Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Prayers for healing


Sunday, December 06, 2015

Enemies


"Those who were deniers were really enemies to themselves
They were striking at themselves the blows that they struck

An enemy is one who strikes at another's life
Someone destroying his own life is not an enemy to others."

- Rumi


I found this verse today - it got me thinking of many of the persons in my life......

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Patience - tested to the limits

"On no soul does God place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. Oh Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector; help us against those who stand against Faith."  2:286

The last few months have been unbelievably difficult. 5 years of caring for sickly difficult elderly in-laws (whose 8 other children & relatives, their own flesh & blood, have chosen to ignore & neglect) has had its toll on us (mentally, emotionally, physically and financially). One consolation to me is that Allah swt will give to these people what they deserve in the afterlife.
I just cannot understand how people (the entire extended family) who have been brought up in the Faith, could turn out to be so bad. Do they not think of the consequences?!
I used to say the above verse (& the 2 preceding ones) at least twice daily. What happened?! Too many distractions. I guess that is what these trials do - distract us from turning to Him often.

dzhir - dzhir - dzhir

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Conduct

That which is on earth We have
made but as a glittery show for
the earth, in order that We may
test them -  as to which of them
are best in conduct.

Surah Al Kahf 18:7

Friday, July 31, 2015

Malice

Do not bear malice
If malice leads you astray
Your grave will be dug next to the malicious

Malice is born of Hell
It's the enemy of your faith

You are what you think

- Rumi

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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

Repent

"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