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Pearls of Wisdom....158

1. The ailment of body is in sickness and that of the heart in sins. A delicious meal cannot benefit the body when the person is sick and likewise, the heart cannot taste the sweetness of worship if it is full of sins. [Dhun nun al Misri]

2. There is only one virtue and one sin for the soul on the spiritual path---------virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not. [Abu Hashim Madani]

3. Accept the truth from whoever says it whether they are young or old and beware of being given to refusal and arrogance. [Shaykh Bayanuni]  read more »


Ayahs of the Day:
Yes, We have made the Qur'an easy for them to recite and remember, but does anyone take a lesson? The warning also came to the people of Pharaoh: They repudiated Our signs, all of them, so We punished them with the punishment of a mighty one able to prevail. [54: 40,41,42]

Hadith of the Day:  read more »

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Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion

Juan Cole is President of the Global Americana Institute

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