Life’s Diary (Episode nine)
Lack of contentment in one’s life is a path to unhappiness. The problem people do have is the looking up to those who are above them, which gives birth to ungrateful seeds. In fact, true richness is contentment in the heart.
The best way to be elated, delighted and grateful in this life is to be looking up to those who are below to your status. By that you will be overwhelming with happiness, and as well be thankful to your Lord. which is fuel to rekindle more blessings for you.
Allah said, be grateful to Me and I will do the same to you and increase your wealth. And you can never be grateful to Him when you are not contented with what He endowed upon you. No matter how little it may be before you, thank Him, and get more.
The contentment is not guaging by your wealth or property, but rather with your heart’s satisfaction. Abu Hurayrah(RA) reported that the Messenger peace be upon him said, “Wealth is not the abundance of [material] possessions; wealth is self-contentment.
He, peace be upon him also said, “Wealth is in the heart and poverty is in the heart. Whoever is wealthy in his heart will not be harmed no matter what happens in the world. Whoever is impoverished in his heart will not be satisfied no matter how much he has in the world. Verily, he will only be harmed by the greed of his own soul.” So amazing.
Ibn al-Qayyim reported: Ibrahim ibn Shayban, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Dignity is in humility, honor is in righteousness, and freedom is in contentment.”
Imam Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him said, whoever is contented with what he had, he and the king are the same.
Be contented with what you have, keep writing your diary with gold pen, be it comes for the trip of no return.
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