“The wound is the place
where the Light
“Come, let’s get to know each other
and make our work easier.
Let’s love, let’s be loved.
No one inherits this world.”
“It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.”
“Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be ready to fight the enemy you can see.”
“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad?”
“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
“Faith is not faith unless it seeks understanding.”
“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
“Allah, Most High, has truly blessed us. He has created just for us the mysterious spirit that He has breathed into us and by so doing distinguished us from all other physical creation. He has adorned us with our incomparable intellect, which further distinguishes us from all else in this creation. What other creature on this planet – another gift He has blessed us with – can even begin to create the likes of this Internet? Will we not stop, give thanks to our Merciful and Generous Lord? Will we not stop and realize how precious our lives are and begin to show each other more love, mercy, kindness and empathy? Will we not stop, take time, and reflect?”
“There is only what He wills.
So leave your cares and abandon them.
Leave your preoccupations
which distract you and you will have rest.”
“Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life;
without light and shade no picture is clear.”
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“You must be such an ardent lover of truthfulness that every statement you make assumes the quality of a solemn oath.”
“There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white and non-white.”
“With the rocks and mountains high,
Let me call, my Lord, on Thee.
At the dawn with birds that fly,
Let me call, my Lord, on Thee.”
“Those who refuse to listen should not expect to be heard.”
“To us pattern-designers, Persia has become a holy land, for there in the process of time our art was perfected.”
“I have always been particularly attached to the Muslim greeting – I thus greet you in the name of Peace.”
“Law is the sum of conditions under which the wishes of one person can be united with the wishes of another in accordance with the universal law of freedom.”
“You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.”
“Anyone who seeks God, will surely find Him. “
“The days of life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.”
“Light will someday split you open,
Even if your life is now a cage.
Little by little, you will turn into stars.
Little by little, you will turn into
the whole sweet, amorous universe.”
“The three most important things are giving charity during times of need; being impeccably mindful of God in private; and speaking the truth in the face of one you hope to benefit from, or one you fear.”
“Ashura, The 10th of Muharram, is a day for the Victorious. God gave victory to Moses over his enemy, and made him a symbol of victory for the oppressed; and He gave victory to Hussain over his enemy, and made him a symbol of steadfastness upon truth. So be like Moses and be like Hussain, and do not be content except in being of the victorious.”
“Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”
“Come, see what Love did to me.”