Principles of Life

THINKING OF THE CONSEQUENCES

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principles of Life

A man came before Prophet Mohammad and asked him for some advice. “Will you heed the advice?” the Prophet asked him. The man said that he would. The Prophet said to him: “When you decide on some action, think of its consequences. If they are good, go ahead with it: and if they are bad, refrain from it.” (Al-Zuhd wa al-Raqā’iq by Ibn al-Mubārak, Hadith No. 41)

LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES

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Adam, the first man, had two sons, one of whom killed the other in anger while quarrelling. This was the first incident of the killing of a man in the human existence and the murderer had no idea of what should be done with the dead body of his brother.

Then God sent a raven, which scratched the earth, so that He might show him how to hide the corpse of his brother. ‘Alas!’ he cried, ‘Am I not able even to be like this raven, so that I may hide the corpse of my brother?’ And he repented. (The Quran, 5:31).