An intelligent beggar always keeps his begging bowl empty for he does not know when that moment will arrive that the gaze of a generous man will happen to fall on his begging bowl, and the man’s generosity will surely fill up that bowl.

Likewise, we too should realise that we are all beggars seeking the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala. It should never happen that Allah Ta‘ala focuses His mercy towards us but at that moment our hearts are soaked in some sinful pleasure, thus depriving ourselves of Allah Ta‘ala’s mercy.

Let us always keep our hearts ready to receive the mercy of our Merciful Allah.