The Weapons of Islam

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We who are in Islam must remember that Allah is our only helper every second, every minute, every hour, every time of prayer.  Allah is our Ruler, the Ruler of Grace, the One who is Love, the Compassionate One, the One who calls us back to Him, the One who questions us, and the One who judges us.  His grace exists in all lives, concealed in a tiny piece of flesh within the innermost heart.  Just as the flesh of the tongue knows taste, just as the flesh of the nose perceives smell and the flesh of the ear hears sound and the flesh of the eye perceives light ~ like that, there is a tiny piece of flesh in the heart which worships Allah, looks at Him, hears Him, and prays to Him.

This is the throne of the true believer.  This is where Allah dwells.  This is His throne within the innermost heart, from which He rules and dispenses justice…

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My brothers, you must quench the thirst of all lives.  You must try to heal the sufferings of the world.  This is the mercy and compassion of all the universes, the wealth that has been given to mankind, and we who have faith must strive to offer it to all.  We should not carry a sword in our hands; we should hold patience in our hearts.  We should not arm ourselves with guns; we should be armed with contentment.  We should not put our trust in battles; we should have trust in God.  We should not cling to the world; we should cling to the praise of God.  These are the true weapons of Islam…

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The Prophet had no warlike qualities.  He had only the qualities of patience, contentment, trust in God, and praise of God.  If those qualities are reestablished in each heart, if they flourish and grow there, then Islam will become a vast, protective canopy for the world.

If everyone in the community of Islam understood this and tried to establish peace, tolerance, and patience, that alone would bring peace to the world.  The weapons of peace and tranquility will grant us victory no matter what enmity, what hostility, threatens us.  We must realize this, my brothers in Islam.  If we do, we will triumph in all three worlds, in the primal beginning, this world, and the hereafter.

In the name of Allah and His Messenger, I beg you to forgive me if anything I have said is wrong.  Please forgive me if I have made any mistakes.  I am only telling you what came to my heart.  I am only telling you what I understand in my innermost heart…

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from the book

Islam & World Peace ~ Explanations Of A Sufi

by Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

1987

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A Sufi Tale

by GreenViggen

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presented

by

The Great Horned Toad

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Save A Sufi ~ Save Yourself !

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We must realize that the human society is one.  We are all the children of Adam, and there is only one God and one prayer.  The Bible, the Hindu Puranas, the Zend-Avesta, the Torah, and the Qur’an ~ all these scriptures contain the words of grace given by God to the prophets.  That grace is light.  If you look at these scriptures on the outside you will see only a book, nothing more.  If you look inside the cover, you will find pages, letters, words, sentences, and stories.  But if you look deep within, you will find Allah, the words of Allah, the duties of the prophets, the commandments, the power, and the light…

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We must know our story, God’s story.  We must know His power, His vibration, His truth and peacefulness.  Separations and differences are the faults within us that destroy our unity and peace.  If we understand this, we will find peace in God’s kingdom, in life, and in the family of mankind.  Then we can truly understand the scriptures of Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  They all contain the truth.  But desire and the monkey mind have no truth, and when we look through those eyes, with the thoughts of ‘our book’ and ‘our sect’, we see only differences…

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Some people accepted Allah, but others did not.  The kingdoms where Allah was not accepted were destroyed by fire, by water, by hurricane, by battle, and by the arrogance and pride of the people.  Destruction came and lands were covered by oceans, cities became jungles, and villages became cemeteries.  But every place which accepted Allah was under His safekeeping and became the kingdom of God, the kingdom of perfect faith…

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We must say, “All praise to God,” for everything we receive in our lives, whether it be a great feast or a glass of water, immense wealth or dire poverty.  To praise Allah at each moment, no matter what happens, is Islam…

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If you see someone else as your enemy

it is your own reflection

that you are seeing…

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Hatred cannot be overcome by hatred, nor anger by anger.  Anger is fire, and God created the jinns and their leader, satan, out of that fire.  Because of his hatred and anger, satan was hurled from heaven into this world of hell.  Anyone who has that anger in him is a satan.  If we are angry, we will see anger in others, but if we overcome satan’s anger in ourselves, we will not see it in anyone else…

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It is our own satanic qualities that must be overcome with inner patience, contentment, trust in God, and giving all praise to God.  However, if instead we nourish these evil qualities, then Allah will throw us away from Himself.  Just as He cast off satan, He will throw us out of heaven…

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…into hell.

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presented

by

The Great Horned Toad

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Text from Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen’s book:

Islam & World Peace ~ Explanations Of A Sufi

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