“Three things, if you do them, your life will change.” Dr. ‘Amir Wardani

Asalamu alaykum,

Dr. ‘Amir Wardani is the head of the fatwa training program here at the Egyptian Fatwa House. Today, in our class on “The Genius of Fatwa” he mentioned a million amazing things. However, this one, although simple in nature, motivated me to post it here.

“If you brothers do three things, inshallah, your lives will change and you will accomplish your goals. Just remember the word فرق Farq.

  1. Fa is for فرصة “opportunity” Grab it, when it jumps in front of you.
  2. Ra is for رغبة “Hope based on hard work” This speaks for itself.
  3. Qaf is for قدرة “Strength” Meaning, your ambitions will not arrive without hard work.”

Simple and straight to the point, I found this advice telling and hope I can live up to it.



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  1. Moaz says:



    May allah give the ones whom do not have the opportunity, grant and guide them to this opportunity. May Allah Give the Mu’minin the رغبة. And I ask Allah to give us all Strength to stand straight, firm, and steadfast. I ask Allah to keep our deen stable and strong. And I ask Allah to keep us among the Muslims, and give us Guidence. Verilty our lord is Allah. Whome is the All knower and the All Hearer.

    بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم
    الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين
    الرَّحْمـنِ الرَّحِيم
    مَـالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّين
    إِيَّاك نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِين
    اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ
    صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين

    In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
    Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds:
    The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful:
    Owner of the Day of Judgement.
    Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) was ask for help.
    Show us the straight path:
    The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.


  2. ALi says:

    Jazak Allah Khayrun for your words of wisdom sheik

  3. Amatullah says:

    Jazaakum Allahu khayran Imam Suhaib for sharing that lesson with us. Simple yet concise.

  4. **** says:

    This sums up beautifully what i’ve been trying to explain to some students. Can I use this and qoute you?


  5. Very good stuff, we need to encourage more of all 3 qualities among ourselves.


  6. Yusuf says:

    Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullah

    #2 (Optimism) and #3 (Hard Work) are cherished in most cultures.

    The challenge is #1: Opportunity.

    Opportunities are abound just about everywhere, but the ability to notice an opportunity and then capitalize on it is “Taufeeq” from Allah alone.

  7. UK Resident says:

    Jazak Allah khayr Brother Suhaib I really appreciate the time you spend sharing great knowledge with us. I found this post really uplifting and motivating.

    InshAllah I will do my best to live up to it too.

    Fi Amanillah

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