AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif : An Afghan woman walks in the courtyard of Hazrat-e Ali shrine, or ‘Blue Mosque’ in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif on April 17, 2014. The mosque, whose origins date back to the 12th century BC, includes gardens with places for residents to sit or walk around. AFP PHOTO / FARSHAD USYAN
Hate no one, no matter how much they’ve wronged you, Live humbly, no matter how wealthy you become, Think positively, no matter how hard life is, Give much, even if you’ve been given little, Keep in touch with the ones who have forgotten you, and forgive who has wronged you, And do not stop praying for the best for those you love.
Somebody asked Hazrat Ali what the difference is between a brother and a friend. He said “a brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond.” So the man asked why are you giving more value to the friend, a diamond is worth more? Imam replied “If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before.