Friday, January 30, 2009

The Kashf al-Mahjub

Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"
We cannot do away with our daily nourishment, but let us not wallow in gluttony. Abu Yazid was once asked why he regarded fasting so supreme. He replied, "Had the Pharaoh known hunger he would not have declared himself God. And Korah would never have been so rebellious had he endured the pain of starvation."

Al-Hujwiri The Kashf al-Mahjub

Thursday, January 29, 2009


The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
The search of knowledge is an obligation laid on every Muslim.

-The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kitab al-Najat

Ibn Sina, Kitab al-Najat

Prayer is that which enables the soul to realize its divinity. Through prayer human beings worship absolute truth, and seek an eternal reward. Prayer is the foundation-stone of religion; and religion is the means by which the soul is purified of all that pollutes it. Prayer is the worship of the first cause of all things, the supreme ruler of all the world, the source of all strength. Prayer is the adoration of the one whose being is necessary.

Ibn Sina “Kitab al-Najat”

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Life of Muhammad

Ibn Ishaq, "The Life of Muhammad"
When Muhammad 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 God have mercy on the man who today shows the people he is strong." Then he walked round the Kaba, kissing each side, and finally kissing the black stone. After a short pause he trotted round the Kaba three times, and walked around it a further three times.
-Ibn Ishaq, "The Life of Muhammad"

Monday, January 12, 2009

New baby

I am so sorry for not finishing the story i started and not updating will soon but you see my wife had our 4th child, so i have been very busy. Rowan Mansur Ott 8lbs 3.5 ounces born the 30th of december.