Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Always keep the fear of God in your heart. This will bring you closer to Him. Fear of
people is drives us away from them, but fear of God brings us closer to Him. Just as
only the thirsty know the true value of thirst, only the dead know the true value of
life. Similarly, the value of friendship can be gauged through trust and reliance, so maintain these things in all your relations, whether they are family or friends.
Value your speech above gold and silver, for a person’s tongue is the cause of his
rise or fall.
The body’s nourishment is found in feeding itself; the soul's nourishment is found in
Always remain humble, low and down to earth because it is a great form of
supplication. Our spiritual Master Ali (May God be pleased with Him) says that, “The wisest person is the one who advises others never to give up faith and hope in the Almighty.”
The ailment that afflicts our hearts, souls, and inner selves is greater than any physical
illness. Keep them pure and clean, and always be concerned about their health. The
body can be cleaned with water but the inner self can only be purified through the tears
shed in the remembrance of God. Ignorance is cleansed through the truth whilst
the soul is purified by love. The vision of the eye is limited, but the vision of the
heart is not bound by time or space. This is why, you must try to use the vision of
the heart and pay due attention towards it.
Try and maintain silence lest you are asked to speak. This will always be better than
speaking so much that people request you to remain quiet. No doubt the person
who talks less is wise and knowing.
Continue to beautify your inner self with God's will, God Almighty will make your
outward being beautiful as well.
Mention not your wealth before the poor, nor your power before the weak, nor
your health before the sick. The greatest and most beautiful of your secrets is your
intention. Therefore, always keep it pure, clean and virtuous as it is a veil
between you and God. Unveiling it to others will be of no benefit because those
who favor you do not need it and those who do not will not believe it.
Try and teach your children with love. Do not expect that they will behave like you
as there is a big gap between the time of your birth and theirs. First try and
understand their perspective and then preach to them.
May the Almighty grant us the strength to think and the ability to act (Amen).
Murshid Waqar Faiz
--Notes are taken from Murshid’s Message- March 2, 2017