Islam & World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi

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The Fellowship Press, 2004 - Religion - 169 pages
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Page 158 - Prophet said the first thing which God created was the pen (qalam] and that it wrote down the quantity of every individual thing to be created, all that was and all that will be to all eternity. Lit. : a reed pen.
Page 158 - ... should e'er Endure vexation equal to a hair ; None should despise for lack of power or pelf, And deem each neighbour better than himself ; Then all his energies and wealth should spend That so perchance he thus may gain a friend.
Page 157 - Muhammad through the heavens said to have taken place in the twelfth year of the Prophet's mission, on the 27th of the month of Rajab.
Page 14 - Constantine: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity.
Page 44 - For man to raise his sword against man, for man to kill man, is not holy war. True holy war is to praise God and to cut away the enemies of truth within our own hearts. We must cast out all that is evil within us, all that opposes God. This is the war that we must fight.
Page vii - God' and of the threefold aspect of religious life: that of islam, complete surrender to God; iman, unquestioning faith in Him and His wisdom; and ihsan, to do right and to act beautifully, because one knows that God is always watching man's actions and thoughts (Muhaiyaddeen 1987, iii). Bawa taught that true Islam is "equality, peacefulness, and unity"; that it is exemplified in the human being's life by "inner patience, contentment, trust in God, and praise of God.
Page 93 - His unity, His tranquility, and His equality. Islam embraces all equally in both joy and sorrow. If one is hungry, all are hungry. If one is sad, all are sad. If one is happy, all are happy. In this state of Islam, if we have a quarrel with somebody after the afternoon...
Page 54 - Once we understand what the true weapons of Islam are, we will never take a life, we will never even see anyone as separate from ourselves. We will not be able to conceive of any enmity. We will realize that each and every one of us must act in accordance with...
Page vii - ... three thousand gracious qualities of Allah" and His ninety-nine attrihutes, which include patience, tolerance, and compassion. In the forward to Bawa's book, Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi, Annemarie Schimmel, retired professor of Indo-Muslim culture at Harvard University, wrote, "Real Islam is a deep and unquestioning trust in God, the realization of the truth that there is no deity save God...
Page 34 - It is compassion that conquers. It is unity that conquers. It is Allah's good qualities, behavior, and actions that conquer others. It is this state that is called Islam. The sword doesn't conquer; love is sharper than the sword. Love is an exalted, gentle sword.

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