I stumbled across this little note that I left for myself about 2 years ago in my sketchbook for a future reminder.
SubhanAllah, it could not have reached me at a better time than now, Alhamdulillah. ❤️
“What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips.
What ever is meant for you will be coming your way, while you are led and directed toward it.
As for that which is not meant for you, you will be deflected from it as it is turned aside from you.
Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee”
– Umar bin al Khattab (RA)
I do not like this world except for three things: the place where my forehead touches the ground in prostration, the places where people gather for knowledge, where they seek good words as they would choose the best dates from the dish, and striving in Allah’s way.
Do not let your love be obsessive and do not let your hatred be destructive. When you love, do not go to a level of obsession as a child does with the things he loves, and when you hate, do not hate in such way that you want your opponent to be destroyed and doomed.
Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (radiallahu’anhu) [Narrated by Abd ar-Razzaq in al-Musannaf, 20]
Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who doesn’t fear Allah. Do not befriend the corrupt, as he will teach you his corruption, and do not reveal your secrets to him, and only consult those who fear Allah, the Exalted.
Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin of Ibn Qudamah, p.132.