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INNA LILLAH

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Simple Wisdom I P.18   

It often happens in this world that man loses something or suffers some calamity. On such occasions, Islam teaches us to willingly resign ourselves to our misfortune, taking that to be God’s decree. On all such occasions the sufferer should utter the words: ‘Inna lillah wa inna ilayhi raji'un’ which means ‘We belong to God and to Him we shall return.’ (2:156)

NO END OF OPPORTUNITIES

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Simple Wisdom I P.34

Abdur Rahman ibn Muawiya ibn Hisham (113-172 A.H.), an Umayyad prince, having shown early signs of talent and intelligence, was given royal training and a superb education to groom him, right from early childhood, for his future role of Caliph.

THE MATTER OF LIFE

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Simple Wisdom I P.28

All the things in the market are available on payment of a necessary price. The principle of the market, to be precise, is: ‘you receive as much as you give, neither more nor less.’ This principle is true for the entire human life as well. Someone has aptly said: ‘Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.’

If you are a well-wisher of others, others will also respond in the same way. If you talk to others gently, others too will return gentle words. If you honour others, they too will honour you.