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.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Remember Just Remember ~Anonymous

When things are down
And you are out of your mind
Remember just remember

Allah is The Kind.
When your life is in darkness
And nothing is right
Remember just remember

Through the darkness Allah is The Light.
When nothing makes sense
And your heading for demise
Remember just remember

It doesn't make sense, but Allah is The Wise.
When times are troubled
And no one seems to care
Remember just remember

Allah won't hurt you, He is The Fair.
When your heart is breaking
And your pain makes you fall
Remember just remember

Allah Sees it all.
When you are weak
And the road seems long
Remember just remember

Seek strength from The Strong.
When life is a burden
And everything is unstable
Remember just remember

Allah is The Able.
When the way is cloudy
And there is no one by your side
Remember just remember

Allah is The Only Guide.
When no one wants to listen
Or is willing to lend an ear
Remember just remember

Allah is always ready to hear.
When you are poor and penniless
And you are stuck in a niche
Remember just remember

Allah is The Rich.
When you are down in your misery
And there is nowhere to run
Remember just remember

You can always run to The One.
When your all alone
And your pain has no end
Remember just remember

Allah is your Friend.
And when your scars are hurting
And your heart is in fear
Remember just remember

Allah is really here.

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Shaqique Ibne Ibrahim rahmatullahi alayh says: People seem to agree with me when they say that they believe in four things, but their actions belie what they claim to believe:-
1 They say that they are slaves (bondsmen) of Allah Ta’ala, but their actions betray that they regard themselves to be freemen;

2 They say that Allah Ta’ala has taken upon Himself the responsibility to give us our sustenance, but they never rest content until they hoard enough of worldly provisions;
3 They say that akhirah (Hereafter) is preferable to this world, but they are ever engaged in amassing wealth, and are least concerned about akhirah.

4 They say that death is inevitable, but they are absorbed in worldly activities as though they were to live here forever.

(Tanbeehul Ghaafileen)

- Entering into conversations : Imam Shafie -

There are four types of people in this world who enter a conversation/ discussion:

1. One who knows not, and himself knows he knows not, is a student. Teach that person.

2. One who knows, and others know he knows, is a teacher. Learn from that person.

3. One who knows, and himself knows not that he knows, is humble. Encourage him.

4. One who knows not, and himself knows not that he knows not, is stupid. Avoid that person. *

In any dialogue keep these in mind, and you shall be guided to productive discourses.

[* refers to a person who himself thinks he knows, but does not know that he does not know - usually due to arrogance mixed with ignorance.]