1: Live within the parameters of your day. Tomorrow is yet to be born.
“In the morning, do not expect to live until the evening, and in the evening, do not expect to live until the morning.”
2: If your heart is struggling to rest, find it within Allah’s remembrance.
“Is it not with the remembrance of Allah that hearts find rest?” (Al-Qur’an, 13:28)
3: Your growth is in feedback, even if it’s bitter. Don’t allow it to break you.
“A Muslim has six rights towards other Muslims” (one of which was) “when he asks you for advice, you offer him advice” (Muslim)
4: If you’re loved, you will be trialled.
“The enormous reward comes with the enormous trials, and when Allah loves a people, He tests them” (At-Tirmidhi)
5: Don’t wait for people to offer you thanks
“We feed you for the sake of Allah, we do not want from you any reward of gratitude” (Al-Qur’an, 76:9)
6: The majority of what people fear never ends up happening
“That is only Satan who frightens [you] of his supporters..”
7: Never forget that Allah’s forgiveness is far greater than your sins.
“Your Lord is vast in forgiveness..” (Al-Qur’an, 53:32)
8: If you’re a believer, then it’s always a win-win for you
“How strange is the matter of the believer. Every matter of his ends up being good for him” (Muslim)
9: Your Rizq/ provisions are not in the hands of people.
“And in the heaven is your provision, and that which you are promised.” (Al-Qur’an, 51:22)
10: Constant productivity is a priceless potion. Free time is your worst enemy.
“So when you have finished your duties, devout yourself for worship” (Al-Qur’an, Surah 94, Ayah 7)
11: Resentment harms you more than it harms the person you resent.
“O Allah [..] draw out malice from my heart” (At-Tirmithi)
12: Belief in Allah and the doing of good deeds are the cornerstones of happiness.
“Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life” (Al-Qur’an, 16:97)
You aren’t expected to memorise them, but minimally keep them within reach.
We need them several times a day.