Posted by a sister Zakia jubo:
I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Muslim duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.
A scholar (Wahb ibn Munabbib) was once asked,
"Is not Laa ilaha illa Allah the key to the Garden (Paradise)?"
His answer: Yes, indeed.
However, every key must have teeth to be able to open the door. Among these teeth are:
a tongue free of lying and backbiting
a humble heart free...