A Muslim Joke!

February 26, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

A man was walking across a bridge one day and he saw another man standing on the edge, about to jump off and commit suicide. He immediately ran over and said “Stop! Don’t do it!”

“Why shouldn’t I?” the other said.

The man said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”

“Like what?”

“Well … are you religious or atheist?”

“Religious.”

“Me too!
Are you Muslim, Christian or Jewish?”

“Muslim.”

“Me too!
Sunni or Shiite?”

“Sunni.”

“Me too!
Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi or Maliki?”

“Hanafi.”

“Wow! Me too! Do you follow Sheikh Fulaan al Fullani or Sheikh Kaza Kazah?”

“Sheikh Fulaan al Fullani.”

To which the first man said, “What?!! Die, heretic scum!” and pushed him off.

Taken from the excellent Laughing Muslim blog. 

Ya Haqq!


Love’s Equation

February 22, 2007

Parallel lines in theory meet

In infinity

As two souls bound in this life might

In eternity

O joyous theorem! O blessed text!

This is Love’s equation, nothing less

Which governs this world and the next.

When first I saw You in the garden framed

By marigolds and moonlight

My eyes unwilling to look elsewhere

My heart unbidden chose my fate.

Like diamonds slowly formed

Yet holding light

From the first morning

Love infinitely abounds

And is eternally ‘aborning.

- Irving Karchmar, © 2007


Noteworthy

February 19, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Hakim Abdullah hosts the latest Carnival of Islam in the West. The Darvish post on Intention is one of the entries. Check out all the other excellent articles HERE.

Pamela K. Taylor, co-founder of Muslims for Progressive Values, has been named one of the panelists for the Newsweek-Washington Post’s On Faith series. Read her article, God Made Me Do It, HERE.

Islamic Tube is a Muslim take off of YouTube. Check out their many videos HERE.

Ya Haqq!


Master of the Jinn Ebook Update

February 17, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

It has been almost one month since Master of the Jinn has been offered as an EBOOK. Since that time almost 100 people have ordered it, so the experiment has been a success. The offer has no deadline, so if anyone wants a copy, please click HERE for details, or the Sufi Novel tab above.

Remember, the book costs only $5.00. And you don’t have to pay anything until you have read it, and then only if you enjoy it.

And as with the paperback, 10% of all profit goes to charity.

Ya Haqq!


Prophetic Wisdom

February 10, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Prophet (pbuh) said:
Remembrance of God is my friend;
Reason is the root of my faith;
Love is my foundation;
Enthusiasm is my horse;
Knowledge of God is my capital;
Firmness is my treasure;
Sorrow is my companion;
Science is my weapon;
Patience is my mantle;
Contentment is my reward;
Poverty is my pride;
Devotion is my art;
Conviction is my power;
Truth is my redeemer;
Obedience is my sufficiency;
Struggle is my manner
and my pleasure is in my prayer.

Taken from the Mystic Saint blog of our wise Brother Sadiq:

Ya Haqq!


Intention

February 1, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Our Brother Sadiq, of the excellent Mystic Saint blog, has asked that I give some advice on following the Sufi path of Love for those brothers and sisters who are not darvishes.  And so, I offer this exercise in intention that has always worked for me.

It is a hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) that: “Actions are only according to intentions, and to each only what he intended…”  Thus, often before I go out to walk to the Post Office or the grocery store in the small town in which I live, I say a prayer to God to allow me to be of service to any I meet on the way that may need it. Then I clear my heart of all other thoughts but this intention of service, and walk saying my zekr with each breath.

The prayer and sincere intention never fails when you walk for God’s sake;  always, always, there will be some small deed of service that comes across my path; helping a very old woman struggling to get out of a car; a door opened for a person loaded with packages; groceries that needed carrying; a warm greeting and smile to those you meet.

Small things to be sure, but the kindness and courtesy of the intention is not lost after the deed is done. It drops like pearls into the heart, and each day the treasure mounts.  

Ya Haqq!


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