Photo: Sana'a, Yemen, in 1901 documented by Hermann Burchardt.
A disciple should always be extremely aware of his shortcomings towards his Lord. When these shortcomings bring him sadness and his heart breaks, let him know that God is with him, for He says, Transcendent is He: 'I am with those whose hearts break for My sake'.
'Counsels of Religion'
By Imam Al-Haddad (Author)
Thorough and enlightening, this account examines the religious practices of Islam. From discourses on reciting the Qur'an and abiding by the five pillars of Islam--profession of faith, prayers, fasting, giving of alms, and pilgrimage--to the role of taqwa--or God fearing--in attaining a good ending to life, this comprehensive guide touches upon many essential aspects of Islam. Additional chapters cover "Ruinous Things," such as arrogance, resentful envy, and avarice, as well as "Saving Things," including repentance, sincerity, reflection, and short hopes.