Because I tuned out all the outside noise, I now only hear the sound of my heart’s voice.

~ King Abu

If you acquire wealth to be lavish, you will soon realize it will all vanish. However, if you serve humanity with your wealth, God will bless you with a peaceful health.

~ King Abu

Courage is when you’ve been burnt and broken but still find the strength to pursue love. Courage is when you’ve been betrayed but still find the strength to trust again.

~ King Abu

If there is an exception to every rule, is the exception an anomaly, or is it a rule in of it itself?

~ King Abu

The essence of existence is persistence. Because when you show persistent resistance against Satan’s constant insistence, God will certainly provide the Divine assistance. So, my friend, infuriate him with defiance, and show the world the power of God’s reliance.

~ King Abu

Love is humble. Love doesn’t keep a score. Love doesn’t exploit weakness. Love is not defensive. Love is nourishing. Love celebrates strengths. Love doesn’t use, abuse, or manipulate. Love gives handsomely, while taking demurely. Love does not hinder growth. Love is peaceful. LOVE IS LOVE.

~ King Abu

Marriage is the University of Humility.

~ King Abu

Parenting is the path to selflessness.

~ King Abu

The path from impossible to possible starts with you, my friend. What do you think impossible begins with?

~ King Abu

You must do what is required in order to gain what is desired.

~ King Abu

If you acquire wealth to be lavish, you will soon realize it will all vanish. However, if you serve humanity with your wealth, you will soon realize God will bless you with a peaceful health.

~ King Abu

What is the purpose of living life if the life you are living doesn’t have a purpose?

~ King Abu

Some people are allergic to logic

~ King Abu

Being simple is very peaceful.

~ King Abu

Knowledge without action is just information. But when coupled with action, now, that’s growth and transformation.

~ King Abu

Isn’t it a sad irony that we should be called humans yet lack humanity?

~ King Abu

The bridge between the past and the future is the present. But if your past is your present, are you building a future?

~ King Abu

If you could be anywhere in the world by yourself, who would you want to be with? Then, BE that person. BE that someone you want to have in your life. YOU ARE that person!

~ King Abu

Do your best, and leave to God the rest.

~ King Abu

There’s nothing more liberating than finally finding your true self after you buried it beneath the needs of everyone else.

~ King Abu

Some people aren't loyal to you. They are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty. Be wise about the people you let in your circle.

~ King Abu

Some people enter your life to be a chapter in your story, while others become the focus of your story’s glory.

~ King Abu

Be the reason why people smile. Don’t hesitate to go the extra mile. Always do what is right; never lie or beguile. Deal with people with fairness, kindness, and with humility. And if you do that, then, God will grant you peace and prosperity.

~ King Abu

Life is simple; just be kind to people.

~ King Abu

Healing is a process. It takes time, patience, and prayer. It requires everything from you: your thoughts, energy, time & focus. Be kind to yourself. Or else, your own mind will let you fall into an abyss of darkness. Pray much. That’s your source of serenity. That’s how you heal.

~ King Abu

At the end of the day, life is a beautiful journey of ups and downs. Neither the ups nor the downs matter. The only outcome that matters is the self-growth, maturation, and character development of the individual.

~ King Abu

Don't let anything or anyone blur your vision; and certainly, don't let them stand in the way of your mission.

~ King Abu

Making enemies is worse than not having friends.

~ King Abu

Because I tuned out all the outside noise, I now only hear the sound of my heart’s voice.

~ King Abu

Ali’s voice is the sound which reverberates the message of the noble Quran.

~ King Abu

My fellow Shias! Hasan and Husain are the two eyes of Fatima, two peas in a pod. One was not braver than the other. Hasan gave away his liver; Husain gave away his head. And if the roles were reversed, I swear neither would hesitate. There’s no Husain without Hasan nor Hasan without Husain.

~ King Abu

The path to prosperity is paved with adversity.

~ King Abu

With the wrong person, you will mean nothing to them, even if you have everything. But with the right person, you will be everything to them even when you have nothing.

~ King Abu

Satan doesn’t care about your family, friends, or wealth. Satan only cares to seize your mind because when he does, you become his slave.

~ King Abu

Not reading the noble Quran daily - not even for a minute - is like an asthmatic person who smokes. You destroy your lungs. Similarly, when you don’t read the Quran daily, you ruin your soul and cheat your own self of the joy and peace Allah promised as per verse (13:28).

~ King Abu

They said to me, “You are a traitor because you became a Shia and turned your back on your country.” I replied to them, “No, my fellow Somalis. You turned your back on your Prophet. Your loyalty is with your country; my loyalty is with Muhammad an-Nabi.

~ King Abu

The more you fear making mistakes, the longer your dreams you'll procrastinate.

~ King Abu

There’s a reason it is called forGIVE. It is to give, not to take. Forgiveness is for you, not for them. It is to give to yourself, not take from them.

~ King Abu

If you want to know the secrets of the heart, ask the eyes.

~ King Abu

The presence of pain doesn’t denote the absence of happiness.

~ King Abu

Become the man you needed in your life when you were a young boy.

~ King Abu

If the destination is certainty, then asking is the journey.

~ King Abu

There's never a wrong time to do the right thing.

~ King Abu

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