Thursday, May 21, 2015



- Rumi

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Yesterday and tomorrow

"Yesterday doesn't exist, don't dwell on that nothing.
Tomorrow hasn't come, don't try to shape it now."

- Rumi

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Great Learning

"The ancients who wished to clarify their clear virtue under heaven would first govern their countries. Those who wished to govern their countries would first regulate their families. Those who wished to regulate their families would first cultivate their personal lives. Those who wished to cultivate their personal lives would first make their hearts true. Those who wished to make their hearts true would first make their intentions sincere. Those who wished to make their intentions sincere would first extend their knowledge."

- The Great Learning

(I came across this passage in one of my books. Something to think about .........)

Friday, January 16, 2015


"O you who believe!
Turn to Allah with sincere
repentence: in the hope that your
Lord will remove from you your ills 
and admit you to Gardens beneath which 
rivers flow.."                           - 66:8

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Love Songs to God


With life being so busy, I deeply regret the fact that I have so little time to enjoy my (paperback) books. I try to look for ebooks but it has been difficult to find something I want/need. Imagine my joy when I found the above book on the Google Play Store. As my smartphone is with me almost all the time, I am able to steal private moments everyday to enjoy this treasure of a book. Thank-you Irving Karchmar! Jazaak Allaahu khayran!

Call on Me

Invoke His name when in need: -

"When my servants ask you concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every supplicant when he calls on Me............. 

- 2:186

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pursuit of Knowledge

"Knowledge does not refer to possessing plenty of information; rather, knowledge is a light that Allah swt puts into the heart of a true believer."

- Imam Malik

Sunday, August 31, 2014


A few years ago, I purchased and read this book. I still refer to it now and then as I seek to bring myself closer to Allah swt. It is especially in difficult times like the present, when we are confused and distressed by the evil deeds we hear of around the globe that we need to remember Allah swt. 

Here are a couple of quotes from this invaluable book:

"...  the real value of Islamic meditation lies in its connection with the worship, remembrance and glorification of God and pleading for His help."

"Islamic contemplation is based on the progression from meditating on the creation to its Creator."

Taken from:-

"CONTEMPLATION - An Islamic psychospiritual study." by Malik Badri

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Garden

don't sit with sad companions
don't sit with anyone but those whose hearts are glad
since you are in the garden, do not go near the thorns
sit amongst the roses, jonquils and jasmine.

-  rumi

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The loving kindness of God

Just look at the loving kindness of God
Would anyone but God do this - 
be content with a single thank-you for such gifts?!
He gives us a head and asks for just a bow of thanks
He gives us feet and asks for just a moment's pause in prayer.

 - Rumi