Be In This World Like A Bee

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمة الله said: “Be in this worldly life like a bee, when it eats, it eats what is pure (i.e. nectar); when it feeds, it feeds what is pure (i.e. honey). And when it lands on something, it does not break it nor cause it ruin.”

Narrated Abu Hurayra رضي الله عنه :

Allah’s Messenger SAW said, “The example of a believer is that of a fresh green plant the leaves of which move in whatever direction the wind forces them to move and when the wind becomes still, it stands straight. Such is the similitude of the believer: He is disturbed by calamities (but is like the fresh plant he regains his normal state soon). And the example of a disbeliever is that of a pine tree (which remains) hard and straight till Allah cuts it down when He will.”

(Şahih al-Bukhārī 7466)

Source: Timeless Seeds of Advice by B. B. Abdulla


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