Islamic Mantra for self improvement, by Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (as)
Helpful for anyone who is Muslim or not… I find this a wonderful Islamic saying/mantra to think on before we let bad emotions take control of us and lead us into sin or regret. Reading it a few times might help you in understanding the beauty and helpfulness of the saying, especially in times of anger or difficult decision making. It is said by one of the twelve Imams, Jafar Al Sadeq (as).
“Neither the possessor of haughtiness aims to good praise, nor does the deceiver to much truthfulness, nor does the Impolite (person) to honor, nor does the miser to linking blood relatives, nor does he who scorn men to sincere affection, nor does he who has little knowledge at jurisprudence to judgment, nor does the backbiter to safety, nor does the envious to the ease of the heart, nor does he who punishes (people) for the small mistake to correctness, nor does he who has little experience and is self- conceited to leadership. ”
The sayings and Hadith of the Imam’s and prophet’s (peace and blessings to them all) are great and useful in guiding man towards patience, forgives and improves behavior and mannerism. They can also help with how we handle our every day interactions with family and other social institutions and relations outside the home.
I hope you have found this useful – IranianHiker