When I returned from Hajj in 2015, a brother said "but....why are you still like this na? People who go Hajj often begin to have better life when they return". I laughed it off. In his mind, nothing changed for me because I didn't already have a car or started living big😃😃😂😂
But for me, there are favours and blessings that are greater than material things. Big cars, big houses and big clothes aren't necessarily proofs of a good life. Don't be deceived. Your prayers might be answered without you having lots of money. Allah knows what's next and when
When you supplicate, you have handed over your affairs to Him. You don't look at people and lament that you aren't better. Everyday and every time, I always know that I am better than some pple (in terms of living) and others are better than me. Don't let anyone tell you that
God isn't blessing you or that your prayers aren't answered. They are not your God. Not wailing over what you don't have doesn't mean that you aren't ambitious. You are blessed. If you don't see any other, you can at least read this tweet. Think about those who are blind and
incapacitated one way or the other. Life isn't a bed of 🌹. Walk, work and hope but please, be patient. You can't have it all at once. Some will be lucky, others won't but we are all blessed in different ways. Embrace your blessings and show gratitude. Tomorrow will be better IA.

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It is narrated on the authority of Amir al-Mu'minin (Leader of the Believers), Abu Hafs 'Umar bin al-Khattab (RA), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAAS), say:
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