Thursday, January 22, 2009

Daily Wisdom

Do not reveal to friends all the secrets you possess; they may one day become enemies. Do not inflict on enemies every injury in your power; they may one day become friends.
-Sadi, "Gulistan"

Those who show compassion to the weak, treat parents gently, and pardon the enslaved shall be granted an easy death and the delights of Paradise.
-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Ja'bir bin Abd'Allah

The Merciful is kind to those who are merciful. If you show compassion to your fellow creatures in this world, then those in heaven shall be compassionate toward you.
-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as narrated by Abd'Allah bin Amr

When Prophet Muhammad (SAW) reached the Grand Mosque, most of the population was at the entrance, eager to look at Him. As He went in, He threw the end of his cloak over His left shoulder, leaving His right arm free. He declared, "May Allah (swt) have mercy on the man who today shows the people he is strong." Then he walked round the Kaa'ba, kissing each side, and finally kissing the black stone. After a short pause he went round the Kaa'ba three times, and walked around it a further three times.

-Ibn Ishaq, "The Life of Muhammad (SAW)"

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