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    Abdal Hakim Murad - Circumstances Alter Causes

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    Circumstances Alter Causes.

    By Sheikh William Henry Abdullah Quilliam.
    Performed by Abdal Hakim Murad.

    A rich man proudly walked along
    The straight and narrow way;
    He lifted up his head in pride
    To hear the people say:
    “That is a pure and honest man—
    The noblest work of God;
    He’s built upon a perfect plan,
    He virtue’s path has trod.

    "No moral law does he transgress,
    He’s good and true and kind;
    ‘Tis hard amongst the walks of man
    A purer soul to find.”
    ‘Twas thus they praised him while he lived,
    And filled his heart with pride,
    And when at last his end did come,
    And like the rest he died,

    The priest, above his gilded bier,
    Exalted to the skies
    The soul of this proud child of wealth
    As good, and great, and wise.
    And said that straight to heaven’s gate
    The rich man’s soul was sent;
    While all the people bowed, and said
    “To paradise he went.”

    A poor man with his load of grief
    Went staggering down the path,
    And begged of God to grant relief
    And heap not on him wrath.
    With weight of many grievous fears
    He tottered o’er the road,
    And called on Allah thro’ his tears
    To add not to his load.

    He fell upon the wayside sore,
    And yielded unto sin,
    And he the law, with iron hand,
    To prison quick dragg’d in.
    The cold, stern judge said, with a frown,
    “A crime thou didst commit,
    And thou in bond must now be kept
    Till thou hast answered it.”

    Into a dungeon, dark and lone,
    The poor man straight they sent,
    And chained him to the prison wall,
    And bade him there repent.
    And there for years he pined away,
    No loved one by his side,
    Until a fairer fortune came,
    And then the poor man died.

    No prayers above his dumb, cold clay,
    The silk-clad Bishop said;
    But quick they bore his form away,
    As soon as he was dead.
    No tears were shed above his grave,
    No mound above it rais’d;
    Neglected and despised he lived—
    He died despised, unprais’d.

    But had he lived ‘neath brighter stars,
    perhaps the narrow way
    His feet on earth had gladly trod,
    That went so far astray.
    And had the rich man felt the weight
    Of care the other bore,
    He might have fallen by the way,
    As men have done before.

  2. islamic-quotes:

"No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s Decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come on your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.” (Umar ibn al-Khattab r.a)
Absolutely LOVE these quotes!!

    islamic-quotes:

    "No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s Decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come on your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.” (Umar ibn al-Khattab r.a)

    Absolutely LOVE these quotes!!

    (Source: allahaljalil)

  3. islamic-quotes:

The Rights

    islamic-quotes:

    The Rights

    (Source: sketchthemedlife)

  4. Don’t be so amazed with your self that you begin to look down upon people because of who you studied with or what you think you have obtained.

    Perhaps, He opened for you the door of worship but did not open for you the door of acceptance; and perhaps, He decreed for you a sin and it became a reason for your reaching Him.

    Sheikh Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari, Kitab al-Hikam (Book of Wisdoms)

    (Source: franksonnetti, via fortheloveofallah)

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(via Which everyday English words came from Arabic? | OxfordWords blog)
  6. islamic-quotes:

 

I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.A new chance to make it better.
- Yasmin Mogahed

I saw Sorrow holding a cup of pain. I said, hey sorrow, sorry to see you this way. What’s troubling you? What’s with the cup? Sorrow said, what else can I do? All this Joy that you have brought to the world has killed my business completely.
 ~ Mevlana Rumi

    islamic-quotes:

     

    I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.
    A new chance to make it better.

    - Yasmin Mogahed

    I saw Sorrow
    holding a cup of pain.
    I said, hey sorrow,
    sorry to see you this way.
    What’s troubling you?
    What’s with the cup?
    Sorrow said,
    what else can I do?
    All this Joy that you have brought to the world has killed my business completely.


    ~ Mevlana Rumi

  7. islamic-quotes:

Your own sins should distract you enough from focusing on the faults of others.
Stay conscious of your flaws.. the greatest men who lived done more for Islam than you and I could imagine, yet they still saw their sins higher than mountains and always felt like they could do more in terms of their good deeds. So take lesson and remember it’s healthy to realise what you do not know, and what you still can and need to do. 
"If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help shaytaan against him (by insulting him)" - Umar ibn Al Khattab

    islamic-quotes:

    Your own sins should distract you enough from focusing on the faults of others.

    Stay conscious of your flaws.. the greatest men who lived done more for Islam than you and I could imagine, yet they still saw their sins higher than mountains and always felt like they could do more in terms of their good deeds. So take lesson and remember it’s healthy to realise what you do not know, and what you still can and need to do.

    "If you see that one of you has slipped, correct him, pray for him and do not help shaytaan against him (by insulting him)" - Umar ibn Al Khattab

    (Source: allahaljalil)

  8. islamic-quotes:

Fear
  9. islamic-quotes:

Arrogance is a blameworthy characteristic which is the feature of Iblees and his cohorts in this world, those on whose hearts Allah has placed a seal.
The first one who showed arrogance towards Allah and His creation was the accursed Iblees, when Allah commanded him to prostrate to Adam and he refused and was arrogant, and said, “I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay.”
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    islamic-quotes:

    Arrogance is a blameworthy characteristic which is the feature of Iblees and his cohorts in this world, those on whose hearts Allah has placed a seal.

    The first one who showed arrogance towards Allah and His creation was the accursed Iblees, when Allah commanded him to prostrate to Adam and he refused and was arrogant, and said, “I am better than him (Adam), You created me from fire, and him You created from clay.”

    www.lionofAllah.com

    (Source: lionofallah)

  10. islamic-quotes:

Let them live

    islamic-quotes:

    Let them live

    (Source: storiesofthesahabah)

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