Wisdom …

“Wisdom is the lost property of the believer.

He picks it up wherever he finds it.”

— The Prophet Muhammad —

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Ali is the gate to the city of knowledge…

The Beloved Messenger of Allah, peace and more peace of Allah be upon him, said :
“I am the City of knowledge and Ali is the Gate of the City.

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There is no treasure like knowledge.
The realm of knowledge has no bounds.
The chief of talents is knowledge.

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Knowledge leads to wisdom,

accordingly the educated man is the wise one;

riches diminish by expenditure,

while knowledge is increased by dissemination.

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The heart is the source of wisdom, with the ear as its channel.
Philosophy is a, tree growing in the heart, and bearing its fruit on the tongue.

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Belief and wisdom are twin brothers;

Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala accepts not the one without the other.

everywhere…

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I made an oath to myself:
as long as I live
as long as my soul
remains in this body
I won’t deviate from the right way
but later I looked to my left
and then to my right
and I saw our beloved everywhere
how could I make a wrong turn?
– Rumi

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Say the meaning
without the alphabet –
if you can.

Say it without words,
so the heart can take over
the conversation “

– Rumi

Bawa ji on before we came…

The second time I read something that reminds me of The Little Soul and the Sun by Neale Donald Walsch.  🙂

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Man knows he has been born and must die.
He knows he needs to clean his food, curt and cook it,
and add salt or lemon, as well as other things,
to make the food tasty.
Only man has the wisdom to know these things.
Since man has this ability, he needs to find out
what he must do about birth and death.
He needs to find out about himself and
the One who created him.
He needs to know where he came from
and where he will go.
Those who came to this world with us
are changing their state and leaving.
The parents who gave birth to us have gone,
and so have our grandparents.
Kings have died, as well as beggars.
Where have they all gone?
We saw them once, but we no longer see them.
There must be an explanation for this.
There must be a place where we were before we came here,
a place to which we return after we leave.
That place could be our true homeland.
That place could be the one we must go to at the end.
We have to reflect on this.

Questions of Life, Answers of Wisdom Vol. 2- pg.124
Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.)