Monday, January 26, 2009

The Reward of Charity

Charity for God's sake has a hundred signs within the heart--
the good deed, a hundred tokens.
Though in charity riches are consumed,
a hundred lives come to the heart in return.
A sowing of pure seeds in God's earth, and then no income! 

Maulana Jalal-uddin Rumi [may Allah be pleased with him]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Life without repentance is spiritual agony;
to be absent from God is immediate death.
Life and death both are sweet with God's presence:
without God even the Water of Life is fire.

-Hazrat Maulana Jalal-uddin Rumi [May Allay be please with him]

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Do not strut proudly on account of your good deeds. 
Do not let pride waylay you. 
When you deem yourself holier than others, 
know that you have fallen into grave error 
because in your pride you believed yourself equal to God.

-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani [may Allah be pleased with him], "Futhul Ghaib"

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Fwd: The Will of God

If you are destined for good fortune, you will be blessed; 
if afflictions have been ordained, no matter where you hide they will seek you out. 

Submit therefore before the will of God; 
be grateful in well-being and endure adversity with fortitude 
so that His light may radiate within your being.

-Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, [may Allah be pleased with him]

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

When Allah desires Redemption for His People

When Allah desires the redemption of His People, 
He causes them to suffer in this world. 
But when He is averse, 
He leaves them to transgress until death overtakes.

-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Anas bin Malik

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Saints

If you want to sit with God, 
sit with saints. 
If you do not consort with saints, you will be lost; 
you will be separated from the whole.

Maulana Jalal-uddin Rumi, [may Allah be pleased with him]