The example of the world is like that of a snake which is soft in touch but whose poison is fatal. Therefore, keep yourself aloof from whatever appears good to you because of its short stay with you. Do not worry for it because of your conviction that it will leave you and that its circumstances are vicissitudes. When you feel most attracted towards it, shun it most, because whenever someone is assured of happiness in it, it throws him into danger; or when he feels secure in it, the world alters his security into fear.
To Amr bin A'as You have surely made your religion subservient to the worldly seekings of a man whose misguidance is not a concealed affair and whose veil has ...Learn More
To Muawiya bin Abi Sufian I have received from you the packet of unconnected advices and embellished letter. You have written it because of your misguidance, and despatched it because ...Learn More
Given to one of his officers whom he sent for the collection of zakat and charities. I order him to fear Allah in his secret matters and hidden actions, where ...Learn More
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