Sometimes one look transforms coal into diamonds. Sometimes a touch transmutes stone into elixir.
A single glance of God’s Messenger in an instant transformed an ignorant nomad into an enlightened man of knowledge.
If you want an example, ‘Umar before Islam, and ‘Umar after Islam.
Compare the two: a seed, a tree. It instantaneously produced fruit, that look of Muhammad, the Prophetic effulgence.
Of a sudden he changed the coal-like natures of the Arabian people into diamonds, with their morals as black as gunpowder, they all became luminous lights.
Falsehoods Are Blasphemies
One grain of truth wipes out a million lies. O grain of reality razes a castle of dreams. Honesty is a grand principle, a lustrous jewel.
If for the truth to be uttered it is damaging, it resigns its place to silence; lies have no place, even if they have some use.
Everything you say should be true, all your pronouncements right, but you have no right to say all that is true.
One should be well aware of this, and take as one’s principle: ‘Take what is clear and untroubled, leave what is turbid and distressing.’
See the good side of things; you will have good thoughts. Know things to be good and think of them as good; you will find the pleasure in life.
In life, hope and thinking favourably of things are life itself. While to think the worst is despair, the destroyer of happiness and slayer of life.
A Dream Assembly
Comparisons between the Shari’a and modern civilization,
and the genius of modern science and guidance of the Shari’a
In a true dream on a Friday night at the beginning of the Armistice Period following the First War, I was asked by a vast assembly in a World of Similitudes:
“What will the Islamic world’s situation be following its defeat?” I replied as the deputy for the present age, and they listened to me:
This State, which through undertaking from early times the religious obligation of jihad to maintain Islam’s independence and uphold the Word of God, considered itself bound to sacrifice itself for the undivided unity of the Islamic world and saw itself as the standard-bearer of the Caliphate –