Saturday, May 28, 2011

Touching hearts and souls

captured in USM

We can never retrieve the time that slips away, no matter how much we clutch and grasp the moments, it will definitely slip and fade away…the day of judgment is definite and we all will be accountable for all our deeds, speech and thoughts….so let us touch human hearts and souls with a clear vision….
If we make a decision based on our blur vision, without noticing being so individualist in our walk of life, we can crush hearts and hurt souls when we rush to reap the harvest of joy which is just an illusion as the field is barren…but if we to open our hearts, minds and souls…our vision becomes clear and we will began to realize that unveiling the moments with the touch of love and patience, will make us grow in maturity, sincerity and trustworthy…
So, let’s move on and  keep on loving, sharing, forgiving and caring to all those around us, so that we can reap the harvest of joy....touching hearts and souls .. …by God’s will…

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Don't Be Bitter My Friend

don't be bitter my friend
you'll regret it soon
hold to your togetherness
or surely you'll scatter

don't walk away gloomy
from this garden
you'll end up like an owl
dwelling in old ruins

face the war and
be a warrior like a lion
or you'll end up like a pet
tucked away in a stable

once you conquer 
your selfish self
all your darkness
will change to light

~Maulana Rumi

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Journey Starts Here

Don’t go off sightseeing.
The real journey is right here.
The great excursion starts
from exactly where you are.
You are the world.
You have everything you need.
You are the secret.
You are the wide opened.
Don’t look for the remedy for your troubles
outside yourself.
You are the medicine.
You are the cure for your own sorrow.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Threshold to freedom.

Do not be ruled by lust; 
seek freedom by following the righteous.
Mere claims of piety will not earn you inner freedom. 
Remain patient in adversity to attain peace,
for adversity is the threshold to freedom.
[Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

Praise belongs to God

When someone praises you, you must feel dislike for his praises within your heart. If he has praised you for something you truly possess say: 'Praise belongs to God Who has revealed the good things and concealed the ugly ones.' And if he praises you for something which you do not possess, say as one of our predecessors said: 'O God! Do not call me to account for what they say, forgive me what they do not know, and make me better than they think.'
In your case do not praise anyone unless you know that your praises will incite him to more good works or unless he is a superior man whose superiority is not well known and you wish to make it so, this being on condition that you are safe from lying and he is safe from conceit. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

four signs of a diseased heart

There are four signs of a diseased heart:
1. To feel no enjoyment in worship.
2. To be in a state without fearing God.
3. To take no lessons from worldly events.
4. To learn something and not to put into practice. [Dhunnun al Misri]