Qaasim al-Joo’ee said:
"I advise you with five matters:
1. When you are treated unjustly, do not behave unjustly.
2. when you are praised do not become happy.
3. when you are criticised, do not become upset.
4. when you are not believed, do not become angry.
5. If the people act deceitfully towards you, do not act deceitfully towards them.”
I hope you have the courage to pursue someone who is worth pursuing, and not someone who is convenient. Convenience is impatience disguised as your desires, you are worth more than what time has told you, you are worthy of finding someone who will wait for you; don’t settle for what is easy, settle for what is good.
Ada empat macam manusia. Pertama, orang yang tahu dan tahu bahwa dia tahu. Orang seperti ini disebut alim (berpengetahuan), maka ikutilah. Kedua, orang yang tahu dan tidak tahu bahwa dia tahu. Orang seperti ini sedang tidur, maka bangunkanlah. Ketiga, orang yang tidak tahu dan tahu bahwa dia tidak tahu. Orang seperti ini adalah orang yang minta petunjuk, maka tunjukilah. Keempat, orang yang tidak tahu dan tidak tahu bahwa dia tidak tahu. Orang seperti ini disebut bodoh, maka cegahlah.
So understand by reflection, that every single heart in all created things has feelings, desires and inclinations. It has the desire to love, to gain good and beneficial things for itself, it can feel fear and terror, and it can also surrender and become submissive. Thus, when its feelings, desires and inclinations are all directed to and for Allaah, then it is a heart that truly worships, submits and surrenders to Allaah alone. Therefore, it has khawf (fear) of only Allaah; it has rajaa (hope) in Allaah’s Mercy; it has mahabbah (love) for Allaah and whatever Allaah loves; and it has istislaam (submits and surrenders) to only Allaah. However, when these feelings, desires and inclinations are directed to other than Allaah, then it is a heart that is enslaved and worships that object which has captured and enslaved it.
Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen (رحمه الله) on the Heart
Shaykh ’Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
“The heart is a vessel, when it is filled with something no space for anything else remains [in it], so when it is filled with the love of this world it becomes preoccupied with that instead of the love of Allaah عزوجل and His Messenger ﷺ and [thus] a person becomes such that he has no interest except to gain [more and more].”
[From Sharh Bulugh al-Maraam, vol. 9, p. 366, Via Giftsofknowledge Blog]
People forget they have a grave to go to and a Rabb to answer.