Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world;

there is only the comparison of one state with another.

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.....

the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope."

Non- Mahram

Imam Muslim narrates from Jarir ibn Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) who says:

”Iasked Allah's Messenger about the sudden glance on a Non - Mahram. He commanded me that I should turn away my eyes.

Imam al-Bukhari and Imam Muslim narrate in their Sahih from Uqba ibn Amir (Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah said:

“Do not go near [non-Mahram] women.” A person inquired: “What about in-laws?” The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) responded, “The in-laws are death.”
The least likely of your sincere falsehoods is your words: ‘I am a Sufi!’

Contention - Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"A tree lives for thousands of years by maintaining a very simple and inexpensive yet totally inspiring existence."

A small seed, which has neither force not arms, accepts conditions of darkness, pressure, cold and dampness. Instead of complaining or blaming others, it uses these conditions as sources of energy. In the same way, man can lead a free life and be at peace with himself.

~ George Ohsawa
I try and I try and I try. But I can't get no satisfaction.
Bumbled he, the humble bee,
Over roses very thorny,
With sweet cargo upon his knee,
...In a poem oh so corny.

-- A. Powette
‎'Ask in order to understand, and do not ask in order to find fault, for surely the ignorant man who wants to learn resembles a man of knowledge, and surely a man of knowledge who wants to be difficult resembles an ignorant man who wants to find fault.'

Saturday, December 25, 2010

"What's really unbearable is the eternal mediocre shame of some people;
and the lack of bravery which marks them; their prudence; their pretension to live in a reasonable and well-planned way."

My soul is tempered now for good, and now is indestructible, resolute even through the worst storms, devastations or loss. My knowledge of life and the human heart is now so keen that I know the two months ahead will bring me more sorrow, largely because I will not pander to mundanities nor to anything alien to the dreams, thoughts, a...nd feelings of my true personality.

Isabelle Eberhardt
Trust in Allah, but tie your camel -Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W
" Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammed Ali Jinnah did all three"

- Stanely Wolpert
wisdom beyond widom:

think like an adult and feel like a child..
Luqman al Hakeem said to his son:

“O my son! I have never regretted because of keeping silent. If words are silver, silence is golden.”

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

“God is with the broken-hearted. When your heart breaks, it’s a good thing – the breaking of the heart is what opens it up to the light of Allah. The dunya is designed to break your heart, to crush it.” [Shaykh Hamza Yusuf]
Ruin is the road to transformation.

From the movie 'Eat Pray Love'
Only a true believer fears hypocrisy whereas the hypocrite himself feels safe from it.

- Hasan al-Basri

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"A person is on the religion of their close friends, so be careful of whose close company you keep." [Ahmad]

Ibn Ata'illah said:

"Only seek the company of those whose state uplifts you, or whose words guide you to Allah."

This is the core of one's company. Other company is sought to fulfill rights, spreading good, or seeking benefit, worldly or religious--without waste or harm.
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

- Albert Einstein
‎'Tell me, friend, which place you want me to take you to - I want to go to the city of the Messenger, in search of the Station of Radiance and the Red Sulphur.'

- Ibn Arabi (The Book of the Journey by Night)
"And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Who, when a misfortune befalls them, say: 'Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return'. They are those on whom the blessings, forgiveness and mercy of Allah descend upon, and it is they who are the guided ones." [2:155-157}
All the languages you know have their source in Allah. A yearning to be with those who speak your tongue/s is just a shadow, not a soul necessity. Those who don't 'understand you' are simply there to help you understand that you cannot define yourself by the things you love or find important. Accepting such relations feels like death simply because it is.
Ha-Ya-Ya = (a doubly imperfect verb) To live, be alive, be ashamed, spend (the night) awake, fertilize the earth, keep anyone alive; spare any one, let anyone alive, remove prudency, modesty and shamefulness, make immodest, To be in good condition, have the means of subsistence, to be apparent or distinct, have prolonged or preserved life, free from evil or harm, have dominion, be honored,receive benefit, to salute, to enliven/revive/give life to, to nourish, vivify/re-vivify/revive/resuscitate, endue/quicken with life, (said of land) to be tilled and made productive, to remain awake, to shrink from a thing, to forbear, to feel or have a sense of or be moved or affected with shame/shyness/bashfulness, be ashamed/shy of doing a thing, disdain or scorn a thing, abstain from a thing/refuse to do it.
Bayazid Bistami (ra): I shed my self as a snake sheds its skin.

Bayazid Bistami (ra) had seen Allah (swt) in a vision (Kashf) and said to Him

"O Allah (swt) what is the way to You?"

Allah (swt) responded

"Leave yourself and come to Me".

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Fall down seven times,stand up eight!"

(Japanese Saying)
"O fools awake! The rites ye sacred hold
Are but a cheat contrived by men of old
Who listed after wealth and gained their lust
And died in baseness and their law is dust"

- Al Ma'arri
"Moses said to his people, ‘Turn to God for help and be patient. The earth belongs to God. He gives it to those of His servants whom He chooses, and the future belongs to the God-fearing." -

- The Quran (7:128)


‘Why do you sit there with your own thoughts?
If you are a man, go to the Beloved!

Do not say, ‘Perhaps He does not want me’.
What business has a thirsty man with such words?

Does the moth think about the flames?
For Love’s spirit, thinking is a disgrace.

When the warrior hears the sound of the drum
at once he is worth ten thousand men!

You have heard the drum, so draw your sword without delay!
Your spirit is the sheath of the all-conquering Dhu al-Fiqar!

You are Husayn at Karbala, think not of water!
The only ‘water’ you will see today is the sheath of the first water!
(Mevlana Rumi, Kulliyyat 3656-62, trans. W.C. Chittick)

Friday, December 17, 2010

در نوای زندگی سوز از حسین ۔۔۔ اہل حق حریت آموز از حسین ~ اقبال

Sunday, December 12, 2010


جز قیس اور کوئی نہ آیا بہ روۓ کار
صحرا مگر بہ تنگیِ چشمِ حسود تھا

آشفتگی نے نقشِ سویدا کیا درست
ظاہر ہوا کہ داغ کا سرمایہ دود تھا

تھا خواب میں خیال کو تجھ سے معاملہ
جب آنکھ کھل گئی نہ زیاں تھا نہ سود تھا

لیتا ہوں مکتبِ غمِ دل میں سبق ہنوز
لیکن یہی کہ رفت گیا اور بود تھا

ڈھانپا کفن نے داغِ عیوبِ برہنگی
میں ورنہ ہر لباس میں ننگِ وجود تھا

تیشے بغیر مر نہ سکا کوہکن اسد
سرگشتۂ خمارِ رسوم و قیود تھا
..yun kehye k shaair ka kaam mehz mushahida he nahin, mujahida bhi us per farz he-gardo pesh k muztarib qatron main zindagi k dajla ka mushahida us ki benai per he, use dosron ko dekhana us ki funi dastras par, us k bahao main dakhal andaz hona us k

" shouq ki salabat aur lahu ki hararat per"................

..........................aur ye teno kaam masalsal kaawish aur jedojehd chahte hain........

--Faiz. Dast e saba

kahan se ayee nigar e saba, kidher gayee

Abhi chiraghe sar e rah ko kuch khabar nahi
"What I have lived for"

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness—that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it, finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what—at last—I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a hated burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered to me.

Bertrand Russel (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970)

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_russel
The heart's home, first to last, is thy city of union