In the Name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : خالِطوا النّاسَ مُخالَطَةً إن مِتُّم مَعَها بَكَوا عَلَيكُم ، وإن عِشتُم (غِبتُم) حَنُّوا إلَيكُم

Imam Ali (ع) said, ‘Mingle amongst people in such a way that when you die they should weep for you, and when you are alive, they should long for you.’ [Nahjul Balaghah, Saying 10]

Always remember to live as a role model among people. The human being who lives in darkness, longs for a company of individuals who spread light of goodness like burning lanterns.  Live among people in such a way that they would cry rivers to get you back if you left this material world.  Work for God and contribute to society in such a way that people would realize your spiritual dimension if you had left the material dimension of this world.


People are so heedless today that they do not realize the value of a good human being until his soul continues its journey to God. It is important that the soul performs the deeds for the sake of God.  The soul will automatically live in the hearts of goodness and purity, if the actions of the soul are performed with sincerity.


Live among people and leave a trace of goodness in such a way where humanity always would long to be around your soul.  Leave a legacy of goodness. We as Muslims should reflect upon leaving behind a legacy of goodness, knowledge and wisdom. One should leave behind a memory that God will preserve forever.  God preserves the good forever and the evil does not stay long. Think about the consequences of goodness and evil. Do you want to be an everlasting good example or a temporary existence that lived and left like you have never lived on earth?

Peace and Blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Holy Progeny (as)

| Amir Zabidi

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