Sunday, January 30, 2011

Words of Wisdom and Hope

"So blessed be God, the best of the creators!"
— Holy Quran, 23:14 

The company of a good friend is like an owner of musk; if you don’t buy anything, you will get the smell of it.
The company of a bad friend is like the blacksmith’s bellows; if you are not affected by its black dirt, you will be touched by its smoke.
Prophet Muhammed (saw)

Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.
–Ali RA

An hour’s contemplation is better than a year’s adoration.
–Prophet Muhammad saw (Can’t find the narrator)

"What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips!"
— An Arabic proverb 
Let love be selfless/and truth fearless;/Let our breasts be flooded with light–/Make our hearts clear as crystal.
–Muhammad Iqbal

"Then outwardly you are the small universe! Then inwardly you are the great universe."
— by Rumi, God's mercy be upon him 

"Man is the being who, from cradle to grave has to abide by either his man-made laws or heavenly law."
— by Mawlana Faizani 

Without hardship, there is no treasure; he who worked is paid in full measure."
— Couplet

If misfortune befalls you, it is the consequence of your own actions. Yet God forgives much. On this earth you can not escape God; and there is no one apart from God who can protect or help you.

- Qur'an, Ash-Shura, Surah 42:30-31

Love and mercy:
"And among His signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts); verily in that are signs for those who reflect." Translation of the Holy Quran Chapter 30, Verse 21

‘Ilm (knowledge) without ‘aql (intelligence) is like having shoes with no feet. And ‘Aql without ‘ilm is like having feet with no shoes.
–Ali RA

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