Thursday, September 25, 2008

Inspirational Insights

"If a drop of water falls in a lake there is no identity. But if it falls on a leaf of lotus it shines like a pearl. So choose the best place where you would shine."

"There is no greater force to live by than faith. Prayer gives us vision, courage, strength, and endurance. Prayer dissolves our prejudices, banishes our narrow-mindedness, and melts away our judgmental tendencies by expanding our hearts, minds, and spirits. We pray to God on our knees---but we also pray in peace, and joy, love, and laughter. Life is prayer."

"And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much." (42:30)

"A friend cannot be considered a friend until he is tested in three occasions: in time of need, behind your back, and after your death." Ali ibn abi Talib (radiAllah anhu)

"If anyone harms (others), God will harm him, and if anyone shows hostility to others, God will show hostility to him." Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 1625

"The spiritual warrior is he who breaks an idol; and the idol of each person is his Ego." Imam Abul Qasim al-Qushayri [from al-Risala al-Qushayrriya]

"Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right."

"Should all the people dust off their Quran, we would have one of the greatest dust storms of all time."

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