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In this lecture, Ustadh Mahmud goes through these sayings from Munabbihat, the counsels of five.

Counsel 1:
Those who do the following five things will be successful both in this world and the Next.
(1) They do Zikr (remembrance) of “La ilaha illa Allah Muhammadur- Rasulullah (there is no god but Allah
and Muhammad is His Messenger).” 

(2) They supplicate “inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji‘un (Surely we all came from Allah and unto Him shall be
our return)” and “La hawla wala quwwata illa billahil ‘ali al- ‘azim (There is no power or might except in
Allah, the All-Knowing, the Great)” when faced with hardship. 

(3) They thank Allah by saying, “Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Alamin (Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds)”
whenever they are granted a favour. 

(4) They invoke Allah by saying, “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the
Merciful)” when they begin to do anything. 

(5) They entreat Allah by saying “Astagfirullah al- ‘azim wa a-tubu ilayh (I seek forgiveness from Allah,
the Great and I repent to you)” whenever they commit a sin.
– ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-‘As (r.a)

Counsel 2:
These five sentences are found in the Towrah (Torah):
(1) Richness in the heart is in being content with what you have (qana’ah)
(2) Safety is in seclusion
(3) Dignity is in subduing lust
(4) Fortune (from good works) is in long life
(5) Patience is for short duration
– Hassan al- Basri

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