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Tuesday, May 04, 2004  

Treasure in the Ruins Demolish this house, for a thousand houses may be made from this carnelian. A treasure lies beneath the house, So don’t stand still, for there is no other way. Don’t be afraid of destroying the house, because with its treasure in your hand you can build a thousand houses without toil and pain. In the end this house will fall into ruin, and the treasure beneath it will be revealed; But it won’t be yours, since your soul receives that divine gift as wages for destroying the house. If it hasn’t done the hard work, it earns nothing: There is nothing for the human being hereafter but recompense for that which she has wrought here (3:25). -Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Mathnawi IV

posted by Abubak'r | 5/04/2004 03:34:00 PM |
As for him who fears to stand before his Lord and restrains the ego its desires, the Garden is shelter.
(The Snatchers:40)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked, undesirable things."
Whoever does good at night is rewarded during the day and whoever does good during the day is rewarded at night. Whoever is sincere in abandoning a desire is saved from catering to it. God is too noble to punish a heart that has abandoned a desire for His sake.
(Abu Sulayman ad-Darani)
Beware of your ego, and trust not its mischief;
The ego is worse than seventy devils.
(Arabic Poem)
Abu Bakar Balkhi
Md Mubaraq
Md Firdaus

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I seek God's forgiveness, and do not claim that my intention in producing this Blog is confined to good religious purposes; how may I do so when I am aware of the hidden desires, egotistic passions, and worldly wishes that I harbour? I do not claim innocence for myself; the ego is indeed an inciter to evil, save when my Lord shows mercy; my Lord is indeed Forgiving, Merciful. O God! I seek Your protection against my committing idolatry [shirk] knowingly, and Your forgiveness for that of which I am not aware! I ask God to make me and all other believers benefit from this Blog and to render my production of it purely for the sake of His Noble Countenance.

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