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The Story of Luqman(A.S.) and the Melon

Luqman(A.S.) had great love for the Almighty, that it created within him high moral character and exemplary habits. This was a clear sign of his nobility and nearness to Allah. The details of that is described in Surah(Chapter) Luqman in the Glorious Qur'an.

Luqman(A.S.) used to be in the employ of a rich man. The nobility of Luqman(A.S.)'s character had a great effect on his master, so much so that the master considered him as a great friend and a beloved companion. Although he was the master, yet in fact the master became like a slave to his employee.
It became the practice of the master that whenever he had something special to eat, he would first feed Luqman(A.S.) of it and after Luqman(A.S.) had filled himself, he would eat the left overs. Luqman(A.S.) would consider the love of the master and his habit, so he would eat moderately and send what was left over to the master.

One day, during the melon season, the master received a melon from somewhere. At that time Luqman(A.S.) was not present. The master sent one of his slaves to go and call him. When Luqman(A.S.) arrived, the master cut the melon into slices and slice by slice started giving thereof to Luqman(A.S.) to eat. As he ate the slices, the master inwardly became pleased at the effect his love was having upon Luqman(A.S.).

Luqman(A.S.) ate the slices with great PLEASURE and all the time expressed THANKS for the favour shown to him by the master. After having eaten the slices, when just one slice remained, the master said: "Let me eat this slice and see how sweet is this melon." Saying this, he put the slice into his mouth.
 
 Immediately, such bitterness spread from the tip of his tongue down to his throat, that as a result of the extreme bitterness of the meoln, he fell down unconscious and remained unconscious for a whole hour.

When he regained consciousness, he questioned Luqman(A.S.): " O Beloved one, How did you manage to, so heartily eat those slices of melon ? Just one slice of the melon had such an effect on me, then how did you manage to eat so many slices ?" Luqman(A.S.) replied: "O Friend, from your hands I have received hundreds of gifts. The burden of thanks upon me is so great, that my back has gone crooked. Hence, I felt ashamed that the hand that had granted me so much favours, if one day some distastefulness or bitterness should come, how can I turn away from it ? O Friend, the pleasure of knowing that it comes from your hands has changed the bitterness of the melon to sweetness."
 
Ma' arif-e-Mathnawi(vol -1) -Maulana Jalaluddeen Rumi (RA)


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When the little devil, panic,
begins to grin and jump about
in my heart, in my brain, in my muscles,
I am shown the path I had lost
in the mountainy mist.
I'm writing of you.

When the pain that will kill me
is about to be unbearable,
a cool hand puts a tablet on my tongue
and the pain
dwindles away and vanishes.
I'm writing of you.

There are fires to be suffered,
the blaze of cruelty, the smoulder
of inextinguishable longing,
even the gentle candleflame of peace
that burns too.
I suffer them.
I survive.

I'm writing of you.
 
 
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"The believer in this world is like a stranger: he does not become upset when it puts him down, and he does not compete for it to make him honorable. The people are in a certain state, and he is in another state: the people are relieved of him, and he is exhausted of himself."
 
~Hasan Al Basri (RA)-"Ghuraba"


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"If you are aware of any of your actions, that is a proof that it has not been accepted (by God). For that which is accepted is elevated and hidden from you; your not noticing it is a sign of its acceptance."

 
~Imam Zain Al Abideen (RA) 


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Seek patience and passion
in equal amounts.
Patience alone
will not build the temple.
Passion alone
will destroy its walls.
 
~Maya Angelou
 
 


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‘Aisha (radhiallaahu `anha):

A man came to her and asked ‘When will I know that I am pious?’ She said, ‘When you realise that you are a sinner.’ He said, ‘And when will I know I am a sinner?’ She replied, ‘When you think you are pious.’

- Tanbeeh al-Ghafileen

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That one was a bit too deep for me Wisher of Well.
 
 
 
When you flip a coin and it lands on it's edge then God has a sense of humour.
 
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Thank you Brother Bill -you are blessed with the gift of the gab

On a sidenote...What if God wants you to consider more options....not everything is yes or no....this or that....the edge part i mean........ to make one think outside the box ,I wish everyone should get the edge atleast once in a lifetime...hypothetically speaking...
 
 
 

There set out slowly, for a Different World,
At four, on winter mornings, different legs ...
You can't break eggs without making an omelette -
-That's what they tell the eggs.
 
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One does one's best Sister Well Wisher.
 
Maybe we should focus less on "the lesser of evils" and more on "the better of goods"
 
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I agree brother Bill...we should...the focus changes the whole perspective and sometimes even us...

 
 
Alone with our madness and favorite flower
We see that there really is nothing left to write about.
Or rather, it is necessary to write about the same old things
In the same way, repeating the same things over and over
For love to continue and be gradually different.
Beehives and ants have to be re-examined eternally
And the color of the day put in
Hundreds of times and varied from summer to winter
For it to get slowed down to the pace of an authentic Saraband
and huddle there, alive and resting.
Only then can the chronic inattention
Of our lives drape itself around us, conciliatory
And with one eye on those long tan plush shadows
That speak so deeply into our unprepared knowledge
Of ourselves, the talking engines of our day.
 
~John Ashbery
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Travelling,but staying still.
O, sun,
how do I attain the skill
of your footsteps ?
 
~Adonis(Ali Ahmad Sa'id)


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You are on the paths which I traveled
and in the places which I turned upside down …
Put days that follow hand-in-hand,
Do not leave them under foot.
Repair out-dated thoughts
So that they have already been had …
That the powerless are not afraid,
That the innocent are not ashamed!
You are on the paths which I traveled
And in the places which I turned upside down …
The sun is made tired behind rungs,
Words overflow by seeping through in the dark.
After the pain of delivery
Nature puts on the face of a new day
And burns back desires and nostalgia …
You are on the paths which I traveled
And in the places which I turned upside down …
The hearts which you out-brave are stainless,
The ideas which you reject are clear,
The labours which you do not acknowledge are valorous.
It is raining beauties on lands which you cannot attain.
You are alone in your internal fort!
Your windows have curtains,
Your doors are closed,
Your words are wedged into a corner by your personality
That disappears behind vistas where you try to hide
Your smiling, yellow identity …
You are on the paths which I traveled
And in the places which I turned upside down …
 
~Uzeyir Lokmon Cayci
 
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Al-Fudhayl ibn Iyadh (May Allah have mercy on him) said to a man, “How many (years) have come upon you?” He replied, “Sixty years.” He said, “Therefore, for sixty years you have been going to your Lord and you are about to reach (Him).” So the man said, “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return!” So al-Fudhayl asked, “Do you know the meaning of that (statement)? You are saying, I belong to Allah as a servant and I am going to return to Him. So whoever knows that he belongs to Allah as a servant and that he will return to him, then he should know that he will be stopped. And whoever knows that he will be stopped, then he should know that he will be questioned. And whoever knows that he will be questioned, then let him prepare an answer for the question.”
 
                             [Jâmi al-Ulűm wal-Hikam of Ibn Rajab] 
 
 
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The world but seems to be
yet is nothing more
than a line drawn between light and shadow.
Decipher the message of this dream-script
and learn to distinguish
time from Eternity.
 
~Fakhruddin Iraqi
 
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