My parents instilled into me
to live simple, be truthful,
honest, loyal, and
stand against injustice.
Don’t snatch someone’s piece of bread or right,
respect people not because of their personal or
political status or power but
because Allah/God loves them,
spend time with powerless and poor people,
love them as dearly as you love your parents,
pay the same amount of respect to the laborers
for they shed sweat for the comfort of you and others.
Help others if you can but don’t judge,
honour every religion,
love others without expectations –
never disappoint if someone trusts you;
don’t misuse your power,
don’t use it for cruelty.
Act for a good cause but don’t be unfair,
never do something to please someone
but please Him who watches upon you
every single minute – even when
no one else can see you.
Don’t be scared of someone
but only scared of Him
who has created you and others,
other creatures and the entire planet.
Don’t interfere in someone’s personal issues,
instead offer your wise advice if you have any
and dismantle the bridge of hatred and separation.
Don’t harm someone’s good reputation
if they have indeed, and praise someone’s
good deeds to encourage them share more;
build these three buildings in your heart:
The Temple for kindness and compassion,
The Church for justice and humanity,
The Majid for love and mercy.
Following these principles made the life
much easier for me and you can try too!
With Much Love and God Bless You ….!
By: Abdul Samad Haidari.