Islamic Quotes

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Quotes of the day

Published February 22, 2015 by AbdulJabarAzimi

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If an unlimited bounty should offer kingdoms,
If a buried treasure should grant me gems . . .
I would bow my soul low, lay my face in the dust
And plead: ‘Grant me instead, the Love of God!’
~Rumi

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Those devoted to the path of the ‘knowledge of God’s realisation’ (Irfaan ) have nothing to speak of except God.

~Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

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“Don’t be arrogant with knowledge. A little bit of learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep, because shallow drinks intoxicate the brain.”

Imam Ghazali

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“Man is either your brother in faith or your equal in humanity.” – Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib

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In a Hasan/good Hadith, related by Imam Bukhari in his book on manners = al-Adab al-Mufrad. There is from Iyad ibn Khalifa that he heard ‘Ali, Karam’Allahu Wajhahu, say at Siffin,

“The intellect is located in the heart. Mercy is located in the liver, Compassion is located in the spleen. The self (nafs) is located in the lungs.”
حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ، قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ دِينَارٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ عِيَاضِ بْنِ خَلِيفَةَ، عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَهُ بِصِفِّينَ يَقُولُ: إِنَّ الْعَقْلَ فِي الْقَلْبِ، وَالرَّحْمَةَ فِي الْكَبِدِ، وَالرَّأْفَةَ فِي الطِّحَالِ، وَالنَّفَسَ فِي الرِّئَةِ.

{Section ~ Illness and Visiting Those Who are Ill ~ 250 #547 ~ The intellect is located in the heart}

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Actions are lifeless forms, but the presence of an inner reality of sincerity within them is what endows them with life-giving Spirit.
Ibn Ata’illah

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“Don’t be dead or asleep or awake.
Don’t be anything.
What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you’ll be that.”
―Attar

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The home we seek is in eternity;
The Truth we seek is like a shoreless sea,
Of which your paradise is but a drop.
This ocean can be yours; why should you stop
Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew?
The secrets of the sun are yours, but you
Content yourself with motes trapped in its beams.
Turn to what truly lives, reject what seems —
Which matters more, the body or the soul?
Be whole: desire and journey to the Whole.

Shaykh Farid ud-Din Attar

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“Love Is The Cure,
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”
~Rumi

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”The knower of secrets, the key to Sainthood, the helper of the needy, the King of the friends of Allah, the one who uttered ”My foot is on the neck of every Wali (Saint).”

Sultan al-Awliyah Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

The very first command to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was “Iqra”, “Read!”

Published February 1, 2015 by AbdulJabarAzimi
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The very first command to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was “Iqra”, “Read!”

Many of us fail at even some of the most basic acts in life simply because we do not “READ!”

The semantics of the linguistic aspects of read vs recite I personally do not feel are important especially if it distracts us from the far more important detail behind the incident. The point of the experience for Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was that he was commanded to repeat a message that he would share with all mankind, which Ameer Akhtar mentioned in his post above, is that the message was not simply a command to blindly repeat what was being revealed (read/recite). It was a command to understand what what was being revealed based on our God given ability to reason an to use that reason to apply the message based on correct understanding. We get that correct understanding from the Qur’an and the example of our Prophet through his authentic sunnah. in shaa’Allah

I am better then you… Who says? My ego!!!

Published February 1, 2015 by AbdulJabarAzimi

I am better then you… Who says? My ego!!!
Subhanna’Allah, be humble folks. There is always someone better. If not now there will be. We all age and we all get replaced except for those who have sincere remembrance of Allah. He replaces no one unless they choose to be replaced through their own inaction.
O’Allah protect us from ourselves. Ameen!

Gary Larocque
13 hrs ·

I am better then you… Who says? My ego!!!

Published February 1, 2015 by AbdulJabarAzimi

I am better then you… Who says? My ego!!!
Subhanna’Allah, be humble folks. There is always someone better. If not now there will be. We all age and we all get replaced except for those who have sincere remembrance of Allah. He replaces no one unless they choose to be replaced through their own inaction.
O’Allah protect us from ourselves. Ameen!

Gary Larocque
13 hrs ·