Friday, October 10, 2008

"There is no knowledge except that taken from God, for He alone is the Knower... the prophets, in spite of their great number and the long periods of time which separate them, had no disagreement in knowledge of God, since they took it from God."
- Ibn Arabi

A feeling of discouragement when you slip up
is a sure sign that you put your faith in deeds.
Your desire to withdraw from everything
when Allah has involved you in the world of means
is a hidden appetite.
Your desire for involvement with the world of means
when Allah has withdrawn you from it
is a fall from high aspiration.
Aspiration which rushes on ahead
cannot break through the walls of destiny.
Give yourself a rest from managing!
When Someone Else is doing it for you,
don't you start doing it for yourself!
---Ibn Ata'ilah---

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