Thursday, January 25, 2007

La Tahzan

I would like to make a special tribute in the loving memory of Professor Syed Hussein Al-Attas who have returned to Allah's SWT abode on Thursday, 25/1/07. May Allah bless him for all his contributions to the society and may he be placed among the pious and the Syuhadah. Amin.
Anyway...i was browsing thru friendster and i found a blog which posted an excerpt of the book titled 'La Tahzan'(don't be sad) by Dr 'Aidh Al Qarni. Much love to the owner of the blog and mad props to Dr 'Aidh. So here it goes:

If you are stricken by poverty, others are chained in debt.
If you don't have shoes, others have no feet.
If you feel pain now, others have been aching for years.
If your son dies, other have lost many.

If you have sinned, then repent.
If you have committed a mistake, correct it.
The doors of repentance are ever open!
The fountain of forgiveness is every rich!
So, don't be sad!

Let all bygones be bygones!
What is predestined for you, you shall see it!
Being sad will not change anything!
So don't be sad!

Sadness spoils your life!
Destroys your happiness!
And turns it into wretchedness!
So don't be sad!

Supplication is your shield!
Prayer is your beacon!
Prostration is your means!
So don't be sad!

See how vast is the earth!
How nice are the gardens and forests!
How bright are the stars!
All are happy, but you are sad!
So, don't be sad!

You have sweet water to drink!
Fresh air to breathe!
Feet to walk with!
You sleep safely in your bed!
So, why be sad?

Every cloud has a silver lining!
After long nights, come the bright sun!
Life will soon give you a smile!
So be ready to get it!

And don't be sad!
Real life is that spent in happiness!
So cross out you sad days from your age!
Peace of mind is the real treasure!
Sorrow avails not!
So don't be sad!

Dr 'Aidh Al Qarni

till we meet again...

Respect till Infinity

Zul Pujangga

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