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Inspirational Lines from ‘Enjoy Your Life’ by Dr.Al-‘Arifi

These are some inspirational and beautiful lines that I extracted from one of my favourite books, ‘Enjoy Your Life’. ( I tried to make them more attractive through these background images. They deserve to be adorned!


Success is not to discover what others like, it is to acquire and practice the skills that help one gain their love.


When you climb a mountain, look to the top and not to the rocks that surround you. Make sure of where step you as you climb, and do not leap in case you loose your footing.


Your skill of dealing with others determine how they deal with you.


The hero is the one who goes beyond his skills, until he becomes able to improve, and perhaps even alter, the skills of others.

Do not earn wealth and lose people, for earning people is a way to earning wealth.


Instead of cursing the darkness, try to fix the lamp.


Treat people humanely. irrespective of their appearance, wealth and status.


Our ability to capture people’s hearts and win their love brings great happiness in life.


Do not think that people are of similar nature. Rather, they differ tremendously.


Talk about what others like to hear, not what you like to relate.

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The first meeting imprints 70% of the impression that one has of a person on his mind. Thus, one should treat a person as if it is the first and last time he will ever meet him.


Knowing the personality of the one you are dealing with helps you earn his love.


Every man has a key to his heart and knowing his personality assists in identifying the right key to open it.


We deal with hearts not bodies.


You are not alone! Display your emotions. Be frank, “I love you. I was delighted to see you. You are precious to me.”


If you were ever forced to comment on something bad such as dirt on garment, or a bad odour, then do so tactfully . Be clever and kind while doing so.


Struggling against yourself to free yourself interfering in others’ affairs is exhausting in the beginning, but easy at the end.


If you’ve had to face someone who interferes with  matters that do not concern him, then be better than him. Try to seek the best exit from the situation without hurting him.


Gentleness beautifies everything. Harshness disfigures.


Life is all about give and take, so give more than you take.

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Posted by on December 9, 2012 in Inspiration


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Enjoy Your Life

Book Name: Enjoy Your Life

Compiled by: Dr. Muhammad ‘ Abd Al Rahman Al-Arifi

Translated by: Saleem Beg

Edited by: Nasim Chowdhry

Publisher: Darrussalam

Reviewed by: Fakiha Hassan Rizvi

Muslims should come up with answers like this in response to anti-Islam films! – Fakiha

About Dr. Arifi

Dr. Al-‘Arifi is a well known scholar & lecturer from Saudia Arabia. He is from the famous Arab tribe known as Banu Khalid (Banu Makhzum) – it goes without mentioning that Banu Khalid are the descendents of the famous soldeir, Mujahid & Companion of the Prophet, Khalid bin Al-Walid – may Allah be pleased with him.
Dr. Al-‘Arifi was born in the year 1970. He graduated from Saudi universities where he acquired his PhD. The title of his PhD research thesis was “Ara’ Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya fi al-Sufiyya – Jam’ wa Dirasah” (The View of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya on Sufism – a Compilation & Study).

In today’s fast paced world, there comes a point when we need to communicate with ourselves. We ask questions that are too complex to be shared. The chase takes us through fissures and canopies of the world. Man strives to hunt for for all the ways that can engender contentment and make his existence a source of peace for himself. I picked up this book without taking into account my religious leanings. Yes! Let me be honest. The title ‘Enjoy Your Life’ enticed my soul, grabbed my attention within seconds and from that day there I don’t miss reading it!

What is it about?

It’s a well-researched account that provides empirical and rational substitutes to self-development and the art interaction. This factor alone outweighs it from other books penned down by authors like Carnegie. The author’s main objective is to inculcate the best possible skills of interpersonal communication that are directly related with our peace of mind. A balance between worldly happiness without a compromise on your moral standards. The journey that will guard you against the harm that you are likely to inflict upon yourselves, Enjoy Your Life is by far the best narration (I have read) of ‘how to be socially acceptable’. 100 simple lessons with their utility and underlying philosophy. That’s it! Download and read:

Some of my personal favourite quotations from the book are as follows:

A hero is one who goes beyond his ability to improve his skills, until he becomes able to improve, and perhaps even alter the skills of others.

With gentleness and interpersonal skills we can achieve our objectives

Our ability to capture people’s hearts and win their love brings us great happiness in life.

We deal with hearts not bodies.

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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Book Review, Reviews


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