Ibn Umar Radiyallahu Anhu saw a man carrying his mother on his shoulders and roaming her round the Ka’abah.
The man said: “O Ibn Umar, do you think I have paid back my debt to her?”
Ibn Umar replied: ” Your effort is not equal to a single one of her labor pains. Nonetheless you are doing well and Allah will give you a great reward for the little you are doing. “
[Al Kaba’ar, The Chief Sins, Ad Dhahabi, 8th Major Sin, p. 38]
Wicked man and donkey: The problem with giving in to the urge to please everybody.
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to…
It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today. But there will be dark days ahead of us too.There will be days where you feel all alone. And that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets or how lost you feel you must promise me that you will hold on to hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope. People need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live?
This speech is so important
Alexandra Adornetto, Halo