muhaqqiq ("verifier" or "fully realised") Show more

So all things appear in opposition, but to the wise they all work together and are not opposed. Show more

We are under the control of Someone Show more

student of action and student of words: Show more

difference between the mystics and ordinary philosophers and theologians Show more

You may have faith in your heart, but unless you share it through words, it is worth nothing.
— Rumi / Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi

Jinn/Demons (Benevolent and Malevolent) Show more

Some knowledge and information from http://al-Quran.info/12/2/N8 in English language: "Pork" Show more

Sheik Tirmidhi once said, “Saiyid Burhan alDin expounds truths so well because he has studied the books, secret writings and treatises of the masters.”

A Sufi answered, “But you study them as well. Why don’t you speak like he does?”

Tirmidhi replied, “Well, Burhan al-Din has also made great spiritual efforts and accomplishments.”

The Sufi said, “Why didn’t you say that in the first place? You only know how to repeat what you have read; that is the difference. But we are now speaking of something greater than books—you too can speak of that!”

— Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

Few care about the other world at all.

They have fixed their hearts upon this world entirely.

Some seek these teachings to eat the bread of God, some only to inspect the bread.

Still this is a good thing. God has sealed the eyes of some people so they can cultivate this present world. If no one were blind to the other world, this world would be empty. It is this blindness that gives rise to culture and progress.

So the cause and reason for civilization is blindness, and the cause of devastation is sight.

Those who run for the sake of the other World, they are truly seated. If they are seated for the sake of the present world, they are running.

— Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

Within people there is a longing and a desire such that, even if a hundred thousand worlds were theirs to own, still they would find no rest or comfort. They try every trade and craft, studying astronomy, medicine and every other subject, but they reach no completion, for they have not found their true desire.

All these pleasures and pursuits are like a ladder. The rungs of a ladder are not a place to make one’s home; they are for passing by. Fortunate are those who learn this. The long road becomes short for them, and they do not waste their lives upon the steps.

— Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

God’s treasuries are many, and God’s sciences are many.

His pens are many, and that each one is loftier than the next.

God revealed this present world so that you could accept the other stages that lie ahead. He did not reveal it so that you would say, “This is all there is.” The masters of crafts demonstrate their abilities and arts so their apprentices will find faith in them, and will believe in the other arts they have not yet demonstrated.

— Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

It is stated that after Mohammed (pbuh) and the Prophets (pbut) revelation will not be sent down upon anyone else, but this is not true. This is why Mohammed (pbuh) said, “The believer sees with the Light of God.” When someone sees with God’s Light, they see all things, the first and last, the visible and invisible, for how can anything be hidden from God’s Light? If anything is hidden, then that is not God’s Light. Therefore this is revelation, whether they call it revelation or not. ____ Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

Difference between "Muhaddith/Muhaddis" and "Muhaddath/Muhaddas": Show more

'Shake hands and rancour will disappear. Give presents to each other and love each other and enmity will disappear.' — Hadith: sunnah.com/urn/417120

Point! Show more

"The One through whom all righteousness, justice, and truth are revealed." Show more

Warnings! Show more

Knowingness is the perfect Sheikh. Inspired and true thoughts are His disciples ranked according God’s closeness to them. As each thought expands it comes nearer to knowingness and farther from doubt.

Errant and doubtful thoughts are the outcast disciples of the Sheikh of Knowingness. Every day they wander further from the truth, and fall deeper into darkness.

— Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.


Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***