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“People praise you for what they suppose is in you,
but you must blame your soul for what you know is in you.”

~ Ibn Ataullah

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When you feel pain, ask pardon of God;
this pain has its uses.
When He pleases, pain becomes joy;
bondage itself becomes freedom.
When you take a clear look,
you’ll see that from God
are both the water of mercy and the fire of anger

~Rumi

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Never be without remembrance of Him

For His remembrance gives strength and wings

To the bird of the Spirit.

~Rumi

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Forgiveness

Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyaad said,

“If someone comes to you complaining about another person, tell him:

‘My brother, forgive him, for forgiveness is close to piety.’

If he says: ‘But my heart cannot bear that. I would rather take revenge as Allaah has commanded me.’

Tell him: ‘If you are able to take revenge in the best manner, you can proceed to do so; but if you are not, resort to forgiveness, for its gate is wide. He who forgives and amends, his reward is with Allaah. The one who forgives passes his night in his bed happily and contentedly but the one who takes revenge always ponders on these things. This is because; magnanimity lies in forgiving one’s brethren.”

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Whenever He hinders you from attaining what you desire and makes you resort to what He desires, it is a sign of His love for you

Shaykh Abul Hasan al Shadhili

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