Do not worry about your wealth that is stored in
vaults. Unless you have faith in Allah, your high castles and your green
gardens will only bring you worry, grief, and hopelessness.
Do not be sad: even the diagnosis of the doctor and
his medicine cannot make you happy if you have allowed sadness to dwell in your
heart, letting it permeate your emotions and your existence.
Do not be sad: you have the ability to supplicate to
Allah and thus excel at humbling yourself at the doorstep of the King of kings.
You have the blessed last third of the night to invoke Allah and to rub your
head upon the ground in prostration.
Do not be sad: Allah has created for you the earth and
what is in it. He has caused gardens of beauty to grow, filling them with many kinds
of plants and flowers in pairs, both male and female. And He has made tall palm
trees, shining stars, forests, rivers and streams ---- yet you are sad!
Do not be sad: you drink water that is pure, you
breathe fresh air, you walk upon your two feet in health, and you sleep the
evenings in peace.