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Author Topic: Hikma Reflections  (Read 18824 times)
nuh
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« on: Mar 25, 2008 09:12 PM »


Our Quran is the masterplan by which the world is correctly ordered. Everything that exists can be understood within a Quranic worldview.

Even more: In any one concept of Quran you can find the entire world.
nuh
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2008 02:02 AM »

Our deen penetrates and is absorbed by all things, because it is essence of all that is. There is no place where it does not apply, no darkness it does not illuminate, nothing it cannot bring alive. Nothing will bounce it back and say, “Islam is too holy to belong here.”
nuh
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2008 01:06 AM »

Go out on a bright morning and see the sun reflected in the water of a sea. Then see the very same sun reflected in a lake, in a pond, in every single drop of water.

The same essential light is reflected within each person who studies Islam, from a small child to a great sheikh.
nuh
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2008 02:06 AM »

Where is the Quran? Does it reside in the heavens with Allah (swt)? Or in a book on the shelves of the masjid? Or with the sheikhs and muftis?

It lives in the heart of each believer who learns it, in the voice of the one who recites it and in the life of the one who lives it.

That heart, that voice, that life --that, too, is the word of Allah (swt).
nuh
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2008 09:18 PM »

There is no truth about Allah (swt).
Allah (swt) is Truth.

There is no one who learns Truth.
The believer becomes Truth.

There is no need to search for Truth.
You have inherited it and it is within you.

You need only learn peace
to fully grasp your inheritance.
nuh
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 31, 2008 12:08 AM »

People think the Quran is all about religious laws and social customs and antiquated stories, with a mystical side as well.

In truth, the Quran is entirely sacred. But when a believer cannot perceive the sacred, all you see are religious laws and antiquated stories.
nuh
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 01, 2008 01:50 AM »

You cannot separate the sacred from the mundane. Each thing has the essence of Al-Khaaliq, and they act as one. Neither can contravene the other, and in each the other can be found.
nuh
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 01, 2008 10:12 PM »

If you want to understand the very essence of something, first approach it with the mind of a child.

Ask the guileless and youthful questions and make things clear and simple. Through that lucidity, you will perceive the essence.
nuh
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 03, 2008 05:59 PM »

Wonder never ceases in the mind of the believer.

At every moment it views with awe the wonder of everything in this dunya renewed by Al-Musawwir, and asks, "Why is His creation such as it is?"
nuh
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 04, 2008 07:54 PM »

A person who has all the answers is less than an ignoramus.

A simple believer at least asks a question.
nuh
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 14, 2008 04:03 PM »

The restless child is far closer to hikma than the complacent one -as an bull is more powerful than a calf. He only needs a sheikh who can show him how to use his strength and bring much good to this dunya.
nuh
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 16, 2008 02:31 AM »

To question is part of our deen.
nuh
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 12, 2008 05:46 PM »

On the straight path you don't get all the answers at once.

First you must tackle the simple truths of our deen. Then later you must wrestle more abstract truths --some that may seem to conflict with all you previously learned. Then, from that confusion, emerges the beauty of Islam.

The light behind you, the light before you and An-Noor --the One who guides.
nuh
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 20, 2008 12:08 PM »

Allahu alam.

Our prayer-filled actions are but catalysts to change the world.

In everything you do, consider that with one small act of kindness you may forever change this dunya-- and Allah knows best.
nuh
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 21, 2008 03:57 PM »

All created things have limits, even darkness.

The Quran tells us:
"And the Night as it dissipates;
And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness"
[/i] (81.17,18)

nuh
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 23, 2008 04:57 PM »

Hikma is not merely taking in more and more knowledge. Hikma is the gift of learning what is beyond the subjective self. No matter how high a pinnacle you may reach, there is always another mountaintop above.

But you can only reach that pinnacle once you realize you are still in the valley.
nuh
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 24, 2008 06:40 PM »

Some believers ask themselves:

"Why must I study and learn Islam?
Is it's truth not already within me?"

The truth of Islam is locked within you, deep in sleep.
It is awakened and freed by the truth that comes from the external.
nuh
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 27, 2008 12:09 AM »

In this dunya humanity proclaims, "When you go to work, leave your Islam at home. Don't bother us with your religion, your morality, your quest of truth... That's all nice, but this is work. This is the real world."

Remember-- There is only one world, and it belongs to Allah (swt).
nuh
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 27, 2008 06:07 PM »

A quality of awareness, consciousness & innocence may be necessary to the believer's survival.
nuh
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 29, 2008 11:06 PM »

Many believers see themselves as the 'center of the universe'. It is because Al-Khaaliq has placed into each and every person a sacred nafs by which the believer may come to know the Creator.

Each living being holds inside the 'center of creation'.
nuh
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« Reply #20 on: Jul 01, 2008 11:53 AM »

A weak light burns so dimly a person cannot see by it. A strong light illuminates so brightly that it hurts the eyes. An intense light will burn and destroy.

But an An-Noor can go anywhere, for nothing can say to Him, "I cannot bear you! You are too weak or too powerful for me!" Wherever there is Islam, there it shines.
nuh
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« Reply #21 on: Jul 02, 2008 11:40 AM »

Be careful --

Some follow a deen of ignorance for the sake of themselves.
nuh
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« Reply #22 on: Jul 03, 2008 12:05 PM »

Take time and reflect on still waters left by the tide and all the life it holds. On a single seed and all the beauty within it. On all the forests of the world, all its oceans, and all the life in creation.

Then reflect that all this Al-Muqeet has entrusted in our hands. And each believer must say to him or herself: "All this The Sustainer has placed in my hands alone."
nuh
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« Reply #23 on: Jul 09, 2008 01:03 PM »

Just as it is a duty to direct all people to tawhid, so too it is a wrong to direct someone onto a path that includes shirk and bid'ah. Every person is born on the path of Islam, regardless of culture into which he or she was born.

There are universal truths in Islam, the inheritance of all of us since The Prophet (saws). In them we are all united as believers. But we are not meant to all be the same. Our differences are as valuable to Ar-Rasheed as our similarities.
nuh
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« Reply #24 on: Jul 10, 2008 12:54 PM »

Between childhood, adolescence, and maturity sharp lines have been drawn. Marked by tests, feats, stories, prayer and pending judgement.
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