Thursday, April 30, 2009


God calls himself "Baseer" [Observant], 

so that the knowledge that He is watching you may keep you from sinning.

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

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Three Qualities of the Friend of God

The sign of the friend of God is that he has three qualities: 

a generosity like that of the ocean, 

a compassion like that of the sun, 

and a humility like that of the earth.

Hazrat Bayazid Bustami -may Allah be pleased with him

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

God is the real Provider

Do not seek sustenance from people. God is the real Provider. 
If He wills a certain person to be the means of your livelihood, 
do not consider that person to be in control of your destiny. 
Have faith and be certain in the knowledge that your daily bread 
does not depend upon any mortal, but upon God who created all.

Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh -may Allah be pleased with him, "Kashf al-Mahjub"

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Key to Paradise

There is a key for everything, and the key to Paradise is to love the poor.

-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ibn Umar

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Seek the Essence

Little by little God takes beauty away. 
Little by little life's luster decays. 
Listen to the passage, "To whom We grant a long life, those We cause to decline." [Quran]

Seek the essence and not the structure. 
The beauty of heart shall forever abide, for it is enriched with the water of life.

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

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Material Desires

She heard a voice in her ears: 
'Be careful, lest you want Me to fulfill your material desires, and take away your desire for Me. 
Material desires and the desire for Me cannot exist within the same heart.'

about Rabi'a Basri -may Allah be pleased with her