Sunday, March 11, 2012
“You Can Be The Happiest Woman...
“You Can Be The Happiest Woman In The World”
by Sheikh A’id al-Qarni
With your beauty, you are better than the sun;
with your morals you are more sublime than musk;
with your modesty you are nobler than the full moon;
with your compassion you are more beneficial than rain.
So, preserve your beauty with faith,
your tranquility with contentment,
your chastity with hijab.
Clothe yourself with the garments of taqwa (piety)
for you are the most beautiful woman in the world,
even if your clothes are shabby.
Clothe yourself with cloak of modesty,
for you are the most beautiful woman in the world
even if you are barefoot.
that your adornment is not gold, silver or diamond,
rather, it is two rak'ahs at Fajr,
going thirsty when you fast for Allah,
concealed charity which no one knows except Him,
hot tears that wash away sin,
a lengthy prostration born of utter submission to Allah,
shyness before Allah
when the inclination to do evil overwhelms you.
O' sincere Muslim,
O' believing woman who constantly turns to Allah, the Exalted,
be like the palm tree and rise above evil and harm;
if a stone is thrown at the palm tree,
it lets its fruit drop (and does not retaliate).
It remains green summer and winter, and gives many benefits.
Do not lower yourself to the level of trivial matters,
and rise above all.