Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Have courage

When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill

When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh

When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt

And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit.

Allah tests those whom He loves


Mujtaba Ali said...

Hazrat Thanvi:

A bondsman (of Allah) should build up courage and make effort, Allah Ta’aala will ensure the persons success. When a father sees his child walking ten steps and falling, then due to mercy and compassion he assists the child and takes him into his lap. Just as the father desires the child to make an effort to walk, in the same way Allah wishes to see our effort. But sad to say, we are not prepared to move from our positions. (We are not prepared to make any effort). Nothing is impossible for a person with courage. Courage is cultivated by staying in the company of a Kaamil (an experienced spiritual guide) or by communicating with him.

Malfzuat-e-Hakeem ul Ummah
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Ahmad said...

Jazakallah for sharing that beautifl teaching of Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi.