“Paradise Lies at the Feet of the Mother.”

February 11, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Bayazid Bastami said: What I was searching to find in my purification, mortification, striving and servitude, I found in serving my mother. One night my mother woke up and asked me for a glass of water. I hurried to bring her some water. I searched around the house and there was no water in the container nor in the bucket. It was a cold night. I went outside to the spring to get some water. When I came back my mother was asleep. So I stayed beside her bed with the glass of water. Near dawn she woke up and upon hearing my story she took the water, drank it, and prayed for me. In that moment, I found what my heart was looking for.

Paradise lies at the feet of the mother.” a hadith of the Prophet (pbuh).

Ya Haqq!

Inspiring Children’s Anecdotes, Poems and Stories Wanted!

December 25, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

A friend online sent me this. His name is Paul Martin, the author of the upcoming book Original Faith.

“Do you have an inspiring child anecdote, story, or poem to post on your blog? It might concern your own child, someone else’s child, or come from your own childhood.

After you post it on your blog, email the permalink by Friday January 4th to martin22204 [at] yahoo.com with “child diablog” in your subject line. Please spread the word and provide a link to this post at Original Faith so your readers will know about the Spirited Child Diablog too.”

On Sunday January 6th I’ll post submitted links along with a brief description of each.

For more information, click Paul’s blog HERE.

Then go to the December 11th post.

Ya Haqq!