sayings of Jesus, peace be upon him, from traditional Arabic sources…

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sayings of Jesus, peace be upon him, from traditional Arabic sources, from an upcoming book by Hamza Yusuf...

According to Ahmad, Jesus was known
to have said, “Virtuous action does not
consist in doing good to someone who
has done good to you—that is merely
returning a favor. Virtuous action consists
in doing good to those who have wronged
you.” ……. Ahmad

Jesus said, “You will never obtain what
you desire except through patience with
what you despise.”
al-Ghazzali

Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “God has
given me the power to give life to the dead,
sight to the blind, sound to the deaf; but
He did not give me the power to heal the
fool of his foolishness.”
al-Razi

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salutations upon our beloved prophet…

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To be drawn into the Light of Allah and not be blinded,

O brothers and sisters, repeat with longing and with love:

as-salatu wa-s-salamu alayka Ya Rasulallah

as-salatu wa-s-salamu alayka Ya Habiballah

Heartfelt and profound greetings to your sublime soul,

O incomparable Prophet and uniquely beloved one of Allah.

—Atom from the Sun of Knowledge

love for the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him…

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ImageWe place our hand upon our heart when we speak his most beautiful name, Muhammad, because he is the true human heart—the essence of our own mystical heart, hidden far behind the heart of life throbbing within the human breast. He is not in the desert of Arabia, but in the heart. Love him and you will love all persons abundantly. Fail to love him, and you will fail to love anyone truly. Love him who is the perfection of human love, and you will overflow with love for Allah, Who is the Source of love. Disappear with ecstatic love into the Prophet of Allah, and you will disappear into Allah in mystic union …

– Atom from the Sun of Knowledge, by Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, may his secret be sanctified.

Book Review: Jihad or Ijtihad by S Irfan Habib

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“While Europe was still stuck in the Dark Ages, scientists in the Islamic world were translating Aristotle, and making huge strides in astronomy, mathematics and philosophy. Two thousand years later, the idea of ‘scientific progress’ seems to be locked in a hopeless war with Islam. When and how did Islam lose its enthusiasm for the workings of the natural world?”

S Irfan Habib, the celebrated Historian, has gifted us a great book with meaningful insight into the history of Islam and has tried to question the ambiguous idea of ‘Islamic science’ as a category distinct from ‘modern’, ‘Eurocentric’ science. Jihad or Ijtihad challenges stereotypes, as well as propaganda.

The author traces the evolution of the myth of Islam being pitted against modernism and challenges the idea by dwelling upon the life and works of the visionaries of the nineteenth century and continuing with the modern day ideologues. He cites the…

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In the Name

of the All-Merciful,

All-Compassionate One

YA ALLAH HUUUUU!

Allah created the heavens and the earth!

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Anas reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, 

“If the Hour is about to be established

and one of you was holding a palm shoot,

let him take advantage of even one second

before the Hour is established to plant it.

EVERYDAY IS EARTH DAY!

Subhanallah!

oh, beloved one, turn ceaselessly….

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oh, beloved one, turn ceaselessly....

This conscious turning toward your own True Source is the way to learn purity of heart and compassionate action. Turn ceaselessly toward Allah Most High…..

from The Heart of the Qurʼan: An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality, by Lex Hixon)

Wherever there is Shiva, sheer transcendent awareness, there is Shakti, the compassionate energy of manifestation. Shiva and Shakti are always together in mystic union. As the master teaches, one cannot consider the Absolute without the relative or the relative without the Absolute….This is all the play of God.

(from Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna, by Lex Hixon)