…By Allaah, had they known the ugliness of my inner self,
Whoever met me would have refused to greet me
And they would have shunned me and be disgusted with my friendship
And I would have drawn on myself disgrace after honour
But You covered my faults and defects,
And You bore my sin and my tyranny
So all Praise is to You, and all commendations
With my thoughts, my limbs and my tongue…

Nuniyyah al-Qahtani

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Do not let your love be obsessive and do not let your hatred be destructive. When you love, do not go to a level of obsession as a child does with the thing he loves, and when you hate, do not hate in such a way that you want your opponent to be destroyed and doomed.

‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (Radiallahu anhu)

[Narrated by ‘Abd ar-Razzaaq in al-Musannaf, 20269]

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