
Neither pain nor joy shall last,
Nor poverty, nor riches vast.
But if your heart is satisfied
Then you do own the whole world wide.
A man on whom his fate alights
No depths shall save, nor any heights.
Allah’s earth is wide, but know,
That destiny makes it narrow.
Face each day on even keel.
There’s no balm from death can heal.
O Lord, Grant us the serenity to accept things we cannot change; the courage to change the things we can; and the wisdom to know the difference. for certainly You are the all Knowing, the most Wise. we are only hoping for Your mercy and compassion, it is only to You that we complain of our weaknesses, our shame; our wrongs, be it open or secret; O Lord, Let not our hearts deviate from the Truth. Aid us for certainly only You are the aider; Give us success for only from You comes success; Forgive us for only You are the forgiver; and Bless us O You who bestows blessing, and we ask of You for sustenance, for certainly You are the Giver. O Lord, Grant us the remembrance to remember always; lest we forget.