Mutarrif ibn ‘Abdullah said,
"The worst journey is the Haqhaqah." Haqhaqah is a journey wherein
the traveler is rash and hurried, exhausting both himself and his mount. ln a
hadith, the Messenger of Allah (bpuh) said that the worst leaders are the ones that
are too severe with those who are under their authority.
Keep in mind that generosity
comes between extravagance and meanness, and that courage comes between
cowardliness and recklessness. A smile is between a frown and a laugh. Patience
is between hardiness and squeamishness. Extravagance has a remedy: it is to put
out a part of the flame. Meanwhile, the cure for negligence is to whip oneself
into shape by developing a stronger level of determination.
(Guide us to the Straight
Way. The Way of those on whom you have bestowed Your Grace, not [the way] of
those who earned Your Auger [such as the Jews], nor of those who went astray (such
as the Christians).) (Qur’an I: 6-7)