“Verily, Allah has four thousand names. ”
Thousand are known only to Allah;
Thousand of Allah and the angels;
Thousand of Allah, the angels and the prophets.
As for the remaining thousand names, believers know them.
Three hundred are in the Torah;
Three hundred in the Gospel;
Three hundred in the Psalter;
and on hundred in the Qur’an: ninety-nine of them are obvious, one is hidden“
Cf. F.RAZI, Treaty on Divine Names, I, 192.
One day, all richness of a whole country have been officially given to a randomly chosen citizen.
“is this serious ?”
“Does he deserve that ?”
“What will he do with all that ?!”…
God does much more than that : he gave us the whole universe in heritage…
What value can have a human life ? And, from what usually does a human being with it, is it reasonable to trust a human for taking care of it ?…
It does not happen to a human what he deserves but what he is.
If you lie this lie will reflects in your own world and will twist your perception of reality. God only knows at what Time. Since then, you will not know who to believe. If you despise yourself, then it is a cancer that you will feed in yourself, if you steel that will catch you back implacably, sooner or later, mathematically.
Now, what do you think will happen if you love ?…
« O Marvel ! a garden amidst the flames.
My heart has become capable of every form :
it is a pasture for gazelles and a convent for Christian monks,
and a temple for idols and the pilgrim’s Kaa’ba,
and the tables of the Torah and the book of the Quran.
I follow the religion of Love: whatever way Love’s camels take,
that is my religion and my faith. » Ibn Arabi.
Know yourself, you will know your Lord !
“Perhaps LOVE is that motion of His gently leading one’s back to himself”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A man out of himself said to God : “God ! opens a door for me so that I can finally reach thee.” Rabiah was sitting there by chance and she said to him : “O heedless ! is that the door is closed ?!”
70 times a day God comes down in our heart. But He rarely gets to enter … because we let our heart that full of ourselves !
Al-Anfal – 8:24 “Ô ye who believe ! Respond to Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you the (true) life, and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart and that to Him you shall be gathered.”
He said to me : “I am closer to everything that his knowledge is of itself; knowledge can not go beyond itself to me, and the thing does not know me as long as it recognizes itself.”
Know yourself, you will know your Lord !
A distinguished man saw Majnun sifting the earth in the middle of the road, and he said: “O Majnun what are you looking for ?” – “I am looking for Leila,” he replied. – “How can you expect to find Leila here ? so it would be pure pearl in the dust ?!” – “I am looking everywhere Leila said Majnun, in the hope of one day finding her somewhere.
Jewish Humor :
Two Jews argue : “I tell you that black and white are colors !”
No ! replied the other, are not colors ! …
“Let’s see Rabbi then !” … And they will see the Rabbi about their problem.
“Rabbi, is that white and black are real colors?”
“Yes,” said Rabbi
“So, you see ! The black and white TV that I’ve sold you, is a color TV !…”
Sufi Humor :
One day, Nasr Eddin bought a chalvar [pants] in a clothing store. Upon checking, he said : “Should I not take in his place, a djubbé [flowing robe] ?”
So he exchanged against the garment which he tested and went to him like a charm.
He was about to leave when the seller reminded him that he had not paid.
The Hodja [Nasr Eddin] took astonishment:
– How is that ?! Did I not traded it against the pants ?
The merchant, stunned, stammered:
– That’s true, but you did not have either paid for the pants!
Nasr Eddin reasoned him :
– What a strange shopkeeper you do ! You want me to pay for a commodity that I do not buy ?!
Philosophy : without black, does white exists ? without white, does black exists ?
Soufism : If your thoughts are a rose,
you are a garden of rose;
if it is a rose thorn,
you are a fuel for a furnace.
Rumi, Mathnawi (Mesnevi), II, 278
«Everything is beautiful, only the unpolished heart makes ugly things.»
«Love thins the veil that separates us from the divine Reality. We feel a deep joy because of this proximity and we are then invaded by the perception of beauty.»
«Love is the horse of mind. It is through him that we know everything.»
Knowledge by experience
If spiritual realities are veiled to the sight (Baçar) are only perceptible to vision (baçîra) of the heart (qalb), it is possible to grasp the meaning of hidden things only with the help of a spiritual experience. Sufis consider this experience as an education (Tarbiyya). It is necessary, they say, to re-educate the soul whose “raw” reality (opaque) is interposed between the heart and vision of spiritual realities.
Mystical experience is the passage of a conscience (shû`ûr) from sacred in power to act in an embodiment of the sacred human condition. Through the unveiling of Divine Truths, the individual through two significant levels of spiritual consciousness states (hâl) and spiritual stations (maqâm).
The spiritual state (hâl) is seen by Sufis as a feeling that emanates from the depths of our being. This is a “meeting” (wajd) of the soul in welcoming state, with divine enlightenment. It can be a state of nostalgia (shawq) to awe (hayba), fulfillment (bast) … It occurs stealthily and remain out of control. The hâl disappears as quickly as it came.
Spiritual station (maqâm) is more durable than the previous experiment. This is the strengthening of hâl in consciousness. Thus the state (hâl) gratitude (al-Shukr) which, in experiments, appears and disappears, becomes a permanent station once fully realized. The maqâm is a “spiritual home” (Manzil), a step lodging for the traveler.