Always be ready to see this world as a bridge to the light of what we are looking for. This world is a place where we as Muslims are going to build a spiritual bridge. This spiritual bridge will lead to paradise which is a place where God’s mercy shines.
Humiliation is something we should never fall into. Humiliation is not what makes you lose or fail when you try to win the good. Rather, humiliation is when you choose to be humiliated with your own will, while God wants you to strive for honor and dignity with your faith and your actions.
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم: الدُّنْيَا سِجْنُ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَجَنَّةُ الْكَافِرِ
God’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: The world is a prison for a believer and Paradise for a non-believer.
الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا صلاةَ لِمَن لا زكاةَ لَهُ ، ولا زكاةَ لِمَن لا وَرَعَ لَهُ
Imam Al-Sadiq (as) said, ‘The prayer of one who does not give the alms-tax is void, and the alms-tax of the impious is void.’
[Mishkat al-Anwar, no. 46]
الإمامُ الرِّضا (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا حُبِسَتِ الزَّكاةُ ماتَتِ المَواشِي
Imam Ar-Ridha’ (as) said, ‘When the alms-tax is not paid, livestock die as a result.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 73, p. 373, no. 8]