Imam Afroz Ali speaks about the importance of service in the religion of Islam. He stresses the importance of knowing our deen, as ‘Knowledge comes before action’. It is our manifested responsibility is to be people of Khidma (service). SO, it is the human being who can and should be the ‘distribution agency’ of Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He. This lecture was given during the SeekersHub Global, Sa’ada & Radical Middle Way UK Tour – Knowledge Without Barriers – in June, 2013.
A poor man becomes rich, the moment that he discovers the treasure hidden in his heart. You do not have to look far to find your fortune, it lies in waiting beneath the exterior that you show to the world.
Deep within you is the answer to all of your dreams, if you just look within and stop looking everywhere but yourself for the answer to happiness.
Yes it is that simple, it only takes a change in attitude a dropping of all the barriers that keep you far from love. That is all you need to do.
Drop the ego, it has not served you well has it, be as humble as the beggar, be happy for small mercies, stop looking for the next fix through material gain. Happiness is not found in the bottom of a wine glass, neither is it found in following all your wants and desires. It is found when you are happy to simply be you.
When you are content with yourself, the whole world joins together in your happiness. The sun will rise giving you a big wink for understanding the simplicity of living.
Dean Martin used to sing a song called Dreamer With A Penny, the words go like this.
“I’d rather be a dreamer with a penny Than a rich man with a worried mind Here I am with wealth untold The moonlight is my silver the sunshine is my gold”
It is that simple, the only thing holding you back is you. It does not matter how much money you have or do not have, success is a mental state of being.
Words By Leon Brown