"Be one of sweet patience in times of bitter matters."
"Don’t think or judge. Just listen."
"I honor those who try
to rid themselves of any lying,
who empty the self
and have only pure being there."
"When I have suffering in my own life, it brings me so close to God."
"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
"He is a Being, but not through phenomenon of coming into being. He exists but not from non-existence. He is with everything but not in physical nearness. He is different from everything but not in physical separation. He acts but without connotation of movements and instruments. He sees even when there is none to be looked at from among His creation. He is only One, such that there is none with whom He may keep company or whom He may miss in his absence."
"My friend, be judicious and careful in your actions. Demand from yourself an account of every deed. Cross-examine yourself for every detail; try to evaluate your deeds through introspection whether they were meant for the realization of virtue or motivated otherwise. What motivated you to ask questions about mid-night prayers? Was it purely for the sake of God with an intention to perform such prayers, or for projecting your image as a deeply religiously person? Why is it that you are eager to inform others about your pilgrimage by all possible means and about the number of times you undertook it? Why are you not content with confining your charitable deeds to yourself alone, and what do you want to gain by informing the others of your acts of charity, for as soon as you find an opportunity you announce them?"
Instead of condemning people, lets try to understand them. Lets try to figure out why they do what they do. Thats a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. To know all is to forgive all.
As Dr. Johnson said: God himself, sir, does not propose to judge man until the end of his days. Why should you and I?"
"Remember what dies and what dies not,
Then walk forth without fear."
"The best of you are those who are the best towards their wives and daughters."
"Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship"