A Pearl of Wisdom from Ṣāliḥ b. Janāḥ al-Lakhmī
Ṣāliḥ b. Janāḥ once said to his son:
يا بني إذا مر بك يوم وليلة قد سلم فيها دينك وجسمك ومالك وعيالك فأكثر الشكر لله تعالى..فكم من مسلوب دينه..ومنزوع ملكه..ومهتوك ستره..ومقصوم ظهره في ذلك اليوم..وأنت في عافية..
“O my son! When a day passes by in which your religion, body, wealth, and family are safe, you must thank Allāh abundantly. How many people have lost their religion, forfeited their property, had their matter exposed, and were crushed because of it today? While you are safe and healthy.”
(Tārīkh Dimashq, 23:325)