Archive for the ‘Ibn al-Jawzi’ Category

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O you who are turned away

March 13, 2008

 “O you who are turned away, O you who are deprived of meeting your loved ones, if you want to know how you stand before the king, then look at how you are spending your time and what work you are assigned to do. How many people stand at the door of the king, but no one enters except the one whom he cares for. Not every heart is fit to draw close, not every heart can be filled with love, not every wind is like the morning breeze.”

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‘for this life is based on hardships.’

March 12, 2008

“Whoever wants to have everlasting peace and well-being with no affliction does not understand the meaning of Allah’s commandments, nor does he perceive the meaning of submission to Allah.

Every soul (either believing or disbelieving) shall inevitably taste suffering in this world, for this life is based on hardships.

Man lives between comfort and suffering.”Imam Ibn al-Jawzi

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