Friday, March 30, 2012

Pearls of wisdom 334

1. If you have no eyes, do not walk blindly;
take a staff in your hand.
If you have no staff of insight,
do not walk without a guide.

2. Happy the man who freed himself from his "self"
and united himself with the Infinite.

3. When you sought refuge in the Qur'an of God,
you mingled yourself with the essence of the prophets.
The Qur'an is a narrative of the states of the prophets who
glory in the blessed ocean of His majesty.

4. God calls Himself "Baseer" (Observant), so that the
knowledge that He is watching you may keep you
from sinning.

5. When temptation claims your reason,
know that misfortune is about to strike.
Fall down prostrate and begin to pray.
With flowing tears implore the Lord
that He may deliver you from the throes of doubt.

6. Sever the chains of the ego. Set yourself free
and witness the bright essence of your inner being.
Discover within your heart the wisdom of a Prophet
without books, without teachers, and without prudence. [Mawlana Rumi]

Monday, March 26, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
Those who spend their wealth in the way of God and then do not follow what is spent with reproach or with abuse have their reward with their Lord; they will not suffer fear nor will they grieve. [2:262]

Hadith of the day:
Know that God accepts not the prayer of a distracted and heedless heart. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
Do not fix hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now their joints lie separately and the tongue with which they talked is eaten away by the worms. [Imam al Ghazali]

Guidance of the day:
Goodness is faith and obedience. Inviting others to this is a lofty rank in the sight of God and a powerful means to draw nearer to Him. Thus, he who makes enjoining goodness his habit and main preoccupation, he has taken an ample share of the heritage of the Messenger of God (peace and blessings upon him). For he was only preoccupied at all times with summoning to God, both with his words and deeds. This is why God sent him and this is what he was commanded to do.

Thus, the people nearest to the Messenger of God (peace and blessings upon him) are those who are most concerned with this matter, and most preoccupied with it, and most actively engaged in it -- enjoining good, which is faith and obedience, and forbidding their opposites, which are disbelief and sin. Success in this context being the attainment of happiness in both this world and the next. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought:
Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least. He that won't be counselled can't be helped. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

Friday, March 23, 2012

"Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth".

The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp,
the lamp enclosed in glass,
the glass shining like a radiant star:
lit from a blessed tree -
an olive tree neither of the East nor of the West -
whose oil would almost give light (of itself) even though it had not been touched by fire.

Light upon Light!

'Allah guides whom He will to His Light.'

'Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.' [The Holy Quran, 24:35]

Ubayy ibn Ka`b[ra] said:-

'The similitude of His light [takes place in] the Muslim's heart.'

This light, which He has placed in the heart -- love, faith and the remembrance of God. It is the light that He has sent down to His servants, by which He gives them life, and by which they walk among people. Its origin is in their hearts, but then He strengthens and increases it until it appears upon their faces, limbs, bodies, even their clothes and dwellings.

People of this nature perceive it, while others deny it.

On the Day of Judgement, however, it will come forth by their faith, and hasten before them in the darkness of the Bridge, that they might cross it.

They will proceed in proportion to either its strength or its weakness in their hearts during their life in the world.[Ibn Kathir, 3:464]

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pearls of wisdom 333

1. Hidden creatures good and bad always touch the heart. The touch of the angel is inspiration; Satanic touches temptations untold. Tarry with patience until your confusion is resolved and you know whom you rejected and who became the leader of your heart.

2. As he beheld the light of God he felt protected and was delivered from the throes of doubt.

3. Abstinence is better than seeking a remedy.
Scratching the abrasion only makes it worse.
Fasting is the foremost principle of medicine.
Fast, and behold the strength of the spirit.

4. If you wish to shine like the daylight, burn up the night of self-importance.
Dissolve the self like copper in the elixir; dissolve in Him who fosters all existence.
But you are bound by the discord of "I" and "We". The cause of your ruin is this sad dualism.

5. Be in the world or the space He is with you.
He chastises to make the impure pure.

6. Neglect devotion and be bound by fetters of pain and doubt.
Seek freedom, the remedy of all pain.
Seek the roots from which sprout leaves and fruit.
Water the roots and grow to perfection.
And when the fruit blossoms, give it to your friends. [Mawlana Rumi]

Friday, March 16, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
Those who give of their wealth in the way of God are like a grain that sprouts seven ears with a thousand kernels in each ear. And God may choose to multiply what anyone has, at will. And God is all-embracing, all-knowing. [2:261]

Hadith of the day:
And he said (peace and blessings upon him), he who says every morning and evening three times; "Radheetu billahi rabban wa bil islami deenan wa bi Muhammad nabiyyan -- I am satisfied with God as Lord, Islam as religion, and Muhammad as Prophet", God-without doubt -will satisfy him on Resurrection Day. [Ahmad]

Wise quote of the day:
"In the name of God" at the start is remembrance, and "All praise to God" at the end is thanks, and perceiving and thinking of those bounties and gifts of His mercy is reflection. [Badiuzzaman Sa'id Nursi]

Guidance of the day:
Praise and thank God abundantly for the grace of Islam, for it is the greatest and most immense of graces. Were God to give this world all that is in it to one of His servants, but withhold Islam, it would be a catastrophe for him. But were He to grant another of His servants Islam and withhold the whole world, it would not harm him. For when the first dies he will end up in the Fire, while the second, when he dies, will end up in the Garden.

You must maintain yourself in a state of fear and anxiety of a bad ending, for God is who turns the hearts. Know that those who neglect their obligatory prayers often suffer a bad ending to their lives, and so do those who neglect obligatory zakat, pry upon other Muslims' privacy, cheat in weights and measures, deceive Muslims and delude them by causing them confusion, whether in religious or worldly matters, and those who belie God's saints and disparage them unjustly, as well as those who falsely pretend they possess the states of the saints and their stations, and other such loathsome things.

"O Most Merciful of all, we ask You by the light of Your Noble Countenance to take us to You as Muslims and make us join the virtuous, in well being, O Lord of the worlds, ameen." [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought:
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought. Action may not always bring happiness; but their is no happiness without action. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wonderful touching story....

A woman baked chapatti (roti) for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra chapatti on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. Every day, a hunchback came and took away the chapatti. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude," she said to herself...

"Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean?" One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. "I shall get rid of this hunchback," she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the chapatti she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she said. Immediately, she threw the chapatti into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman.

Every day, as the woman placed the chapatti on the window sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapatti. As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!" " As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale.

She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapatti that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of the words:

"The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"

Do good and Don't ever stop doing good, even if it is not appreciated at that time.

If you like this, share it with others and I bet so many lives would be touched.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Pearls of wisdom 332

1. Treat all in a good way in the belief that they are God's creation.

2. Always abide by the rights of God and the rights of man.

3. God has bestowed on you His infinite blessings -- hence always follow His commands.

4. Establish links with Him, He is all forgiveness.

5. Abandon not the path of righteousness.

6. You will be asked about the deeds, and the relations you maintained with mankind.

7. Sovereignty belongs to Him -- He has granted you a lot and can take all away if He so desires.

8. Strictly observe Akhlaq- Husna (the code of nobility and proper conduct).

9. One should always ponder over the purpose for which he came in this world, and what he has so far achieved.

10. Spend your time in remembering Him. It is He who has granted you this time.

11. Be prepared all the time to return to your original abode.

12. This universe is His book; take lessons from it.

13. Remember Allah, not for some personal interest or worldly benefit, but as your Lord.

14. Consider your loyalty to His loved ones as an obligation you must always follow. [Above quotes by Shaykh Syed Ghulam Muhyuddin]

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
God is the protector of believers, taking them out of the darkness into the light. As for scoffers, their protectors are the idols, which take them out of the light into the darkness. They are the inmates of hell fire, wherein they remain. [2:257]

Hadith of the day:
He has experienced the taste of faith who is satisfied with God as Lord, Islam as religion, and Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) as Prophet. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
A person who discourses on religion without remembering that he will be questioned by God on what he says knows the value of neither religion nor his own mind. [Imam Abu Hanifah]

Guidance of the day:
A person should strive to guard his Islam and strengthen it by accomplishing those acts of obedience to God which he is commanded to do. He who neglects God's commands exposes himself to die on other than Islam; for his being neglectful is evidence that he cares little for his religion and takes it lightly. Let every Muslim beware of this to the extreme.

He should also avoid sins and evil deeds, for they weaken Islam, render it feeble, shake its foundations, and make it liable to be wrested away at the time of death, as has actually happened -- may God protect us -- to many who persistently committed such acts. So reflect on this and impose upon yourself obedience to the injunctions of God the Exalted, and avoidance of what He has prohibited. Should you slip to any of these, repent to God and beware to the extreme to persist. And constantly ask God for good ending to your life. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought:
Death has ten thousand several doors for men to take their exit. Every life is different from any that has gone before it and so is every death. The uniqueness of each of us extends even to the way we die. Unique circumstances of death will be granted to someone with a unique personality.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Remedy for the tarnished heart....

"There is a polish for everything that removes the Rust;

and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah."


Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (rahimahullah) said:-

“Doubtless, a heart grows tarnished like brass or silver, and its polish is in remembrance of Allah Mighty and Majestic, which may make it shine like a crystal mirror.

When one neglects the remembrance the heart tarnishes,and when one returns it shines.

Since the heart is tarnished by two things -- heedlessness and sin; it is polished by two things -- remembrance and seeking forgiveness.”