Thursday, July 29, 2010

Injustice Cannot Defeat Injustice ...

Some of America's leading Muslim figures speak on the use of violence as a means to impact change ... And its contrary nature to Islam's teachings ...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ibn Abid-Dunya mentioned that Dawud (as) asked Allah:

What is the least of your blessings ???

Allah revealed to him:

O Dawud, take a breath

Dawud (as) did so and Allah told him:

This is the least of my blessings on you

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ibn Arabi ...

I was myself both the husband and the bride ... 
And I married together the intellect and the soul ... 

And the 'little fair' one became purified by her husband ... 
Supported by the firm will of her intellect ...

Friday, July 16, 2010

When I woke up this morning I asked myself: 
What are some of the secrets of success in life ???

I found the answer right there in my very room ...

The Fan said : Be cool

The Roof said : Aim high

The Window said : See the world

The Clock said : Every minute is precious

The Mirror said : Reflect before you act

The Door said : Push hard for your goals

And finally
The Carpet said : Kneel down and pray ...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Imagine that ...

Rumi ...

Love resides
Not in learning
Not in knowledge
Not in pages and pamphlets
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Wherever the debates of men may lead
That is not the lovers' path

Love's branches arch over pre-eternity
Its roots, you see, delve in Forever
A tree resting not on soil
Nor trunk
Not even Heaven's throne

We deposed reason
Punishing passion with the lash
For such reason and such morals
Were degrading to such glory

You see
So long as you long
You idolize longing
But become the beloved
And then no being longs

The incessant hopes and fears
Of the sea-faring man
Float upon planks
But obliterate
Both planks and seaman
And only submersion remains

Shams of Tabriz

The sea is you
The pearl too

Because your being
Head to toe
Is nothing
But the mystery
Of the Maker

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hamza Yusuf ...

Once you begin to address the essence of your own being 
You can begin to understand who you are ... 

If you don't know who you are 
You're certainly not going to know whose you are ... 

That is why self-knowledge is foundational in our religion ...