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The Way is Twofold: Either Silence or Honesty

The Way is Twofold: Either Silence or Honesty

بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ Lying is the basis of unbelief; indeed, unbelief is a falsehood and the worst sort of lying, and it is the chief sign of dissembling. Lying is to slander divine power and it is the opposite of dominical wisdom. Lying destroys high morals. It transforms great enterprises into putrifying corpses. Its poison […]

The fast of Ramadan: Comprehensive Worship to Universal Mercy

The fast of Ramadan: Comprehensive Worship to Universal Mercy

  شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِۤى اُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْاٰنُ هُدًى للِنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدٰى وَالْفُرْقَانِ  The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam; it is also one of the greatest of the marks and observances of Islam. There are many purposes and instances of wisdom in the fast of Ramadan which look to […]

Do Not Interfere in Allah’s Concerns

Do Not Interfere in Allah’s Concerns

Although those who strive on the way of Truth should think only of their own duties, they think of those that pertain to Almighty Allah, base their actions on them, and fall into error. It is written in the work Adab al-Din wa’l-Dunya, that one time Satan tempted Jesus (Upon whom be peace) saying: “The appointed […]

Attention of Men Cannot be Demanded

Attention of Men Cannot be Demanded

Be aware that the attention of men cannot be demanded, but only given. If it is given, one should not delight in it. If one delights in it, sincerity is lost and hypocrisy takes its place. The attention of men, if accompanied by the desire for honour and fame, is not a reward and a […]

Qur’an Brings Real Happiness

Qur’an Brings Real Happiness

Western science and civilization had to some extent a place in the Old Said’s thought, so when the New Said embarked on his journeys of the mind and the heart, they were transformed into sicknesses of the heart and were the cause of excessive difficulties. The New Said therefore wanted to shake off from his […]

Comparison between Qur’an and Philosophy Students
Islam Brings Progress

Islam Brings Progress

O miserable pseudo-patriot who fervently encourages Muslims to embrace this world and forcibly drives them to European industry and progress! Beware, don’t let the bonds be broken that tie certain members of this nation to religion! If thus foolishly blindly imitating and crushed under foot, their bonds with religion are broken, those irreligious people will […]

Universal Thanks to Universal Bounties

Universal Thanks to Universal Bounties

If you say: “How can I respond to these countless, universal bounties with my limited and partial thanks?” The Answer: With a universal intention and boundless belief… For example, a man enters a king’s presence with a gift worth five kurush, and he sees that other gifts worth millions have arrived from acceptable people, and […]

Were You Created Only for This World?

Were You Created Only for This World?

O my world-worshipping soul! Does your slackness in worship and remissness in the prescribed prayers arise from the multiplicity of your worldly occupations, or because you cannot find time due to the struggle for livelihood? Were you created only for this world that you spend all your time on it? You know that in regard […]

Infinite Power

Infinite Power

An infinite power sufficient to create all the universe is necessary to create a single point and set it in its place. For every letter of this mighty book of the universe, and particularly all its living letters, has a face looking to all the sentences and an eye that beholds them. From The Risale-i […]