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Flame of Hope
03-16-2011, 12:43 AM
I'm not sure if there's a place here to share beautiful quotes. But there are so many of them. I'd like to add in a quote or saying on a daily basis.

Here's my first:

A man slips more by his tongue than by his foot!
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Flame of Hope
03-16-2011, 05:47 PM
1. “Better ask ten times than go astray once.” - Yiddish proverb

2. “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
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yas2010
03-16-2011, 06:08 PM
1. The ink of a scholar is more worthed than the blood of a martyr. (source Bilal by H.A.L Craig)

2. One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.
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missy
03-16-2011, 06:36 PM
“The believer in this world is like a stranger: he does not become upset when it puts him down, and he does not compete for it to make him honorable. The people are in a certain state, and he is in another state: the people are relieved of him, and he is exhausted of himself.” - al-Hasan al-Basri
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tw009
03-16-2011, 06:43 PM
"You may spend your whole life trying to attain someone else's love only to realize that you became stronger and a better person without it. However, when it comes to the love of Allah you will only become stronger and a better person with it." Navaid Aziz
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peace_maker
03-16-2011, 07:14 PM
I heard this in a movie yesterday,
GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE.


VERILY, WITH EVERY DIFFICULTY, THERE IS RELIEF.
-Quran(94:6)
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Hannah.
03-16-2011, 07:45 PM
"Death is a bridge uniting lover to beloved."
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Ansariyah
03-17-2011, 09:49 PM
“When we wake up in the morning, we have two simple choices. Go back to sleep and dream, or wake up and chase those dreams.
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Flame of Hope
03-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Four Types of People in this World Entering a Conversation
by Imam Shafi'ee rahimahullah.

There are four types of people in this world who enter a
conversation/ discussion:

1. One who knows not, and himself knows he knows not, is a
student. Teach that person.

2. One who knows, and others know he knows, is a teacher. Learn
from that person.

3. One who knows, and himself knows not that he knows, is
humble. Encourage him.

4. One who knows not, and himself knows not that he knows not,
is stupid. Avoid that person.

In any dialogue keep these in mind, and you shall be guided to
productive discourses.
-------------------

Hey guys, I belong to the first category. What about you? :)
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:11 PM
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:15 PM
Stinginess has nothing to do with how much money you have. Neither does generosity. Its about how much heart you've got.
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:18 PM
Imam al-Shafi' in his final sickness said:
When my heart was hardened
and my courses constrained
I made my hope a stairway
to Your forgiveness
My sin burdened me heavily,
but when I measured it
by Your forgiveness
Lord,
Your forgiveness was the greater.
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Faatin
03-17-2011, 10:20 PM
"Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." -Unknown
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:31 PM
Ali ibn abi Talib (radiAllahu anhu) in his letter to malik e Ashtar, when
sending him to a town which was half muslim and half non muslim:
"O Malik, remember they are either your brothers in faith or your equals
in humanity"
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:33 PM
Never do I argue with a man with a desire to hear him say
what is wrong, or to expose him and win victory over him.
Whenever I face an opponent in debate I silently pray -
O Lord, help him so that truth may flow from his heart
and on his tongue, and so that if truth is on my side, he may follow me;
and if truth be on his side, I may follow him. - Imam Al-Shafi (rahimullah)
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:35 PM
Who does greater evil than he who is reminded of the signs of the Lord,
then turns away from them?
- Qur'an, 32:22
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Flame of Hope
03-17-2011, 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
Ali ibn abi Talib (radiAllahu anhu) in his letter to malik e Ashtar, when
sending him to a town which was half muslim and half non muslim:
"O Malik, remember they are either your brothers in faith or your equals
in humanity"
Subhanallah!!

This is sooooooo beautiful. :statisfie

Jazakallah khair for sharing. I'll try to remember this always.
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:37 PM
"The word "shams" (sun) is feminine, and "qamar" (moon) is masculine.
The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and
the moon is muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no
light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the
implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. May
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'aala be pleased with them."

- Shaykh Abdullah Adhami

:wub:
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Faatin
03-17-2011, 10:39 PM
I like this one too :wub:
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
"The word "shams" (sun) is feminine, and "qamar" (moon) is masculine.
The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and
the moon is muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no
light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the
implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. May
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'aala be pleased with them."

- Shaykh Abdullah Adhami

:wub:
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Flame of Hope
03-17-2011, 10:40 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
So when we shine as men, the
implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. May
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'aala be pleased with them."
- Shaykh Abdullah Adhami
Wow! How true it is, the role that women play in the lives of men! :smile:
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Meet people in such a manner that if you die,
they should weep for you,
and if you live,
they should long for you
- Ali (radi Allahu anhu)
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:47 PM
Allah SWT never burdens a soul more than it can bear.

Allah SWT only tests those that he loves.
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:48 PM
All humans are dead except those who have knowledge; and all those
who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds; and
those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere;
and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.
- Imam Shafi (rahimullah)
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:49 PM
This life is not real. I conquered the world and it did not bring me
satisfaction.
-- Muhammad Ali (Boxing champion)
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Ghazalah
03-17-2011, 10:53 PM
What can my enemies do to me? My paradise is in my heart, it is with
me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion. To
send me into exile is to send me away in the Path of Allah. And to kill
me is to make me a martyr.
- Ibn Taymeeyah

(when he was imprisoned)
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Neelofar
03-17-2011, 11:40 PM
You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

- Ibn Al-Jawzee
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Maryan0
03-18-2011, 12:22 AM
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only
through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition
inspired, and success achieved.”
By Helen Keller

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.(macbeth)
Not really a saying but I like it.

"He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another."

A man asked the Prophet , "What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" The Prophet replied, 'To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know (See Hadith No. 27).

A camel can tolerate a heavy load, but not a crooked rope. Somali proverb

My favourite hadith:
On the authority of Abdullah bin Abbas, who said : One day I was behind the prophet and he said to me: “Young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice] : Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help of Allah. Know that if the Nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.”

narrated by Tirmithi
Salam
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Flame of Hope
03-18-2011, 07:41 AM
Originally Posted by Neelofar
You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

- Ibn Al-Jawzee
Subhanallah! This is tooo beautiful. :statisfie

Jazakallah khair, sister.
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Flame of Hope
03-18-2011, 07:46 AM
Originally Posted by Maryan0
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only
through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition
inspired, and success achieved.”
By Helen Keller
Ah! This is a real gem. What a beauty!!

Originally Posted by Maryan0
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.(macbeth)
Ah! How I love Shakespeare's plays! Beautiful and famous lines, these are. I like them too. Jazakallah khair for sharing, sister.
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Flame of Hope
03-18-2011, 08:52 PM
Fudayl ibn `Iyad (rahimahullah) said, "A believer plants a palm tree and fears that thorns will grow. The hypocrites plant thorns expecting ripe dates to grow!"
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Faatin
03-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Because once upon a time, we were best friends. And, yes, there's been a lot of bad stuff in between. But none of that matters right now, okay? You need me, I'm there. Any time, any place, anywhere.

Speak when you are angry---and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. - Lawrence J. Peter

In the eyes of a child you will see...the world as it should be. - Unknown
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Flame of Hope
03-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
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Flame of Hope
03-18-2011, 09:34 PM
1. Reputation is made in a moment. Character is built in a life-time.

2. What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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tw009
03-19-2011, 04:36 AM
Be careful who you open up to. Only a few people actually care, the rest are just curious.
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peace_maker
03-19-2011, 12:06 PM
Sometimes things are not what they are seen, you have to look beyond what you see.

You have to give something up for the sake of something else.
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Endymion
03-19-2011, 06:07 PM
I found this Touching :)

"Muhammad, the inspired man who founded Islam, was born about A.D. 570 into an Arabian tribe that worshipped idols. Orphaned at birth, he was always particularly solicitous of the poor and needy, the widow and the orphan, the slave and the downtrodden. At twenty, he was already a successful businessman, and soon became director of camel caravans for a wealthy widow. When he reached twenty-five, his employer, recognizing his merit, proposed marriage. Even though she was fifteen years older, he married her, and as long as she lived, remained a devoted husband.

"Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God's word, sensing his own inadequacy. But the angel commanded "Read." So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: "There is one God."

"In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred, and rumours of God's personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced, "An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being." At Muhammad's own death an attempt was made to deify him, but the man who was to become his administrative successor killed the hysteria with one of the noblest speeches in religious history: "If there are any among you who worshipped Muhammad, he is dead. But if it is God you worshipped, He lives forever."
James A. Michener, "ISLAM: THE MISUNDERSTOOD RELIGION," in READER'S DIGEST (American edition), May 1955, pp. 68-70.
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shible
03-19-2011, 06:15 PM
No job is inferior, People who carry out the job are inferior..


Life is a series of choices.
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Flame of Hope
03-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Fate knows where you are going, but it is up to you to drive there.
- Michelle Keesling


Good intentions are not good enough... ultimately we are measured by our actions. - Unknown.
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Fear the curse of the oppressed, for there is no veil between it and Allah. (Bukhari)

He who kneels before Allah can stand before anyone.
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 09:53 PM
It is related that Abu 'Uthman was once riding in the street when a pot
of ashes was thrown down upon him. He dismounted, and prostrated
himself to God in gratitude, and then brushed the ashes from his
clothes without saying a word. 'Shall you not rebuke them?' he was
asked, but he replied, 'A man who deserves hellfire but receives only
ashes cannot fairly be angry'.
[Signs of good character]

SubhanAllah.
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 09:55 PM
O Allah! How can I ask you for any favours knowing how disobedient I
am, but how can I not ask you for anything knowing how Generous You
are?
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 09:58 PM
Every utterance that comes forth does so with the vestment of the heart
from which it emerged.
- Hikam of Ibn Ibn Ata'illah
[Commentry] It is said, that the tongue translates what is in the heart.
If the heart is confused or sick, so are the utterances. If the heart is
wholesome and pure, then the utterances are real and appropriate. If
you contemplate deeply what is being said, you will come to know the
state of the speaker and the extent of his connectedness to the Truth
and his position with Allah.
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 10:11 PM
A'isha (radiAllahu anha) narrated two verses (couplets)
'if the friends of Zulaikha could see the blessed face of Rasulullah
(salAllahu alayhi wasalam),
they would have cut their hearts instead of their hands'
[Sham'il at-Tirmidhi]

:wub:
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 10:24 PM
Forrgive him who wrongs you;
join him who cuts you off;
do good to him who does evil to you;
and speak the truth even if it be against yourself.
^^ Inscribed on the prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam)'s sword.
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Ghazalah
03-19-2011, 10:28 PM
If asked whether you love God, say nothing. This is because if you say,
'I do not love God,'you are an unbeliever. If, on the other hand, you
say, 'I do love God,' your actions contradict you.
- Fudayl
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Revert 2010
03-20-2011, 12:29 AM
Salaam, I found this pretty profound, in which I feel encompasses a myriad of things in life: "Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."
Booker T. Washington
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Faatin
03-20-2011, 12:50 AM
"I've always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other." - Ronald Reagan (April 11, 1984)

A wise man once said, "I don't know, go ask a woman." - Unknown <---------hahahaha =)

Love is giving someone the power to destroy you...but trusting them not to. - Unknown

Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them. - Lou Holtz <-------- heh..

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong
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Flame of Hope
03-20-2011, 01:01 AM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
If asked whether you love God, say nothing. This is because if you say,
'I do not love God,'you are an unbeliever. If, on the other hand, you
say, 'I do love God,' your actions contradict you.
- Fudayl
Beautiful! Mashallah!
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Flame of Hope
03-20-2011, 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Revert 2010
"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."
Booker T. Washington
Paradise is worth having. :wub:

Kinda gives an idea how much work we gotta do.
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SlaveOfGod
03-20-2011, 01:58 AM
"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter"
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'Abd Al-Maajid
03-20-2011, 02:13 AM
A stitch in time saves nine.
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Flame of Hope
03-20-2011, 02:16 AM
Originally Posted by 'Abd Al-Maajid
A stitch in time saves nine.
Is there an explanation for this saying? ^o)
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'Abd Al-Maajid
03-20-2011, 02:23 AM
^ Umm...It has something to do with procrastination. It need not necessarily be relation to rips and holes in the fabric...:ermm:
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Ghazalah
03-21-2011, 07:37 PM
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde
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Ghazalah
03-21-2011, 07:46 PM
“If you’re in prayer, take care of your heart; if you’re eating, take care of your throat; if you’re in another man’s house, take care of you eyes; if you are among people take care of your tongue.

Remember two matters and forget two matters: remember Allah and death, forget any good that you have done to another and any evil that was done to you by another”

From the wise saying of Luqman
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Flame of Hope
03-23-2011, 07:02 AM
“The way to be safe is never to feel secure”
- Henry H. Tweedy


“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
- Henri Bergson
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Ghazalah
03-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Ibn Qudamah (rahimahumullah) once said that when one slanders you, you should be thankful that he spoke something about you which was untrue, for there are many blemishes on your account which are true which Allah hid from the world.
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Ghazalah
03-23-2011, 08:31 PM
“Yearning for Allah and His meeting is like the gentle breeze blowing upon the heart, extinguishing the blaze of the Dunya. Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord shall be in a state, calm and tranquility, and whosoever sent it amongst the people shall be disturbed and excessively perturbed.” - Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
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Ghazalah
03-23-2011, 08:34 PM
“A sign that Allah (SWT) despises you is when you find yourself wasting your time with trivial matters; in this way you miss your chance of going to heaven. And a sign that Allah (SWT) likes you is when you find yourself fulfilling more duties than you have time for.” A saying goes, ‘The devil makes work for idle thumbs.’ If you want to know whether Allah (SWT) is pleased with you, then think: Are you busy or idle?"

~ Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
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Flame of Hope
03-25-2011, 08:55 PM
Some very interesting Nigerian proverbs: :D

“A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigritude.”

“Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.”
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Revert 2010
03-25-2011, 09:17 PM
Salaam some more:

“There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all"

"The beginning is always today."
-- MARY WOLLSTONECROFT ( I think this is Mary Shelley, can anyone confirm this, love her work).

Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
Victor Hugo
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:31 PM
...When I love him(my faithful servant) I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him" (Al-Bukhari).

:wub:
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:34 PM
"Watch your eye, should it ever reveal to you the faults of others, say to it - Oh my eye, other people have eyes too"

~Imaam Al-Shafi (ra)
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:40 PM
"A man who treats a woman like a queen, most likely means he was raised by one"

~ My sis :p
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:42 PM
When you feel you cannot take it any more, complain to Him and Him alone, then wait patiently until he answers your supplication. Seek solace with the supplication of Yaqub (AS) over his son, Yusuf (AS), “Indeed I complain of my grief and sorrow only to Allah…” (Quran 12:86)
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:42 PM
"I believe in Islam like I believe in the sun rising, not just because I can see it, but because, by it, I see everything"
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:43 PM
Al Awza'i: Whoever remembers death often will find a small amount enough for him and whoever includes his speech in his deeds will speak little.
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:45 PM
Abu Darda said: "Three make me laugh. Those that make me laugh are a person who puts his hopes in this worldly life while death pursues him, a person who is heedless of Allah while Allah is not heedless of him, and a person who always laughs while he does not know whether he has pleased Allah or angered Him." (Collected by Ibn Al Mubarak)
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:49 PM
"Shaytan rejoiced when Adam (peace be upon him) came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again."

~ Ibnnul-Qayyim
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:50 PM
Al-Ghazali said, "If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya' and chosen elite, and is watching over you, have you not heard His saying, "So wait steadfastly for the judgment of your Lord - you are certainly before Our eyes.[At-Tur 52:48]
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:57 PM
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

~Voltaire.
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 09:59 PM
If we had perfect power like God to determine our destinies, & perfect vision like God to see the future & know what is best for us, we would choose exactly the fate that God chose for us.

~Al-Ghazali

:wub:
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Umar Ibn Khattab (may Allah swt be pleased with him) said:

"I am not worried about whether my du'a will be responded to, but rather I am worrried about whether I will be able to make du'a or not. So if I have been guided by Allah to make du'a, then (I know) that the response will come with it"
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 10:06 PM
"Hench? Try benching ya duvet for fajr salaah you muppet!!!"

~My dad to my brother :p -Sorry couldn't help it lol
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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 10:13 PM
"If Allaah SWT opens up a door for you no one can close it, if Allaah decides that he wants you to have something you’ll have it... When all the doors and avenues are closed for you and no one can help you, you know who to turn to because you want someone to open that door for you and someone who can help you and that someone is Al-Fattah (The Opener). He is waiting for you to come to him and to ask him, he will open up the door at the right time..."

~Shaykh Riad Ourzazi

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Ghazalah
03-25-2011, 10:16 PM
One of the Salaaf said: "Beware of the life of this world because its magic is more effective than that of Harut and Marut. The two latter's separate a man from his wife whereas the life of this world separates a man from his Rabb."

One of my favourites. :D
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Innocent Soul
03-27-2011, 09:28 AM
Many problems in our life will disappear if we start talking to each other rather than talking about others.
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:17 AM
Ibn Masud said: "Falling asleep when remembering Allah is from Shaytan, if you want you can test this: when you lie down and want to fall asleep, try remembering Allah." (Bukhari)

Can someone please explain this to me? :embarrass
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:19 AM
"The Dunya is worthless to its Lord, and yet it belongs to Him. So it's not right that you value it so much, and it's not even yours!" (Yahya b. Mu'adh, Hilyat'l-Awliya', 14549)
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:20 AM
Tell me who your friend is, and I'll tell you who you are.
~Turkish proverb

So true.
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:25 AM
I love this one:

"This world is like a shadow, run after it and you will never be able to catch it, turn your back against it and it has no choice but to follow you."

~Ibn al-Qayyim
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:28 AM
" Hearts are like cooking pots. They boil whatever is in them. And the scooping spoons of these pots, are the tongue. Henceforth, look to a person whenever he speaks. For sure, his tongue will scoop up for you what is simmering in his heart; whether it's something sweet or sour, fresh or stale. "

~Ibn al- Qayyim
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:29 AM
Someone said to Al-Hasan Al-Basree "We are unable to perform the night prayer so prescribe me a cure.” Al-Hasan Al-Basree said,
“Do not disobey Him during the day and He will help you stand before Him during the night."

:wub:
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:34 AM
For I am like incense. The more you burn me, the more fragrant I become.

~Imam Al-Shafi
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:43 AM
"It doesn't mean that one shouldn't enjoy life, but that when one understands that the "complete happiness" they are looking for in this dunya doesn't exist here, then it becomes easier to go thru trials and to work for your akhirah."

~Sh. Muhammad Alshareef
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:44 AM
'If you desire Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, be persistent in doing the things He loves.'

~Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal rahimahullaah
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:45 AM
As long as you are performing prayer, you are knocking at the door of Allah, and whoever is knocking at the door of Allah, Allah will open it for him.

~Ibn al-Qayyim
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 05:46 AM
"Relationship
before marriage is only for a mans pleasure,


But a
Relationship after marriage is for a women's Dignity"
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'Abd Al-Maajid
03-31-2011, 02:08 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
"Relationship
before marriage is only for a mans pleasure,


But a
Relationship after marriage is for a women's Dignity"
tbh i kinda like this...hehe
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Fivesolas
03-31-2011, 02:35 PM
Proberbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
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Haya emaan
03-31-2011, 02:41 PM
"i have not failed, i have just found ten thousand ways that do not work"
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Revert 2010
03-31-2011, 08:14 PM
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Ghazalah
03-31-2011, 08:16 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
Ibn Masud said: "Falling asleep when remembering Allah is from Shaytan, if you want you can test this: when you lie down and want to fall asleep, try remembering Allah." (Bukhari)

Can someone please explain this to me?
:bump1:

:popcorn:
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Flame of Hope
04-01-2011, 05:18 AM
lol. I'll try.

I think what it means is that Shaytan hates it when you remember Allah. So if you were to lie down in order to sleep, all you would have to do is try to remember Allah. Shaytan would quickly use his tricks to make you fall asleep.....so that you don't remember Him.

But maybe somebody else has got a better explanation. ^o)
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Endymion
04-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Paid in Full.

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper,
and he handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on.
After his mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: 50c
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: 25c
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00

Total owed: £14.75
Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see
the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen,
turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge.

For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge.
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years: No Charge.

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge.
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge,
Son When you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears
in his eyes, and he looked straight up at his mother and said, 'Mom, I sure do love you."
And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote:
"PAID IN FULL".
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Hannah.
04-01-2011, 05:58 PM
"All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire."
— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
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Haya emaan
04-02-2011, 06:53 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
Ibn Masud said: "Falling asleep when remembering Allah is from Shaytan, if you want you can test this: when you lie down and want to fall asleep, try remembering Allah." (Bukhari)

Can someone please explain this to me? :embarrass
this reminds me of the story i read some where... it was smewhat like this..

a man came to the imam (don't remember the name) and told his problem that he cant sleep at nights.. the imam told him to pray nafils the whole night and that the problem will be cured by this.. next day he came looking very fresh and told the imam that just after few nafils he was gone to sleep.. imam said your falling to sleep was from shaytan. so instead of sleeping u should had tried to get rid of that shaytan who didn't want u to pray in front of Allah
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Revert 2010
04-03-2011, 05:18 PM
"Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember." David Mamet
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Flame of Hope
04-12-2011, 01:57 AM
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. :statisfie
Chinese Proverb

The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
English Proverb

Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
German Proverb

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
English Proverb

No bees, no honey; no work, no money.
Proverb

Everyone is wise until he speaks. :thumbs_up
Irish Proverb

There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.
American Proverb

He who asks the question is a fool for a minute; he who does not is a fool forever.
Chinese Proverb
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Revert 2010
04-12-2011, 07:23 AM
"By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
- Socrates
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Hannah.
04-12-2011, 11:14 AM
“A human being is tested so that he may come to know the reality of himself and others. Life is consists of constant testing; testing with what is bad, or testing with what is good. However, what is best for the believer may be found in what he hates, and what is bad for him may be found in what he likes. The true believer is the one who loves that which Allah has chosen for him. So, if He tests him with something that he loves, he thanks Him, and if He tests him with that which he hates, he is patient and thanks Him in this case, as well. And Allah – the Glorified – gives the believer in accordance with what will lead to his happiness in either this World or the next. So, if it is better for him to have something, Allah gives it to him. If it is better for him not to have something, Allah prevents him from having that thing, just as one who is sick is prevented from too much food or water. Therefore, it is upon a person to completely submit to Allah – the Glorified – in regards to what He has chosen for him, and to be pleased with what Allah has given him, and to understand that if Allah prevents him from something, then it is because Allah wishes to save him from being tested with that thing.”
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Ubeyde
04-12-2011, 03:21 PM
From Idris Alayhi Salam:


"Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his Lord."

"None can show better gratitude for Allah's favours than he who shares them with others."

"Do not envy people for what they have, as they will only enjoy it for a short while."

"He who indulges in excess will benefit from it."

"The real joy of life is to have wisdom."
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Ubeyde
04-12-2011, 06:25 PM
5 a day Keeps the Shaitan away. :)
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Ubeyde
04-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Originally Posted by Ubeyde
From Idris Alayhi Salam:


"Happy is he who looks at his own deeds and appoints them as pleaders to his Lord."

"None can show better gratitude for Allah's favours than he who shares them with others."

"Do not envy people for what they have, as they will only enjoy it for a short while."

"He who indulges in excess will benefit from it."

"The real joy of life is to have wisdom."
It should read "He who indulges in excess will NOT benefit from it."
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Flame of Hope
04-12-2011, 06:53 PM
Originally Posted by Hannah.
"All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire."
— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
Nice one. :)
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Flame of Hope
04-12-2011, 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Ubeyde
"Do not envy people for what they have, as they will only enjoy it for a short while."
Originally Posted by Hannah.
“A human being is tested so that he may come to know the reality of himself and others. Life is consists of constant testing; testing with what is bad, or testing with what is good. However, what is best for the believer may be found in what he hates, and what is bad for him may be found in what he likes. The true believer is the one who loves that which Allah has chosen for him. So, if He tests him with something that he loves, he thanks Him, and if He tests him with that which he hates, he is patient and thanks Him in this case, as well. And Allah – the Glorified – gives the believer in accordance with what will lead to his happiness in either this World or the next. So, if it is better for him to have something, Allah gives it to him. If it is better for him not to have something, Allah prevents him from having that thing, just as one who is sick is prevented from too much food or water. Therefore, it is upon a person to completely submit to Allah – the Glorified – in regards to what He has chosen for him, and to be pleased with what Allah has given him, and to understand that if Allah prevents him from something, then it is because Allah wishes to save him from being tested with that thing.”
Beautiful sayings worth remembering.....

Jazakallah khair!
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Revert 2010
04-12-2011, 08:26 PM
A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
Persian Proverb
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Flame of Hope
04-14-2011, 08:02 PM
If you are aware of your humility, then you are arrogant. - Ibn Ata'illah
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Flame of Hope
04-14-2011, 08:03 PM
The prayer is from the Hereafter, so when you enter it you leave the world.
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Zafran
04-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Originally Posted by Flame
If you are aware of your humility, then you are arrogant. - Ibn Ata'illah
Salaam

thats a good one as many of Ibn Ata'illah hikams are.

peace
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Ghazalah
04-14-2011, 08:57 PM
Originally Posted by Flame
The prayer is from the Hereafter, so when you enter it you leave the world.
That's beautiful.

More of a dua- Ya Allah, your plans for my life, are always better than my dreams.
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Ghazalah
04-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Aasiyah, the wife of Fir’own.

Her eman in Allah thrived under the shadow of someone who said, “I am your Lord, Most High!” When news reached Fir’own of his wife’s eman, he beat her and commanded his guards to beat her. They took her out in the scalding noon heat, tied her hands and feet, and beat her perpetually. Who did she turn to? She turned to Allah! She prayed, “My Lord, build for me a home with you in Paradise, save me from Fir’own and his deeds, and save me from the transgressive people.”

It was narrated that when she said this, the sky opened for her and she saw her home in Paradise. She smiled. The guards watched astonished – she’s being tortured and she smiles? Frustrated, Fir’own commanded a boulder to be brought and dropped on Aasiyah to crush her to death. But Allah took her soul before the boulder was brought and she became an example for all the believing men and women till the end of time:

وَضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اِمْرَأَةَ فِرْعَوْنَ إِذْ قَالَتْ رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِندَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَنَجِّنِي مِن فِرْعَوْنَ وَعَمَلِهِ وَنَجِّنِي مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe: the wife of Fir’own [Pharaoh] when she said, “My Lord, Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir’own and his deeds, and save me from the transgressive [disbelieving people] (At-Tahreem 66/11).

SubhanAllah I can never get enough of reading about Asiya, she is one amazing woman. imsad
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Ghazalah
04-14-2011, 09:15 PM
When He gives, He shows you His kindness; when He deprives, He shows you His power. And in all that, He is making Himself known to you and coming to you with His gentleness. -Ibn Ata’Allah
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Ghazalah
04-14-2011, 09:27 PM
And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him.” ~ Ibn al-Qayyim
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Ghazalah
04-14-2011, 09:30 PM
“As for the weeping of the Prophet (saw) it was in the
same degree as his laughter. He wouldn’t sob loudly and
raise his voice, just like his laughter wasn’t loud.
However his eyes would fill up with tears, until they
flowed out, and you would hear the sound like that of a
whistling kettle coming from his chest. He would weep
out of mercy for the dead, out of fear and compassion
for his ummah, out of deep fear of Allah, upon
listening to the Qur’an. And it was a weeping of longing, love and
exaltation, accompanied by fear and khashyah”.


~Ibn al-Qayyim
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Nayab
04-14-2011, 09:44 PM
If Allah (SWT) brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.
In Happy moments, praise ALLAH (SWT) .
In Difficult moments, seek ALLAH (SWT)
In Quiet moments, worship ALLAH (SWT)
In Painful moments, trust ALLAH (SWT)
In Every moment, thank ALLAH (SWT)
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Revert 2010
04-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Salaam, some really great quotes here : )
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Flame of Hope
04-16-2011, 07:18 AM
Some sayings of Ali(Ra) who was raised up by the Prophet Muhammad(saws):

• The strongest amongst you is he who subdues his self.

• He who praises you murders you.

• He who purifies his heart from doubt is a believer.

• Knowledge and practice are twins, and both go together. There is no knowledge without practice, and no practice without knowledge.

• A wise man is he who does not despair of the bounty and mercy of God.

• He who is aware of his own faults is oblivious of the faults of others.
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Flame of Hope
04-16-2011, 07:22 AM
Some sayings of Umar(Ra) the conqueror of Persia and Rome, the Noble Companion of Muhammad (saws):


"Avoidance of sin is lighter than the pain of remorse."

"May God have mercy on him who sends me my faults as a present." (I love this one...:) )
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Innocent Soul
04-16-2011, 08:35 AM
Sorry,
MODERATERS : Please delete this.
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Junon
04-16-2011, 12:33 PM
Salaam

Always liked this.

'That the end justifies the means is a flawed proposition.
If the means are bad they debase the end, even if the end was
orginally well intended, history is littered with examples
of how bad means corrupt good ends'.

A qoute from the late Jimmy Reid.
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Flame of Hope
04-16-2011, 05:48 PM
:sl:

Originally Posted by Junon
'That the end justifies the means is a flawed proposition.
If the means are bad they debase the end, even if the end was
orginally well intended, history is littered with examples
of how bad means corrupt good ends'.
I hope you don't mind if I steal this saying and put it under the "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" thread. :D
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Sawdah
04-16-2011, 08:01 PM
:sl:

Imam ash-Shaafi`ee - rahimahullaah - said:

"When it comes to my provisions, I rely upon Allah, my Creator; And I know with certainty that He will no doubt provide for me. Whatever’s in my due, will not pass me by, Even if it were to be in the depths of the sea. Allah the Exalted will bring it forth by His Grace, Even if I were to remain silent over it. So, what... can a soul feel sorrow over, When the Most Merciful has set the provisions of the creation?"
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Flame of Hope
04-17-2011, 06:28 AM
The best form of devotion to the service of Allah is not to make a show of it. - Ali ibn Abu Talib (radhiallahu anhu)
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Flame of Hope
04-17-2011, 06:39 AM
“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.”
Elbert Hubbard
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Revert 2010
04-17-2011, 12:56 PM
This above all: to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare
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tw009
04-17-2011, 03:33 PM
Defeat is not the worst of failures
Not to have tried is the worst of failures.
- George E. Woodbury
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Sawdah
04-17-2011, 04:11 PM
“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” -John Cotton Dana
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Revert 2010
04-17-2011, 10:16 PM
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
Charles Dickens
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Flame of Hope
04-18-2011, 06:54 AM
A wise old owl sat on an oak,
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
(Edward H. Richards)
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Flame of Hope
04-19-2011, 05:25 AM
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim said: “The degree to which a person is helped and aided by Allah depends on the degree of his intention, drive, aim and hopes. Help from Allah comes to people in proportion to their drive, intention, hopes and fears, and failure comes to them in like manner.”
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Flame of Hope
04-19-2011, 05:30 AM
The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “The Mujahid (one who strives in way of Allah) is the one who strives against his own self for the sake of Allah.” [Reported by al-Tirmidhee. See al-Saheehah (549)]
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Innocent Soul
04-22-2011, 09:21 AM
You cannot change the behavior, attitude, mindset of people around us but we can change the way we react to their behavior.
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Revert 2010
04-22-2011, 05:11 PM
Salaam, two great quotes: "If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney
"To love someone means to see him as God intended him."
Feodor Dostoevsky
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Flame of Hope
04-22-2011, 07:31 PM
Abû Dardâ (radiyAllâhu ‘anhu) said, “From the completion of taqwâ is that the slave fears from his Lord even with regards to things the weight of an atom.”
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Flame of Hope
04-22-2011, 07:33 PM
Fudayl ibn ‘Iyâd (rahimahullâh) said, “If Iblîs conquers the son Adam with one of the three [things] he says: I will not seek anything else from him - 1) being fond of himself, 2) deeming his deeds to be plentiful, and 3) forgetfulness of his sins.”
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Flame of Hope
04-22-2011, 07:46 PM
Ahmad ibn Harb (rahimahullâh) would say, “If six mannerisms are gathered in a woman, her goodness is perfected: Guarding the five prayers, yielding to her husband, pleasing her Lord, guarding her tongue from backbiting and gossip, forsaking worldly possessions, and being patient following a tragedy.”
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Flame of Hope
04-23-2011, 10:28 PM
"If a man like Muhammad (saws) was to assume the dictatorship of the world, the world would be filled with peace, justice and harmony." :wub:
- George Bernard Shaw.
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Flame of Hope
04-23-2011, 10:30 PM
The sign that Allah is pleased with His servant is that His servant is pleased with His decree. :statisfie
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Flame of Hope
04-24-2011, 04:25 AM
'A'ishah narrated:

"Once, when I saw the Prophet in a good mood, I said to him: "O Messenger of Allah! Supplicate to Allah for me!"

So, he said: "O Allah! Forgive 'A'ishah her past and future sins, what she has hidden, as well as what she has made apparent."

So, I began smiling, to the point that my head fell into my lap out of joy.

The Messenger of Allah said to me: "Does my supplication make you happy?"

I replied: "And how can your supplication not make me happy?"

He then said: "By Allah, it is the supplication that I make for my Ummah in every prayer."" :wub:

[Reported in 'Sahih Mawarid adh-Dhaman' (# 1875), and it is in 'as-Silsilah as-Sahihah' (# 2254)]
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tw009
04-24-2011, 05:53 AM
"Whenever you begin to hold on to things in this life, Allah lets you know that nothing is permanent but Him. All your life you learn to love things, as soon as you get real close, Allah snatches it away from you. Just to let you always know to remember to be humble, always put your trust in Allah. Not money, not material things, but in Allah."

- Imam Siraj Wahhaj

:cry:
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Hannah.
05-01-2011, 08:36 PM
"I don't smoke but I keep a match box in my pocket. Every time my heart slips towards sin,
I light a match and place my palm over it. I then say to myself, oh Ali, you can't even bear this heat,
then how will you bear the unbearable heat of Hell-fire?"

- Muhammad Ali
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Ansariyah
05-01-2011, 08:46 PM
“All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say ‘no’ and said ‘yes’.” ~Moss Hart
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Innocent Soul
05-02-2011, 08:09 AM
Pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger.
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AmineH
05-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Impossible isn't possible .
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Revert 2010
05-02-2011, 09:54 PM
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore
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Revert 2010
05-03-2011, 09:22 PM
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step". Dr Martin Luther King Jr
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden,
but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
Nor is duty beneficial because it is commanded,
but it is commanded because it is beneficial.
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:37 PM
The Prophet] David (peace be upon him) once said:
“My God , how can I thank You, when my thankfulness to You is itself a blessing from among Your gracious favors?”

So Allah (Blessed and Exalted is He) conveyed to him by way of inspiration: “Now you have thanked Me indeed! .”
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:38 PM
“Thankfulness [shukr] is the conscious awareness of the fact that you are quite incapable of thankfulness.” - Abu ‘Uthman [al-Hiri]
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:40 PM
“Thankfulness for thankfulness is more complete than simple thankfulness . This means that you regard your thankfulness as the result of His enablement [tawfiq], and you have received that enablement on account of the gracious favors bestowed upon you, so you give thanks to Him for the thankfulness He has enabled you to experience. Then you thank Him for the thankfulness-upon-thankfulness, and so on ad infinitum.”
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:42 PM
“Thankfulness [shukr] means that you do not look upon yourself as worthy of the gracious favor you have received.Verily, you will not arrive at pure freedom as long as you see any trace of your servitude to God emanating from yourself.” al-Junaid (RA)
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:44 PM
I love this one! :wub:


If my thanking Allah for His blessings is a blessing,
then I must thank Him in the same measure again.
How can one thank Him save by His grace
as time goes on, and life goes by?
My only excuse is that I am inadequate
but my excuse is a confession that I have no excuse.

Ibn Abi’l-Dunya
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 09:48 PM
A man once said to Ibn al-Mubarak: ‘Is there anyone who will advise us?’ He replied, ‘Rather, is there anyone who will accept the advice?’

:wub:
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Flame of Hope
05-03-2011, 10:00 PM
He who takes pride in his good deeds is in sin, and he who is ashamed of his evil deeds is in obedience.- [Ja'afar al Sadiq]
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in jihad
05-04-2011, 01:13 AM
The Messenger of Allah is reported to have said:

"There are three destructive things: to be a miser, to follow ones whim, and to be arrogant."
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Flame of Hope
05-04-2011, 06:51 AM
Hatim al-Asam said, “The one who delays four things until four others will find Paradise – sleep until the grave, pride until the accounting [of good and bad deeds], repose until after the crossing of the Siraat, and desires until entering Paradise.”
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Flame of Hope
05-04-2011, 06:53 AM
Hatim Al-Asam said, “Four things are not appreciated except by four types of people – youth is not appreciated but by the old, freedom from worries is not appreciated but by those afflicted with calamities, health is not appreciated but by those in poor health, and life is not appreciated but by the dead.”

:wub: :wub:
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Flame of Hope
05-04-2011, 06:55 AM
Ali Ra said, “Four things, a little of which is still a lot – pain, poverty, fire, and enmity.”

:wub:
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Dirt 101
05-04-2011, 03:58 PM
"For a lot of people, the formula for bringing light into their lives is to remove the darkness.
It doesn't work like that. You cannot take a bucketful of darkness and throw it out the window.
Try the other way - just bring in the light, and the darkness will automatically leave."
Prem Rawat
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Dirt 101
05-04-2011, 08:14 PM
"In your greatest darkness, you have more light in you than you can possibly realize.
When you feel hated, you have more love in you than you can possibly imagine.
When you feel stupid, you have more wisdom in you than you would ever know what to do with.
When you are in doubt, you have more clarity in you than you could ever fathom."
Prem Rawat
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Dirt 101
05-04-2011, 08:27 PM
"Look in you. Look in your heart.
And you will find the truest essence of your existence.
The holiest of all scriptures that ever will be,
will be in the temple of your heart."
Prem Rawat
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Flame of Hope
05-05-2011, 12:28 AM
"Man's fear of Allah is equal to his knowledge of Him and his renunciation of worldly pleasures is equal to his desire in the Hereafter." - Fudayl bin `Iyyad (Rahimahullah)
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Flame of Hope
05-05-2011, 12:53 AM
Be Like The Bee. :wub:

Said one of the zuhhåd: "I can never imagine that someone could hear about Paradise and Hellfire and can still waste an hour without performing any act of obedience to Allaah; neither remembrance, prayer, reciting Quraan nor an act of charity or kindness.”

Someone said to him: "I weep profusely."

He replied: “That you laugh while confessing your sin is better than weeping yet being puffed-up with pride because of your deeds. For the deeds of a conceited person will never rise above his head.”

The person then requested: "Please counsel me."

So he replied: “Leave the world to those who hanker after it, as they leave the Afterlife to its seekers. And be in this world as the bee: it eats only good, produces only good, and when it rests upon anything it neither ruins it nor deflowers it.”

Al Fawaa-id, Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah), Pg.187
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Flame of Hope
05-05-2011, 01:16 AM
Now, that's what I call style!..... :wub:


'Urwah bin Az-Zubayr – may Allah have mercy on him – said:

"'Aa'ishah - may Allah be pleased with her - gave seventy thousand (dirhams) in charity, while her own skirt used to be patched."

- 'Abdullaah bin al-Mubaarak in Az-Zuhd wa Ar-Raqaa'iq 1/588, #705

:wub::wub::wub:
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Hannah.
05-07-2011, 04:27 PM
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness
cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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Flame of Hope
05-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Originally Posted by Hannah.
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness
cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Beautiful quote. Jazakallah khair. :wub:
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tw009
05-09-2011, 02:37 AM
"To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
To seek him, the greatest adventure;
To find him, the greatest human achievement."
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Flame of Hope
05-09-2011, 03:43 AM
Originally Posted by tw009
"To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
:wub: :wub: :wub:
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Flame of Hope
05-09-2011, 10:32 PM
“I never saw a better admonisher than the grave, or anything more satisfying than a book, or anything safer than lack of socialization.” - ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-’Aziz bin ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-’Aziz
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Flame of Hope
05-09-2011, 10:35 PM
“You see the true character of men when you travel with them.” - Old Arabic saying
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Flame of Hope
05-09-2011, 11:06 PM
Imam ibn al-Jawzi (ra) was once asked:

"Is it better for me to make Tasbeeh (praise Allah) or to make Istighfaar (seek forgiveness)?"

He replied:

"The dirty robe is more in need of soap than perfume"

:wub:
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Flame of Hope
05-10-2011, 05:20 AM
Never do i argue with a man with a desire to hear him say what is wrong, or to expose him and win victory over him. When ever i face an opponent in debate I silently pray :-

"O Lord, help me so that truth may flow from his heart and on his tongue and so that if truth is on my side, he may follow me; and if truth be on his side may I follow him."

- Imam Ash-Shafi (Rahimullah)
:wub: :wub: :wub:
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abdussattar
05-10-2011, 06:22 AM
Originally Posted by Flame
anything safer than lack of socialization.
:wub:12characters
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Flame of Hope
05-10-2011, 09:14 PM
:Crescent:

Divine help means to have enough strength to do good deeds, when one intends to do them.

~Hazrat Ibrahim Adham (ra)
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tw009
05-12-2011, 12:15 AM
The brilliance of your mind is completely destroyed by the ignorance of your mouth.
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Innocent Soul
05-12-2011, 05:06 AM
The greatest value of having good people around you is not what you get from them but the better person you become because of them :).
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Flame of Hope
05-12-2011, 06:01 AM
Originally Posted by Safiya 1
The greatest value of having good people around you is not what you get from them but the better person you become because of them .
Nice. :wub:

My quote for today:

Whoever proposes to the world, then the world would not be satisfied until he gave up his Deen as dowry.
[Malik bin Dinar]
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Flame of Hope
05-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Some people worship Allah for the purpose of gaining His gifts: this is the worship of the merchants.
Some worship Him for the purpose of avoiding His punishment: this is the worship of the slaves.
Some worship Him to show gratitude to Him: this is the worship of the genuine ones - it is the best worship. :wub:

Hussain ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra)
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Haya emaan
05-13-2011, 01:48 PM
"i m responsible for what i say, not for what you understand"
Shakespeare
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Innocent Soul
05-13-2011, 03:26 PM
Life is best for those who enjoy it, difficult for those who analyse it and worst for those who criticise it.
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Revert 2010
05-13-2011, 04:43 PM
"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw
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abdussattar
05-14-2011, 12:37 AM
Originally Posted by mun-o-salwa
"i m responsible for what i say, not for what you understand"
Shakespeare
Really a very Important one in our lives..
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Haya emaan
05-14-2011, 03:26 PM
"born with personality is an accident but dying in a personality is an achievement"
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Flame of Hope
05-14-2011, 06:28 PM
"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer."

F.B. Meyer
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Flame of Hope
05-14-2011, 08:34 PM
Doubt sees the obstacles

Faith sees the way.

Doubt sees the darkest night

Faith sees the day.

Doubt dreads to take a step

Faith soars on high.

Doubt questions who believes?’

Faith answers, I.
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Hannah.
05-14-2011, 09:21 PM
"When we are born azaan is given but no salat. When we die salat is prayed but no azaan.
The azaan given at the time of our birth is the Azaan for the salat prayed at the time of our death.
Thats how short life is. So hate no-one, love all, pray sincerely, forgive genuinely, and pray your salats before your salat is prayed!"

- Ruhi Akter
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tw009
05-15-2011, 12:53 AM
Those who joyfully leave everything in God's hand will eventually see God's hand in everything. Because worries end where faith begins.
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Nayab
05-15-2011, 06:19 PM
Be yourself beautiful,and you will find the world full of beauty.
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Haya emaan
05-15-2011, 06:41 PM
some times in our life , we feel that all doors are closed
when that happens in your life, remember these words
all doors are closed, not locked
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tw009
05-15-2011, 11:23 PM
Imam Ar Raazi in his Tafseer: "It is very strange that Allah has other creations besides you, while you do not have any Rab besides him,However he looks after you as if he has no creations besides you while you serve him as if you have other gods besides him"
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Innocent Soul
05-16-2011, 01:55 AM
Don't depend too much on anyone in this world, because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness...
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Nayab
05-16-2011, 09:14 PM
Notice good things in others as quickly as you notice mistakes.
Forgive others as quickly as you expect GOD to forgive you.
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Nayab
05-16-2011, 09:18 PM
live as if you were to die tomorrow ..
learn as if you were to live forever.
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Flame of Hope
05-17-2011, 10:53 PM
The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.
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Flame of Hope
05-17-2011, 10:54 PM
Getting to know yourself better takes courage. It is far easier to hide behind a mask than to see yourself as you really are.
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Nayab
05-18-2011, 07:19 AM
If you reach for the highest of ideals, you shouldn't settle for less than the stars.
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Nayab
05-18-2011, 07:20 AM
The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing.
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Nayab
05-18-2011, 02:05 PM
The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what others say you cannot do..
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abdussattar
05-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by Nayab
The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what others say you cannot do..
Lis sooooo true
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 12:39 AM
He who takes pride in his good deeds is in sin, and he who is ashamed of his evil deeds is in obedience.
- [Ja'afar al Sadiq]
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 12:40 AM
May your main concern be three things -- repentance, piety, and vigilance.
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 01:09 AM
Rely on the All-Merciful in all your affairs; One who relies on Him is never at loss. The hypocrite looks for faults of others; the believer looks for excuses. Whenever you interact with people, deal with them as you would wish yourself to be dealt with by them, for a worshiper's faith is incomplete until he wants for other people what he wants for himself.

- [Imam al Ghazali ra]
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 01:12 AM
Aim for excellence not perfection.
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 01:14 AM
If God is with you, then what do you fear, and if God isn't with you, in what can you have hope?

[Hasan al basri ra]
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 01:33 AM
It is a false hope which expects forgiveness, while knowingly persisting in sin.

[Abdullah bin Khabeeq]
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tw009
05-19-2011, 02:10 AM
"Nothing is difficult if you seek it through your Lord, and nothing easy if you seek it through your self." — Ibn Attaillah al-Sakandari
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Flame of Hope
05-19-2011, 12:46 PM
Life is a series of rude awakenings.
If they're not rude, we tend not to awaken.
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Dirt 101
05-19-2011, 02:08 PM
One for spring...

Everyone has turned their face toward some direction.
But the saints have turned in the direction without directions.
In the direction without directions, all is spring.
Any other direction holds nothing but the cold of December.
Rumi
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Dirt 101
05-19-2011, 02:12 PM
One for this morning, where ever you are... (come out, come out!)

The morning breeze spreads it's fresh smell...
We must get up and take that in,
That wind which let's us live.
Breathe, Breathe, before it's gone!
Rumi?
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Dirt 101
05-19-2011, 02:16 PM
One for now...

You try to live in the past,
you can't live in the past.
You try to live in the future,
you can't live in the future.
You're stuck!
And if tomorrow should decide to come,
it must come as now.
Prem Rawat
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Zafran
05-19-2011, 04:15 PM
salaam

on similar lines (I'm not sure if this has been posted)

"The world is 3 days: As for yesterday, it has vanished along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it."
— Hasan Al-Basri (ra)

peace
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Innocent Soul
05-20-2011, 07:14 AM
Most fears are like soap bubbles, they seem big but have very little matter. Just prick them with the pin of hope and they will vanish.
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Dirt 101
05-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling
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Dirt 101
05-20-2011, 02:14 PM
Sometimes I wonder... whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on,
or by imbeciles who really mean it.

Mark Twain
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tw009
05-20-2011, 07:26 PM
"The believer speaks little, but does much. And the hypocrite talks a lot, but does little. The believer's speech is wisdom, his silence is contemplation, his gaze is pondering, his actions are righteous. So if this is your state, you shall perpetually be in worship."- Fudayl bin Iyyad
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Flame of Hope
05-20-2011, 07:48 PM
Originally Posted by tw009
"The believer speaks little, but does much. And the hypocrite talks a lot, but does little. The believer's speech is wisdom, his silence is contemplation, his gaze is pondering, his actions are righteous. So if this is your state, you shall perpetually be in worship."- Fudayl bin Iyyad
Jazakallah khair for this beautiful saying. :)

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peace_maker
05-21-2011, 10:28 AM
What you are never changes but, who you are never stops from changing.

--CSI Game ;p
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Innocent Soul
05-21-2011, 10:33 AM
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
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Dirt 101
05-21-2011, 05:53 PM
Only Breath

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu,
Buddhist, sufi or zen. Not any religion

or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up

from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,

am not an entity in this world or the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any

origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or soul.

I belong to the beloved, have seen the two
worlds as one and that one call to and know,

first, last, outer, inner, only that
breath breathing human being.

Jalal al-Din Rumi
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Hannah.
05-21-2011, 06:14 PM
"All Muslims should be in the real estate business, trying to purchase as many palaces in Jannah as possible."

- Yawar Baig
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tw009
05-21-2011, 08:46 PM
The heart will rest and feel relief if it is settled with Allah and it will worry and be anxious if it is settled with people. - Ibn Qayyim
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 10:36 PM
"Mans way lead to a hopeless end...
Allahs way leads to an endless hope..."
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 10:42 PM
"My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful." (Surat az-Zumar: 53)
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 10:49 PM
“For instance, if a man ceases to take any concern in worldly matters, conceives a distaste for common pleaures, and appears sunk in depression, the doctor will say, “This is a case of melancholy, and requires such and such prescription. The physicist will say, “This is a dryness of the brain caused by hot weather and cannot be relieved till the air becomes moist.” The astrologer will attribute it to some particular conjunction or opposition of plantes. “Thus far their wisdom reaches,” says the Koran. It does not occur to them that what has really happened is this: that the Almighty has a concern for the welfare of that man, and has therefore commanded His servants, the planets or the elements, to produce such a condition in him that he may turn away from the world to his Maker.The knowledge of this fact is a lustrous pearl from the ocean of inspirational knowledge, to which all other forms of knowldge are as islands in the sea.”

-The Alchemy of Happiness, Imam Al-Ghazali
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 10:50 PM
While you are reading this sentence, thousands of chemicals react in your eyes. Each of them, much more complex then you can imagine.More complex then the screen you are gazing at. Of course a Hi-Tech company built your screen, then who built your eyes?
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 10:57 PM
If you make intense supplication and the timing of the answer is delayed, do not despair of it. His reply to you is gauranteed; but in the way He chooses, not the way you choose, and at the moment He desires, not the moment you desire.
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 11:03 PM
“The servant exists between the Hands of Allah at two times- while standing during performing prayer, and while standing on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever fulfills the rights of the first standing, will in fact be facilitating the second one. And whoever considers this easy and does not pay due attention to it, he will be making the other one difficult for himself.” 'Ibn Al Qayyim

SubhanAllah.
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Ghazalah
05-21-2011, 11:07 PM
“He whom Allah has predestined to enter Paradise, the reasons which will cause his entrance shall spring from calamities; and he whom Allah has predestined to enter the Hellfire, the reasons which will cause his entrance shall spring from lusts.” Ibn Al-Qayyim
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Salahudeen
05-21-2011, 11:47 PM
"The best response to a fool is silence"
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Flame of Hope
05-22-2011, 01:52 AM
:sl:

Originally Posted by Salahudeen
"The best response to a fool is silence"
Very nice quote. :)

Okay, just wondering...... because I really want to follow this advice. How do we determine who a "fool" is?
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Salahudeen
05-22-2011, 02:00 AM
Originally Posted by Flame
:sl:



Very nice quote. :)

Okay, just wondering...... because I really want to follow this advice. How do we determine who a "fool" is?


:crickey:

:?


<_<

:ermm:

:-\
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Innocent Soul
05-23-2011, 07:52 AM
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.The shadow is what we think of it, but the tree is the real thing.
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Flame of Hope
05-23-2011, 07:50 PM
:sl:

This saying just blew me away...... I'm therefore hastening to share it with you. Here it is:

"Indeed mankind, all of them, are destroyed except those with knowledge and all those with knowledge are destroyed except those who act upon it and all those who act are destroyed except those who are sincere in their action and all those who are sincere are in great danger (of associating other than Allaah in their actions)."
[Mukhtasir Minhaaj il- Qaasideen of Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisee]
:phew :scared:

-----------------
This reminded me of the hadith of the Prophet (saws) who said if we knew what he knew we would weep much and laugh little.

May Allah make us among the sincere and dedicate all of our actions solely and only for Him alone, with no partner. Ameen.
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Flame of Hope
05-23-2011, 08:03 PM
"If a man seeks knowledge, it will appear in his face, hands an tongue and in his humility to Allah." - Hassan Al-Basri
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peace_maker
05-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Arguement gives confusion, Discussion gives solution.

--Yours truely
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tw009
05-24-2011, 05:20 PM
“Do not resent the calamities that come and the disasters that occur; perhaps in something that you dislike will be your salvation, and perhaps in something that you prefer will be your doom.”- Hassan al Basri
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'Aleena
05-24-2011, 06:38 PM

If we were to wake up some morning and find that


everyone was the same race, creed and color,


we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken

***

“Allah sometimes takes us into troubled waters

Not to drown us, but to cleanse us.”


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Flame of Hope
05-24-2011, 07:47 PM
Originally Posted by Ghazalah
“The servant exists between the Hands of Allah at two times- while standing during performing prayer, and while standing on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever fulfills the rights of the first standing, will in fact be facilitating the second one. And whoever considers this easy and does not pay due attention to it, he will be making the other one difficult for himself.” 'Ibn Al Qayyim
I looooooooooove this quote!!! :wub:

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tw009
05-24-2011, 08:27 PM
Verily my happiness is my Iman; and verily, my Iman is in my heart; and verily, my heart does not belong to anyone but Allah - Asmaa Bint Abi Bakr

:cry:
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Dirt 101
05-25-2011, 07:52 PM
This gift of life,
I have learnt from you.

I hear your voice,
so precious in my heart.

I carry in my soul words of peace,
filling my being.

Thank you for bringing peace, hope and joy
to my life.

Benita
inmate, unit 31
Ezeiza, Argentina


"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."

Plato
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abdussattar
05-27-2011, 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by k.aleena
“Allah sometimes takes us into troubled waters

Not to drown us, but to cleanse us.”
Subhanallah :cry:
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Nayab
05-28-2011, 05:52 PM
Man’s way leads to a hopeless end Allah’s way leads to an endless hope.
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Misz_Muslimah
05-29-2011, 07:48 PM
When the shaitaan reminds you of YOUR PAST; you remind him of HIS FUTURE...
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Revert 2010
05-29-2011, 08:06 PM
“Modesty and chastity are part of the faith.”
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Ghazalah
05-30-2011, 08:01 PM
Say 'O 'Ibadi [My Slaves] who have transgressed against themselves [by committing evil sins] Despair not of the mercy of Allah, verily, Allah forgives all sins. Truly he Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

:wub:
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Ghazalah
05-30-2011, 08:03 PM
Imam Amir-ul-Mu'mineen Ali (as) said: "Having the Greatness of the Creator in your mind would make you realise the insignificance of the creatures in your view."
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Sawdah
05-31-2011, 02:49 AM
"You can go to the gym, lift as many weights as you want, but if you can’t bench press your blanket at Fajr then it doesn’t mean anything."
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Who Am I?
05-31-2011, 03:03 AM
Originally Posted by Sawdah
"You can go to the gym, lift as many weights as you want, but if you can’t bench press your blanket at Fajr then it doesn’t mean anything."
I like this one. ;D

Sadly, I can't think of anything to add right now. imsad
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Flame of Hope
05-31-2011, 04:10 AM
True knowledge is not mentioned in relation to how much you memorise and then narrate, but rather, true knowledge is an expression of piety. - Ibn Mas'ud (radhiyallahu 'anhu)

:wub:
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