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« Reply #75 on: Mar 11, 2009 09:14 PM »

"The most preferable adornment is graceful manners and the height of intelligence is associating with people amicably"

Imam Hasan (Grandson of the Holy Prophet)

"...Surely my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds..." (Qur'an, 6:162)
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« Reply #76 on: Mar 12, 2009 09:08 PM »

"The nucleus of the universe is 'the family circle'. It is the only remaining hope for the survival of our Ummah. If the values nourished in the family circle are destroyed, then everything will be destroyed."

(Amr Khaled)

"...Surely my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds..." (Qur'an, 6:162)
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« Reply #77 on: Mar 13, 2009 02:31 PM »

Worship is like a work of art mastered only by the sincere, the learned scholars who practice what they know, who live and walk among people like everyone else, but in their hearts they seek freedom in the serenity of the wilderness. Because of this yearning they continue to grow until their spirits soar and become united with the numinous. About such God says, "Indeed they are the finest of human beings, cherished by us."

-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #78 on: Mar 13, 2009 02:33 PM »

There have always been, and there will always be, men of God.

-Kharaqani in Attar: Tadhkirat

From "The Wisdom of Sufism," compiled by Leonard Lewisohn. (c) 2001.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #79 on: Mar 13, 2009 02:38 PM »

Seek what you wish from God, not from men.
Be satisfied in joy; there is honor therein.
On friends and relatives be not a burden.
Rich is he who hopes from God, not from men.


-Al-Ghazzali, "Ihya Ulum Id-Din"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #80 on: Mar 16, 2009 02:29 AM »

Even before accomplishing enlightenment a person knows that everything attests to the existence of God. But these virtuous feelings of innocence disappear as he begins to mingle with corrupt society, because worldly affairs hinder him from swimming in the vast ocean of insight.

-Al-Ghazzali, "Ihya Ulum Id-Din"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #81 on: Mar 19, 2009 06:40 PM »

Since I understood four things, I have discarded all other knowledge. First, that my daily sustenance has already been apportioned to me and will neither increase nor decrease by my futile efforts, so I strive to increase it no more. Second, I alone and no one else can atone from my sins, so I devote myself to the Lord. Third, I know that I will never be able to escape death, which is in our pursuit, so I have prepared myself to meet him. Fourth, I know that God is observing me; therefore I refrain from doing what I must not do.

-Hatim al-Asamm, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #82 on: Mar 24, 2009 10:44 PM »

Some people asked a Sufi master, "Which is better, courage or generosity?" The Sufi master replied, "Those who are generous have no need for courage."

-Sadi, "Gulistan"

From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #83 on: Mar 24, 2009 10:57 PM »

Lord, forgive us our transgressions.
Help us remain steadfast.
We seek Your support against the transgressors.


-From the prayer book "Al-Hizbul-A'zam"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #84 on: Mar 28, 2009 07:33 PM »

I never hear the call of prayer without remembering the trumpet blare on the Day of Resurrection. I never see the snow without remembering the fluttering scrolls of deeds being handed out. I never see a swarm of locusts without remembering the assembly on the Day of Judgment.

-Rabia, "Rabi'a the Mystic"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #85 on: Mar 28, 2009 07:42 PM »

Lord, bless us with amiable companions and children that may be a source of delight to our eyes. Allow us to be of the devout.

-From the prayer book "Al-Hizbul-A'zam"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #86 on: Mar 31, 2009 07:04 PM »

She heard a voice in her ears: 'Be careful, lest you want me to fulfill your material desires, and take away your desire for me. Material desires and the desire for me cannot exist within the same heart.'

-Attar, "Rabi'a"

From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #87 on: Mar 31, 2009 07:09 PM »

True ecstasy is passive: it overwhelms the heart without any intention or deliberate effort. It is the fruit of spiritual devotion and worship. The deeper is your devotion to God, and the more intense is your worship, the more likely you are to receive ecstasy from God. In a state of ecstasy the heart is lost to God.

-Qushayri, "Risalah"

From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #88 on: Apr 06, 2009 01:27 PM »

Anger that has no limit, causes terror. Kindness that is inappropriate, does away with respect. So do not be so severe with others, as to terrify them; and do not be so lenient with others, as to make them take advantage of you.

-Sadi: Gulistan 8

Reprinted from "366 Readings from Islam," with permission of John Hunt Publishing, Ltd., United Kingdom.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #89 on: Apr 10, 2009 07:29 AM »

Do not seek sustenance from people. God is the real Provider. If He wills a certain person to be the means of your livelihood, do not consider that person to be in control of your destiny. Have faith and be certain in the knowledge that your daily bread does not depend upon any mortal, but upon God who created all.

-Al-Hajwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #90 on: Apr 19, 2009 05:23 AM »

Since man is made of clay, he can never be completely pure. Since clay is basically foul, how can humans escape their basic nature? Purity does not lie in rituals, nor can human nature be changed by effort. Those who love God and remain conscious only of their Beloved attain purity.

-Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al Mahjub"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #91 on: Apr 19, 2009 05:25 AM »

Friendship takes many years to establish; so do not fall out with a friend over a single disagreement.

-Sadi, "Gulistan"

From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #92 on: Apr 26, 2009 03:30 AM »

Do not seek sustenance from people. God is the real Provider. If He wills a certain person to be the means of your livelihood, do not consider that person to be in control of your destiny. Have faith and be certain in the knowledge that your daily bread does not depend upon any mortal, but upon God who created all.

-Al-Hajwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #93 on: Apr 26, 2009 03:32 AM »

A person once asked the Prophet Muhammad to pray for him. So the Prophet implored, "O Allah, kindle within his heart the light of faith, and afford him with the courage to avert earthly wiles and submit himself before Your will." When a person turns away from the world, he adheres to God, and God lavishes incredible bounty on him.

-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999.

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #94 on: Apr 26, 2009 03:46 AM »

If you persevere in adversity and depend on God, then know that He will remove your afflictions and bestow vast blessings upon you. For in His Book God promises, "Those who depend upon Allah, Allah...

- Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #95 on: Sep 01, 2009 10:23 AM »

Indeed the whole world is imagination. Only He is the real in Reality. Whoever understands this knows the secrets of the spiritual path.

- Ibn 'Arabi, "Masters of the Path"


The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #96 on: Sep 29, 2009 01:17 PM »

Worship is like a work of art mastered only by the sincere, the learned scholars who practice what they know, who live and walk among people like everyone else, but in their hearts they seek freedom in the serenity of the wilderness. Because of this yearning they continue to grow until their spirits soar and become united with the numinous. About such God says, "Indeed they are the finest of human beings, cherished by us."

- Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #97 on: Apr 11, 2010 09:33 PM »

"In the end, it is a matter of hearts. The heart that is alive has a sense of eternity, and knows that the infinite is greater than the finite. The heart that is dead follows the trends of the trend makers because it has turned its back on the Divine and forgotten endless time."

[Shaykh Nuh Keller]

"...Surely my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds..." (Qur'an, 6:162)
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« Reply #98 on: Jul 25, 2011 10:06 PM »

Prayer is an instrument through which novices find their path to God. Thus ablution symbolizes repentance; the Qibla*, a spiritual guide; standing in prayer becomes self-mortification; the recitation of the Qur’an, inner meditation; bowing the head, humility; prostration, self-knowledge; profession of faith, intimacy; and salutation becomes detachment from the world and bondage of stations.


*Qibla: The point toward which Muslims turn to pray, which is the Ka'ba, or house of God, in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

-Al-Hujwiri, “The Kashf al-Mahjub”

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira
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« Reply #99 on: Nov 14, 2012 05:32 PM »

"If you are looking for the ideal woman, make sure you are the ideal man!”

— Boonaa Mohammed

"...Surely my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds..." (Qur'an, 6:162)
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