Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

When I placed it in my mouth, my wisdom asked me to spit it out but my love told me, ‘O Ayāz, beware! This is the same hand which gives you sweet things to eat every day. If it gives you something bitter to eat only one day, it does not matter. To spit it out is contrary to the etiquette of love. Therefore, following the command of love, I consumed the bitter slice of cucumber.’ (Raĥbar-e-Zindagī, pp. 167)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!

Dear Islamic brothers! Being a Muslim, we all should have the same frame of mind. If Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, who has bestowed upon us countless favours, ever tests us with troubles and trials, we should accept them happily. The great is not the one who is loyal only when his object of devotion shows affection for him, but the one who is loyal even when he is ignored by the one he has affection for.

Woĥ ‘ishq-e-ḥaqīqī kī lażżāt naĥīn pā saktā

Jo ranj-o-muṣībat say dauchār naĥīn ĥotā

He cannot taste the true love and devotion

Who does not face adversity and harsh condition

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

42. Non-Muslim monk embraces Islam

Making individual effort, a saint once presented Islam to a non-Muslim monk. After a lengthy debate and argument, the monk replied, ‘It was a miracle of Sayyidunā Prophet ‘Īsā عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام that he would not eat anything for forty consecutive days. This act can only be performed by a Prophet and a iddīq.’ The saint رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied, ‘If I remain hungry for fifty consecutive days, would you embrace Islam giving up your religion and realize that Islam is the true

 



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