8. Do not be greedy
Do not be greedy, o’ love,
To lengthen the day that appears perfect,
Nor should you in misery
Hasten a day that appears black.
To lengthen the happy day... because we should not be deceived by this world's apparent and often momentary joy, only for our joy to turn bitter in our mouth by the happenstances of fate and destiny.
To shorten a black day... because we should not despair of God and His complete love for us. For who knows what may happen in the next moment, for our sorrow and sadness to suddenly turn to happiness by the churning of fate in the Hand of He that Loves us in the most utter and complete sense of the word.
Alhamdulillah, thank you for blessing my almanac with your visit.
Have a sweet Sabbath, sunshine.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way