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The Detainee and The Detained

It is said that a rich man had a slave named Sanqar, who was hard working, honest, feared Allah and abstained from wrongdoing. Always mindful and with a heart full of love for Allah, he was a contrast to his master who was a non-practising Muslim with shaky belief. Once, at midnight, the master called […]

Tests and Trials

This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi

This life is a dream

This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi

Don’t Grieve

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Maulana jalaluddin Rumi


Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. Maulana jalaluddin Rumi

The World is like a Courtroom

The world is like a courtroom, with Allah as our judge. We are called upon to fulfill our covenant with Allah, who asked, “Am I not your Lord?” To which we answered, “Yea.” And since here on earth we are on trial, our every word and action form the witnesses to and the evidence of […]

What is in your heart?

Whoever has Allah in his heart, His helper in both worlds is Allah; And whoever has other than Allah in his heart, His opponent in both worlds is Allah. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi