We ask Allah from His mercy to make people at the heart of Lost Ideas Lab, follow these core personal values … He is the relenting, the Merciful.
I saw every beloved one [and/or object] get separated from their lovers in the time of death, so I turned away my ardor from what won’t separate from me but will affiliate me by the time of my loneliness and that’s [acts of] the good (benevolence)
I saw a group of people show great joy in being of a noble descent another in their wealth and children, but these are not honor, I saw the greatest honor in His word that „Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct.“ So I endeavor to be honorable in front of Him (in His perspective).
I saw the amusement (pastime) of people and their delight, and I heard His word „But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust, Lo! the Garden will be his home.“ so I endeavor to turn amusement (pastime) from myself away so that I become steadily in obedience of Allah High Exalted [above (all) that they ascribe (unto Him)]
I saw everyone who finds something honorable in their opinion, endeavor in saving it and I heard His word „Who is he that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, that He may double it for him and his may be a rich reward?“ So I love the double and I didn’t saw myself more protecting than what is on His side, so all the thing that I found honorable in my opinion, turned myself by them towards him, may they be a fund for me by the time of my need for it.
I saw the envier of some people of some other one of them in livelihood (means of living) and I heard his word „We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labour from others; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than (the wealth) that they amass.“ So I didn’t envy anyone and didn’t regret what I missed [form the livelihood in this world].
I saw the enmity of some towards others in this world and the feuds which is their hearts and I heard His word „Lo! the devil is an enemy for you, so treat him as an enemy.“ So I got busy with the enmity in despite of enmity towards anyone other than him.
I saw the drudgery of people and their diligent in demanding livelihood (means of living) and I heard his word „I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me. I seek no livelihood from them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me. Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lord of unbreakable might.“ so I knew that His promise is honest, so I settle [my desires] with His promise and accede to His word and got busy with that from Him which is by me, instead of that which from me is by Him1.
I saw a group put their trust in the state of health of their bodies and a group [put their trust in] their money (wealth) and a group [put their trust in] creatures the same as them and I heard His word „And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, Allah will appoint a way out for him, And will provide for him from (a quarter) whence he hath no expectation. And whosoever putteth his trust in Allah, He will suffice him.“ so I abate my trust in anyone than Him