بسم الله الرحمان الريم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
~May these personal reminders be of sincere beenfit to you and reach you in the best of unwavering emaan, exemplary taqwa and polished health always, ameen.~

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Al walaaya - Invitation to sanctity

'In the heart, there is an emptiness and a need which nothing can satisfy except the remembrance of Allah (Swt). When remembrance becomes the watchword of the heart, then the servant continuously remembers Allah (Swt). Wherever he is, the tongue will follow. This is the remembrance which fills that emptiness and satisfies that need. He who practises it is rich without possessions, honoured without followers and revered without rank. One who neglects it is, by contrast, poor with all his wealth, abased with all his rank and power, worthless with all his followers'.
- Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (rh) -
(An extract from: 'The Invocation of God', p.81)

Monday, February 26, 2007

My heart's yearning. . .

Everyday my heart yearns for my Beloved Lord (Swt), and to be honest with you, I don't think that it will ever stop yearning, until The Day I return to Him. . . So until then, I shall fill the emptiness in my heart with the remembrance of my Lord (Swt) - for nothing else is quite sufficient.
I have come to realise,
that I am a lover of life.
But what I love most about it is death,
And the belief of finding a better life
after this one.
~Nasirah bint Loukman~