Monday, March 23, 2009

Seeking What You Do Bot Know

Once Ibrahim bin Adham saw a stone with the inscription, 
"Turn me over and read!" 
When he did an inscription appeared: 
"You do not practice what you know. 
Why do you seek what you do not know?"

-Al-Hujwiri [may Allah be pleased with him], "Kashf al-Mahjub"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Aspire to God

Liberate yourself from the fetters of the ego
and surrender yourself before God. 
Let the Lord be your shepherd, 
allow Him to attend to all your cares, 
and do not allow temptations to entice you. 
Aspirations of this world are the cause of all concern. 
Aspire to God and obtain freedom.

-Sheikh Abdul Qadier Jillani, may Allah be please with him

Friday, March 13, 2009

Prophet's Prayer

A person once asked Prophet Muhammad to pray for him. 
So the Prophet implored, 

"O Allah, kindle within his heart the light of faith, 
and afford him with the courage to avert earthly wiles 
and submit himself before Your will." 

When a person turns away from the world, 
he adheres to God, and God lavishes incredible bounty on him.

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