Everything can be bought from people except for acceptance, because acceptance is gifted, not earned.

كل شيء يُمكن أن يُشترى من الناس إلا القبول، لأن القبول يُوْهَب لا يُكْسَب

Sh Tarefe


“A friend will not (literally) share your struggles, an a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf…so look after yourself, protect it, nurture it…and don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth…Be certain that when you break no one will heal you except you, and when you are defeated no one will give you victory except your determination…your ability to stand up again and carry on is your responsibility…Do not look for your self worth in the eyes of people; look for your worth from within your conscience…if your conscience is at peace then you will ascend high…and if you truly know yourself then what is said about you won’t harm you.

Do not carry the worries of this life… because this is for Allah…and do not carry the worries of sustenance because it is from Allah…and do not carry the anxiety for the future because it is in the Hands of Allah…

Carry one thing: How to Please Allah. Because if you please Him, He Pleases you, fulfills you and enriches you. Do not weep from a life that made your heart weep…just say “oh Allah compensate me with good in this life and the hereafter”.
Sadness departs with a sajdah…happiness comes with a sincere du’a…Allah Does Not forget the good you do…nor Do He Forget the good you did to others and the pain you relieved them from…Nor Will He Forget the eye which was about to cry but you made it laugh…

Live your life with this principle: Be good even if you don’t receive good…not because of other’s sake but because Allah Loves the good doers”.

Ibn Qayyim


Allah does not change the condition of people unless they themselves change. Thus, He sends down afflictions or blessings when their causes become prevalent among them:

{ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ }
“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” [Al-Raʿd 13:11]

لا يُغيّر الله أحوال الناس إلا إذا تغيّروا، فيُنزل البلاء والنّعم إذا توفرت فيهم أسبابها (إن الله لا يغير ما بقوم حتى يغيروا ما بأنفسهم)

Sh Tarefe

Know your creator.

People are willing to overlook your entire track record of goodness due to one mistake that you end it with ..

Whilst Allah is willing to overlook your entire track record of mistakes due to a single act of repentance that you end it with ..

So, who is worthier of your time and attention?

Ali Hammuda