Being Thought Full of God

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Thoughts that do not include God are thought less, for all thought arises in response to His world in His universe and in this life He has given you. Saying Bismillah (in the name of God), before eating or performing a task great or small; saying Inshallah (God willing), that His will be done in the future and not your own; saying Alhamdulillah (All praise is God’s alone), that one recognizes that all power and strength and goodness come from Him; all these bring God into our consciousness, into our thoughts and actions. And if these thoughts and actions are done for God’s sake and not our own, it makes of them a true blessing.

This is also the essence of adab, of courtesy and character and true modesty, that it is done for God’s sake, and not out of cultural habit or shame.

Verily, to surrender to God in thought and deed is the beauty and truth of Islam, and the goal of the Sufi path.

Therefore remember Me, I will remember you, and be thankful to Me, and do not be ungrateful to Me. (2:152)

Those are they on whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord, and those are the followers of the right course. (2:157)


Ya Haqq!

23 Responses to Being Thought Full of God

  1. Maithri says:

    Beautiful words dear brother,

    May we do all things in mindfullness of our creator, who is the ground of our being,

    Love and peace, Maithri

  2. B\'el says:

    God willing, God serving, Gods own love for our securied salvation, in the end it will be GOD who shall judge me. I will pray for this time to come with heed for we leave a world for our Gods a blasphemous kingdom, for him or her and child a world of un rest and hate. Its time we as CHildren in GOD to WAKE UP by any means nessary but in peace and mercy to GOD. praise ALLHA,GOD,JEOVAH “GOD” before it to late to save your families and thy neighboor.

  3. Achelois says:

    “Thoughts that do not include God are thought less” – how true!

  4. krishna.n.c says:

    Beloved and Respected Brother Irving,
    Alhamdullilah!! are the only words that come out when i read your soul-stirring words full of Truth, Love and Spiritual Bliss:)
    I so dearly love and respect Islam and the Sufi path for it preaches nothing but complete surrender to His Will-in thought and in karma..
    My only prayer on behalf of all of us is-
    ” God, give me not desires if they do not lead me to You.
    give me not love if i cannot think of giving it to Your creations..
    and give me not a path if it does not take me Home, to You”
    Love and hugs for my sweet brother:))

  5. Shahrzad says:

    “that it is done for God’s sake, and not out of cultural habit or shame.”
    It is so true.. For most people do many good deeds in their homeland bcs of cultural habits, So when they immigrate to other country, they forget all those good habits they had.. Beautiful post. Thank you :)

  6. Atabek says:

    Nice post. : )

    This may be slightly off topic but it relates…

    There is a saying by Bayazid of Bistam: (something more or less)

    ” Sufism was once an essence with no name (in the time of the Companions), but now it is a name with no essence.” Bayazid (rahmatullalaih) lived over a thousand years ago.

  7. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    Thank you all for the kind and perceptive comments :) Atabek: My master often says the same thing, that there are few real Sufis in the world today.

    Ya Haqq!

  8. To love God is to love his creations. :)

  9. Safiyyah says:

    As Salaamu Alaikum Brother Irving:

    A beautiful post, Masha Allah, the goal of all Muslims …

  10. “Thoughts that do not include…” That whole sentence makes me think that every thought must include God and it’s a question of whether we notice or not.

  11. Merryweather says:

    Great & encouraging post! Praise be to Allah :)

  12. nisa says:


    A very Happy New year to you and your family! May Allah swt bless you with all things good and well, things that will bring you closer to Him.

    warmest regards,
    ayesha :)

  13. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Baba Darvish,

    Allah bless you for posting this. Wisdom for a needy soul!

    Allah bless you always.

    Happy 2008 to you and yours…

    Abdur Rahman bhai

  14. almiskeenah says:

    Assalamu alaikum,
    Oh to be full of naught
    but thought
    of Hu,

    Wassalamu alaikum

  15. Sis Zabrina says:


    As Salaamu ‘alaykum and peace to all,

    JazakAllaah for the beautiful reminder in your post. I read once a in ‘The Word’ that starting something, or doing something without the name of Allaah is like going to a war and forgetting to bring our weapon.

    SubhanAllaah, those words of the author stuck in my head until today, alhamdulillaah. And your post has just reminded me again the importance in remembering His name in everything that we do so as to receive His Blessings, inshaAllaah

    Allaah has reminded us too that taking in absent of His Name will also harden our hearts, Nauzubillaah…

    JazakAllaah again for your post,

    Sis Zabrina
    ~ Life Storyteller ~

  16. >>>”saying Alhamdulillah (All praise is God’s alone), that one recognizes that all power and strength and goodness come from Him”<<

    i am new to islam, but one of the ways it’s shown me God in a new light is that God is all there is and only through God is anything possible.

    what i once saw as my gifts, i see i must now as gifts to give away again…

    thank you, brother, for your words and for your wisdom…it has helped me grow as a person and a Muslim.


  17. James says:

    So wonderful to return and find everyone is such positive spirits. Thank you for providing this space for us all to breathe in friendship and know Peace.

    The first two songs at my site may better acknowledge the gratitude I feel than these paltry words.

  18. Sang Jin Hallman says:

    This was a nice piece. Thanks for sharing.

  19. lovepeace says:

    thank you, brother irving. such wise words that i would like to print up and put in my prayer book, would that be ok?

  20. darvish says:

    Of course, dear Sister, I am honored that you would do so, although I take no credit for them. All that is good comes from HU!

    Ya Haqq!

  21. salam,
    Masya Allah, beautiful word. hope we always practice it in our daily life

  22. Abid says:

    Its such a powerful post! I have tears in my eyes somehow, though it doesnt make any sense at all to be honest… and this i tell you from my personal experience; when you start walking this path of awareness, your life changes and its only then that you see all those signs and omens and figure out that in essence, everything comes from Him! All that we Humans have in our control, is our “Neeyat”. Nothing beyond. and the moment we understand this, infinity is the limit from there on.

    Have a blessed and Thought FULL day! :D

  23. Adam Alhassan says:

    may God reward u people for good work, since i started visiting this web i began to learn more & understand

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