December 29, 2011
This life… in all its ephemeral reality, is such a struggle. Such a fight.
You’re constantly fighting for it all.
Working, sweating, bleeding,
Running, walking, crawling,
One by one, drop for drop, day after day,
So you can live, so you can love, so you can just See..
So you can truly understand what makes this life of yours so glorious.
Do not cease the struggle, the need, the want, the passion.
It is ALL that is keeping you alive, and breathing.
If it weren’t for this exhausting endless fighting,
You would be nothing.
Just holding on is a battle within itself.
Holding on, to love, to God, to knowledge, to faith, to character.
So don’t only hold on, but climb over, and conquer.
Conquer yourself, and you will see God.
See yourself, and you will not see the world any longer.
See God, and you will not see yourself any longer.
Be brave, be truthful, be righteous.
Be all of this to yourself, and your world will fall into place within a blink of an eye.
… and with any difficulty, comes Infinite ease.
October 11, 2010
July 24, 2010
Some thoughts before the commencement of the upcoming month, inshaAllah..
Either become a student of knowledge, or love it, and love the people of knowledge. The more you increase in the realm of knowledge, the stronger your barrier becomes against shaytanic fitnah.
Filter out the filth of the everyday dunyah through fikr&dhikr, stay away from those/that which relays filth regularly: entertainment.
Do that which benefits you, and if you dont, then do that which is neutral, for keep yourself in check, govern the thoughts in your head before you walk around dead. Remember.
– What is this presence of heart if not the most precious gift from your Creator? Keep it steadfast, keep it alight, this is your opp to increase evermore, renew, rejuvenate, purify & ascend..
How have you prepared for -the- Holiest Month?
How much thought have you put into it??
This is what defines the value you attach to it..
The mere fasting of the body,
the mere fasting of the mind,
or the high fast of the heart.
”what is haraam to speak about is haraam to listen to.” If u dont move away from them then you are truly amongst them.
Fasting is the purification of all organs from the poisons of the world.
Measure your spiritual wealth by the greatness of your sacrifices. For wealth in Allahs eyes is the extent of discipline one instills in the self.
Look upon His mercy as the only means to your ascending to Him. And up is only possible through pure foundations, established in shukr wa sabr, fikr wa dhikr. Thereafter fear as the dominating factor, & conscious enthusiasm is what will help you achieve the awraad wa adhkaar in perspective line.
October 23, 2009
Its only but the akhlaaq of the Mu’min that can serve as the foundational evidence to the testament of faith,
and yet at quite the same moment,
transcend his beauty and light,
glazing his deen.
May 1, 2007
Relationship” is the most important aspect of my work.I believe that dream and reality coexist in this world.Light and shadow, nature and concepts, technology and feeling,the actual and the imaginary exist together.
Creation is the product of synchronizing our energy with the universe.
Once we experience the whole and recognize it,
we become aware that we are nothing but the Divine Creative Force.
I do not start a painting with sketches,
I do not paint on location and I do not work from photos.
Instead, many mornings, before the dawn, I climb a mountain to its peak.
There , sitting in solitude, I observe rising of the sun.
I watch plants open their leaves, buds tear up their dresses
and the birds sing to the arrival of their creator.
There is an interconnected serenity that allows all creatures to experience the divine unity.
Having felt that creative energy,
I rush to my studio,
dip my brush into paint,
and let it move freely on canvas.