Wednesday, March 30, 2011

move forward





In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else.

–Imam Al Ghazali

It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.

–Rumi

A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you then a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah.

–Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah

Indeed the whole world is imagination. Only He [Allah] is the real in Reality. Whoever understands this knows the secrets of the spiritual path.

–Ibn Arabi