“They say describe ‘her’ to us,
For you have expertise in ‘her’ description.
Indeed, I have knowledge of ‘her descriptions’!
It’s purity with no water,
It’s softness with no air,
It’s light with no fire,
It’s a soul with no body.”
Ibn Al-Faridh [Born 576 Hijra / 1181 CE – Died 632 Hijra / 1235 CE]
“The spiritual path wrecks the body and afterwards restores it to health.
It destroys the house to unearth the treasure,
and with that treasure builds it better than before.”
Muawiya was a ruler whose capital was Damascus.
He said: “Indeed our land is a holy land !”
To which Saasaa Bin Souhan replied:
“For sure, a land is not made holy or unholy by anything.
Good deeds maketh holy!”
After a stressful time this year and just today, I realised how unfair and ignorant, deep down, I am.
May Allah forgive the Me in me.
“Indeed, we offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant.” Quran 33:72
I am so grateful to Allah that I am not a ruler or a man of power.
“Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon their hearts?”
“This that we are involved in, we do not force anyone into it.
And we do not say that it must be accepted by anyone through coersion.
So anyone who has something better than this, let them bring it forth.”
Al-Imam Abu Hanifah [Born ~80Hijra/699CE – Died 150Hijra/767CE]
“Be with the truthful”
” Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – the Most Merciful will appoint for them affection.”
Society is constantly being re-engineered.
Continue reading “The people of mercy”