Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hope in Allah's Love and Mercy

Life is full of challenges
so be strong and steadfast
in all our steps we take
as our days may pass with pain,
sorrow may melt our comfort
like the rain without the sun

So remember Allah
and never give up our hope
as there is comfort after sorrow
smile after tears
when He shine our pathway of life
with The Light of Truth
and with His Everlasting Love and Mercy

~nur sakinah thomas
8th November 2009

May Allah grant us the ability

May Allah grant us the ability
to make true love grow
in our hearts because
where there is true love
there are always miracles................

May Allah grant us the ability
to gain insight from
Rumi's message of LOVE
so that we may love one another for the sake of Allah........

with love and du'as


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In the name of love for Allah

Let the seeds of love
grow in your heart,
with the ray of sun
glittering the drops of rain
bringing warmth and comfort
creating happiness and inner peace
deep in the heart
in the name of love for Allah

The budding flowers of love
beginning to bloom gracefully
through rain or shine
it never withers
believing there is rainbow
after the heaviest downpour
trusting there is dawn
after the the darkest night
bringing the light of tranquility
in the name of love for Allah..........

nur sakinah
8th November,2009

There is a Soul inside your Soul.

There is a Soul inside your Soul.
Search that Soul.
There is a jewel in the mountain of body.
Look for the mine of that jewel.
Oh, Sufi, passing by,
Search inside if you can, not outside.

Prayer of Forgiveness by Hasan al-Basri

Prayer of Forgiveness by Hasan al-Basri
Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“O Allah, I seek your forgiveness for every sin for which I presented my repentance before You; and regarding which I stood before You swearing an oath in Your name and called Your friends from among Your servants to be my witnesses – that I would never return to disobeying You.

But when Satan with his cunning tempted me to return to it; and Your forsaking me [due to Your anger over my impiety] caused me to [despairingly] waver toward it; and my lower self invited me to disobey You once more; I hid myself in shame from Your servants, but openly and daringly committed sins before You, though I knew full well that no covering nor any closed door could conceal me from You and no veil could hide me from Your sight.

I still defied You by disobediently doing what You had prohibited to me; but [despite my iniquity], You did not remove Your covering from me, but rather treated me equal to Your pious servants, as though I had always been an obedient servant and swift to fulfill Your every command and fearful of Your warnings.

I remained obscure in front of Your servants, and none besides You knew my secret. You did not single me out from Your servants with a mark of disgrace, but instead showered upon me blessings like theirs; and with this You distinguished me over them as though I were, in Your sight, of a status like theirs. All this was owing only of Your forbearance and abundant blessings – generous grace from You to me. For You then, O my Lord, belongs all praise.

I ask from You, O Allah, just as You have covered my evil deeds in this world, that You do not humiliate me with them on the Day of Judgment. Forgive my sins, O Most Merciful of the merciful!”

- One of the most eloquent of the seventy prayers
in the book Prayers for Forgiveness by Hasan al-Basri

The Meaning of Love by Rumi

"Both light and shadow
are the dance of Love.

Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.

Lover and Loving are inseparable
and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love
when I experience it I am speechless.

Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;
my pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.

Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love."