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Friday, June 17, 2005  

He put signs on the back of each of His destined blessings, which come to all. The heart knows these signs, but the mind does not. _____________________________________________________________ God taught man to do, while he could not do. God did for him what he thought he did. God gave all that he has to man only as a bridge to pass over. Blessed is he who passes this bridge in safety. _____________________________________________________________ And the Lord taught man the truth of himself and the trust He leaves in his hand. -Hadrat Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi al-Hatimi at-Ta'i (Interpreted by Shaikh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti), "Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom" (At-Tadbirat al-ilahiyyah fi islah al-mamlakat al-insaniyyah)

posted by Abubak'r | 6/17/2005 08:02:00 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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