Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Because of my compassion, the sun wanted to be near me all night, and the earth deeded her fields to me, and all in heaven said, “We have voted you our governor; tell us your divine mandate.” And I did, and God will never revoke it:

Nothing in existence is turned away.

More tender is my Lord’s heart than any heart has ever been. So, when the divine realm asked me to govern it with one simple rule, I looked into His eyes and then knew what to say to any angel who might serve as a sentry to God:

No creature should be turned away.

– St. Thomas Aquinas.

 Ya Haqq!

Note: Originally posted on the Sufi Family Yahoo group.


6 Responses to Compassion

  1. Maliha says:

    gorgeous and heart warming Mashaallah…

  2. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Irving bhai…

    Turn no one away.

    What a beautiful rule, and really helps us to remember God’s mercy, which encompasses the heavens and earth, and all that lies below and beyond them.

    Abdur Rahman

    PS – My copy of Master of the Jinn arrived yesterday. Al hamdu lillah. I was reading it on the train this morning. Brilliant! Ma sha Allah.

  3. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sister Maliha and Brother Abdur:
    Alhamdulillah, that Allah is the most merciful and compassionate, and turns no one away who loves Him. Even the worst sinner may repent sincerely and be accepted, which is a blessing for me.
    Ya Haqq!

  4. samaha says:

    Beautiful words.

    When will man learn to have compassion?

  5. mshahin says:

    Salaam Alakium,

    What beautiful words from St. Thomas Aquinas. God does not turn away from any of His creation, even when we are constantly falling down. Subhanallah, the mercy of Allah is greater than we could ever imagine.

    May Allah bless you for inspiring distracted hearts.

  6. Dear Bro Irving
    Mashallah ,very thoughtful words indeed .
    Just in line with the blessed sayings of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz ” Love towards all ,Malice towards None ”
    May you have the blessings of the blessed Khawaja Sb.
    Ya Haqq
    Syed Salman Chishty
    Ajmer Sharif

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