admin on February 28th, 2011

”Truly in the heart there is a sadness that can not be removed except with the happiness of knowing Allah and being true to Him. And in it there is an emptiness that can not be filled except with love for Him and by turning to him and always remembering Him. And if a person [...]

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admin on February 28th, 2011

At an exceptionally good ussra session (spiritual gathering of very close sisters) we found ourselves deep in conversation talking about self worth and emotional attachments–with a hint of emotional roller coasters. The overall message was clear. Every day we live life going through unneeded emotions that keep us high strung and serve as a barrier [...]

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admin on February 28th, 2011

When you feel all your doors are closed, remember الفتاح, the Opener of doors of success. The One who opens what is closed and is the judge of what shall be opened. The One who lifts veils and who opens the heart. The One who unties the knots, and softens that which was hardened. يا [...]

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admin on February 25th, 2011

The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa salam was narrated to have gone to His companions on numerous occasions and say “Are any of you finding difficulty in becoming like Abi Damdam?” The companions were surprised, and they asked Rasulallah, “And who is Abi Damdam Oh rasulaAllah?” So he said, “He is a man if he [...]

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Translated By Yusra O. ‘Aatikah al-Makhzumiyyah rahimahaAllah : Whenever she would tire from how much she cried, she would say: “it is not befitting that the one who fears the Fire has a dry eye, until he is certain that he is safe from it.” ‘Ufayrah al-’Aabidah rahimahaAllah : When it was said to her, [...]

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admin on February 22nd, 2011

إنما سمي القلب من تقلبه ، إنما مثل القلب مثل ريشة بالفلاة ، تعلقت في أصل شجرة ، يقلبها الريح ظهرا لبطن “It is only called the qalb(heart) because of how it can change. The similitude of the heart is like a leaf hanging by the trunk of a tree that is being blown upside [...]

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admin on February 20th, 2011

“Do not depend on anything that is lower and weaker than Allah, as it will bring about evil results and destroy you. If you depend on your deeds, He will give you your due reward, If you depend on knowledge alone, He will take it away from you, If you depend on love, He will [...]

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admin on February 16th, 2011

Oogway: My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours until you let go of the illusion of control. Shifu: Illusion? Oogway: Yes. [points at peach tree] Oogway: Look at this tree, Shifu: I cannot make it blossom when it suits me nor make it bear fruit before its time. Shifu: But [...]

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admin on February 11th, 2011

“God caused an impediment to chain my tongue and prevented me from lecturing. Vainly I desired, in the interest of my pupils, to go on with my teaching, but my mouth became dumb. The silence to which I was condemned cast me into a violent despair; my stomach became weak; I lost all appetite; I [...]

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admin on February 6th, 2011

The Messenger of Allah, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, said يؤتى بأنعم أهل الدنيا ، من أهل النار ، يوم القيامة . فيصبغ في النار صبغة . ثم يقال : يا ابن آدم ! هل رأيت خيرا قط ؟ هل مر بك نعيم قط ؟ فيقول : لا . والله! يا رب! ويؤتى بأشد الناس [...]

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