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“All one’s happiness is in making ego a servant; all one’s misery is in making ego the master.”

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When I woke up this morning I asked myself: What are some of the secrets of success in life? I found the answer right there in my very room. The Fan said – Be cool. The Roof said – Aim high. The Window said – See the world. The Clock said – Every minute is precious. The Mirror said – Reflect before you act. The Door said – Push hard for your goals. And don’t forget, the Carpet said – Kneel down & pray.

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The Prophet sent an army unit (for some campaign) and appointed a man from the Ansar as its commander and ordered them (the soldiers) to obey him.

(During the campaign) [that commander] became angry with them and said, “Didn’t the Prophet order you to obey me?”

They said, “Yes.”

He said, “I order you to collect wood and make a fire and then throw yourselves into it.”

So they collected wood and made a fire, but when they were about to throw themselves into, it they started looking at each other, and some of them said,

“We followed the Prophet to escape from the fire. How should we enter it now?”

So while they were in that state, the fire extinguished and their commander’s anger abated.

The event was mentioned to the Prophet and he said,

“If they had entered it (the fire) they would never have come out of it, for obedience is required only in what is good.

Hadith No. 629. Vol. 5

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In a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of “the Old Testament” is “hideous” and “a monster”, and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character “in fiction”. Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: “Well, um, the God of the Koran I don’t know so much about.”

How can it be that the world’s most fearless atheist, celebrated for his strident opinions on the Christian and Jewish Gods, could profess to know so little about the God of the Koran? Has he not had the time? Or is Professor Dawkins simply demonstrating that most crucial trait of his species: survival instinct.

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Hear 0 Israel: the LORD our G-D is 0NE

… and so I deduce brother, that you in no wise imply that all Jews today would allow slanders of Adonai without retribution, yet would imply all muslims today would *kill* any who mock Him.

Surely no believer, in any faith, would fan such flames as that…

insh’Allah

                     For each, the path is clear and the way is sincere.    ~Qitmir
I pray the Sustainer may guide me even closer than this, to a consciousness of what is right 

The “Fearless” Dawkins