Written by Mariam Habib
To my own nafs I say,
Give from what Allah has blessed you with
Convince your stubborn self and Allah will be pleased with you
What more do we need if He is happy with us
What you give is what stays with you in the eternal life
And what you spend for your own desires disappears as soon as it is used
What you have is not yours, it is truly from Allah and He can take it back at anytime
You might be an answer to a desperate prayer
Made by one who is in need
You will be asked, o nafs, what have you done with every single thing you were blessed with
So give and give only seeking the pleasure of Allah.
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Thank you, Mariam for sharing a very beautifully written valuable lesson.