In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Welcome to pearls to reach the stars. Pearls and stars are metaphors. The pearls are very precious, highly valued things and stars indicate a category of excellence. Thus,the aims of Pearls to Reach the Stars are to stimulate our inner feelings, our minds and arouse our spirit in order that our speech, actions and thoughts are reflected positively, optimistically and virtuously as true muslims who are close to God. The collection of some pearls of wisdom from various authentic and reliable sources to reach the stars like motivational quotes, inspirational phrases , poems, aesthetic expressions, for inner stimulation to become a worthy person. May God forgive us and place us in the group of people who have good intentions, who love and help each other for the sake of Him and may Allah place us in the group of As-habul Yamin on the Day of Judgment in the hereafter. Ameen.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The light of the inner eye

Better to look at the defects hidden within you than to look for the unseen worlds that are veiled from you.

The Real is not veiled - it is you that are veiled from seeing Him. If there was anything veiling Him what veiled Him would cover Him. If he was covered, His existence would be contained. If something contains something else, it overpowers it. But He is the Conqueror, overcoming His slaves.

Among the qualities of humanness, get rid of every quality incompatible with your slavehood so you can answer when Allah calls and be near His presence.

The root of every act of rebellion, every appetite and every moment of heedlessness is satisfaction with one's self.

The root of every act of obedience, every restraint and every moment of wakefulness is lack of satisfaction with one's self.

Better to keep the company of an ignorant man who is not satisfied with himself than a man of knowledge who is satisfied with himself.

What knowledge does the self-satisifed scholar have? What ignorance does the ignorant man who is not self-satisfied have?

The light of the inner eye lets you see His nearness to you. The source of the inner eye lets you see your non-existence by your existence. The truth of the inner eye lets you see His existence, not your own non-existence or existence.

"Allah was and there was nothing with Him. He is now as He was."

The Hikam - by Ibn 'Ata'llah

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