Thursday, December 27, 2007

He whose heart is moved by love, never dies.
-Hafiz

…we die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then.

There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.

The heart becomes sick, as the body becomes sick
and its remedy is al-Tawbah (repentance)and protection [from transgression].
It becomes rustyas a mirror becomes rusty
and its clarity is obtained by remembrance.
It becomes naked as the body becomes naked
and its beautification is al-Taqwa.
It becomes hungry and thirsty as the body becomes hungry
and its food and drink are knowledge, love, dependence, repentance c and servitude.
- Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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