Thursday, January 17, 2008

Prophet Muhammad's Advice of Spiritual Wisdom

Prophet Muhammad Mohammad beautiful Arabic Calligraphy......................... Abu Dharr al-Ghafari, a famous companion of the Prophet narrated, "I entered one day in the midday in the presence of the Messenger of God in his mosque. I didn't see anyone at all in the mosque except the Messenger of God and Ali who was sitting by his side, so I took the opportunity of the emptiness to approach the Prophet and asked his advice that God will give benefit by it ...". The Prophet gave him advice mentioning that for surely it is the collection of all the paths of goodness.

"Worship God as if You see Him and if You weren't seeing Him (You must understand that) surely He sees You. Know You that the first of worship of God is (Ma'rifa) gnosis, for He is surely the first before every other thing, so there is nothing before Him, The singlemost without any second, the continuing without an end. He is the Creator of the heavens and earth and whatever is in them and between them and He is the Subtle, the Aware, and He has power over all things; then belief in me and acknowledgment that God sent me to all of humanity as a bearer of glad tidings, a warner, a caller to God by His permission and a illuminating torch of light; Then the love of the people of my spiritual abode and my spiritual successor, those from whom God has removed every impurity and purified them a perfect purification (The Quran 33:33).

You must know that God, the Great and Majestic, has made the 'Ahl al Bait' (family and the spiritual successors) in my nation the likliness of the ship of Nuh (Noah) whoever rides it is saved and whoever desires other than it is drowned. He has made them the likeliness of the Gate of Jericho among the Banu Israel, whoever enters the gate is safe.

There are two blessings seriously taken for granted (misused) by mankind, health and spare time.

Take advantage of five things before five things seize you; Your youth before Your old age, your health before your sickness, Your wealth before your poverty, your spare time before your being busy and your life before you death.

Beware of Procrastination for you are (in) today and not (in) tomorrow. If there is a tomorrow for you, be tomorrow as you are today. If there isn't a tomorrow for you, you will grievously regret the opportunity you missed today. (...)

He who seeks knowledge to deceive by it others will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise.

When you are asked of some knowledge you know not of say, "I do not know!" You will be saved of it's consequences. Don't make judgment of that which you haven't knowledge, you will be saved from the wrath of God on the Day of Judgement. (...)

Leave that which you have nothing to do with. Do not speak of that which does not concern you, and guard your tongue like you guard your money.

Take account of yourself before you're taken account of so your accounting will be easier tomorrow. And weigh yourself before you are weighed and prepare for the great staging; the day you will be presented, not the least of a hidden thing of you will be hidden from God.

Surely God is with the tongue of every speaker. So let every man fear God and know what he is saying. Leave excessive speech.

The Virtue of knowledge is greater than that of worship. And know you that if you prayed until your back becomes bent and you fasted until you became thin as strings, that would not benefit you unless it is done with piety.

Surely the people of piety and abstinence in this world, they are the real friends of God.

Whoever does not come on the Day of Judgement with three qualities he has surely lost. Piety that prevents him from that which God the Great and Majestic has made prohibited for him, and clemency (hilm) by which he refutes the ignorance of the fools and good manners (Khuluq) with which he deals with the people."

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. credit / Concerning the advice the Prophet gave to Abu Dharr, quoted partly from Makarim al Akhlaq (chapter 12): Compiled by Sheikh al Jaleel Radiyu al Deen Abu Nasr al Hasan bin al Fadl al Tabrasi, one among the great scholars of the 6th Century A.H. / graphics credit: Arabic calligraphy of the name of the Prophet, Muhammad

. an invocation | May God's mystical peace and blessings be upon beloved master, noble soul Muhammad and his true spiritual successors and companions. May God grant us the love of the Prophet which flows ceaselessly behind the veil of unknown to every soul that sends salutation of love and peace to him. May the Nur Muhammad, the blessed primordial light shine in every soul that knows the Messenger of God to humanity with certainty. amen.

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