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"The branch is always the goal. The tree’s roots exist for the sake of its branches." — Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

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Once that expansive truth has been tasted, we understand much from even one hint.

Words are spoken according to the capacity of the listeners.

Once they breathe in, then wisdom will fill their hearts.

But they say, “For heaven’s sake, why aren’t the words spoken?”

The answer is, “For heaven’s sake, why don’t you draw this wisdom in?”

Whoever withholds the power to listen also withholds from the speaker the impulse to speak.

— Rumi / Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

Although it is the roots of a tree that drink, you can see the results of that drinking through its branches, leaves and fruit. The tree that does not drink withers—how can this stay concealed?
— Rumi / Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

“This world is the dream of a sleeper,” and its meaning is seen quite differently in the other world. There it is truly judged by the Divine Interpreter, for to Him all things are revealed.

Like a gardener who enters an orchard and looks at the trees, without even looking at the fruit on the branches, they can judge this tree to be a date, that one a fig, that a pomegranate, a pear, or an apple.

The true people of God know the science of trees, therefore they need not wait for the resurrection to see the interpretation of life.

Such a person sees beforehand what will be, just as the gardener knows what fruit each branch will surely yield.

— Rumi / Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

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88th Name of ALLAH الله

AL-GHANI الغنى (The Rich, The Independent)

The One who is self-sufficient.

The One without need of anything.

The One who transcends all needs.

The One who is completely satisfied.

The One who is free from any wants.

The One who is free from any dependence.

The One who flourishes without help or aid of any sort, yet who is needed by all.

The One upon whose wealth and riches all others depend.

29th Name of ALLAH الله

AL-'ADL العدل (The Just, The Impartial)

The One who rectifies and sets matters straight in a fair, impartial and equitable manner.

The One who always acts justly.

The One who delivers absolute justice.

The One whose wisdom of justice is based upon complete knowledge of past, present and future.

28th Name of ALLAH الله

AL-HAKAM الحكم (The Judge, The Arbitrator)

The One who is the supreme arbitrating magistrate.

The One who is the only true judge.

The One who always delivers justice in every situation.

The One whose judgments and decrees are never over-turned or thwarted.

The One who makes the final decision of the nature of all matters.

The One who arbitrates all disputes.

This is like what Shams said, “The other world is like a sea, and this world is foam from that sea. God desired to keep this foam in order. Therefore, He set certain people with their backs to the sea so this foam would not fall into ruin.”

If the weavers gave up weaving and sought to be viziers, the whole world would be naked and bare. So, they were given a joy for their craft. They are content with weaving. Therefore people were created to keep the world of foam in order,

God bestows contentment and happiness on everyone in the work that is theirs, so that even if their life should last a hundred thousand years they would still find love for their work. Everyday the love for their craft becomes greater, and subtle skills are born to them, which bring them infinite joy and pleasure.

— Rumi [Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)

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And what they/others do in fighting and war? 

10 Islamic Rules of War

Before engaging in battle, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) instructed his soldiers:

1. Do not kill any child, any woman, or any elder or sick person. (Sunan Abu Dawud)

2. Do not practice treachery or mutilation. (Al-Muwatta)

3. Do not uproot or burn palms or cut down fruitful trees. (Al-Muwatta)

4. Do not slaughter a sheep or a cow or a camel, except for food. (Al-Muwatta)

5. If one fights his brother, [he must] avoid striking the face, for God created him in the image of Adam. (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

6. Do not kill the monks in monasteries, and do not kill those sitting in places of worship. (Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal)

7. Do not destroy the villages and towns, do not spoil the cultivated fields and gardens, and do not slaughter the cattle. (Sahih Bukhari; Sunan Abu Dawud)

8. Do not wish for an encounter with the enemy; pray to God to grant you security; but when you [are forced to] encounter them, exercise patience. (Sahih Muslim)

9. No one may punish with fire except the Lord of Fire. (Sunan Abu Dawud).

10. Accustom yourselves to do good if people do good, and to not do wrong even if they commit evil. (Al-Tirmidhi)

Nothing exists that does not proclaim His praise.

There is one praise for the rope-maker, another for the carpenter who makes the tent-poles, another for the maker of the tent-pins, another for the weaver who weaves the cloth for the tent, another for the saints for whom the tent is made.

— Rumi

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The CWed Toot/Post! 

Some advantages of adding CW (content warning) in the toots.

• Easy view of timeline and saves the space.

• Makes longer post easier to display (i.e. expandable / collapsible).

• Gives an option to put additional heading on the post.

• Makes more easier to sense what the lengthy toot is all about.

• Hides subject or surprises readers by conflicting headline or clearly shows the intent of post.

• Respecting readership by not making your toots visible without any sign.

Was it the outcome of (keeping) an eye or the miracle of maktab?
Who taught 'ismaeel' the manners of sonship?
— Allama Iqbal

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Explanation of making fun with this:

In this heading of the post about Iqbaliyat, two types of elders means: of church and of maktab, some of them try to hide the content of the scripture from people and preach unjustly.

About the image I attached for instance: the blue one is the elder of church and the green one is the elder of maktab.

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MYTH: "There was no shadow of Prophet Muhammad pbuh"

Fabricated stories by some Muslims!

Two types of elders with the same warning "The Content Warning"! 

Some Iqbaliyat on Elders:

♦ (A)

• ﯾﮧ ﭘِﯿﺮﺍﻥِ ﮐﻠﯿﺴﺎ ﻭ ﺣﺮﻡ، ﺍﮮ ﻭﺍﺋﮯ ﻣﺠﺒﻮﺭﯼ!
• ﺻِﻠﮧ ﺍﻥ ﮐﯽ ﮐﺪ ﻭ ﮐﺎﻭش ﮐﺎ ﮨﮯ ﺳﯿﻨﻮﮞ ﮐﯽ ﺑﮯ ﻧﻮﺭﯼ
— علامہ اقبال

- These elders of and, o alas helplessness/powerlessness!
- This is the result of their efforts that hearts are unilluminated — Allama Iqbal


♦ (B)

• ﯾﮧ ﭘِﯿﺮِ ﮐﻠﯿﺴﺎ ﮐﯽ ﮐﺮﺍﻣﺖ ﮨﮯ ﮐﮧ ﺍﺱ ﻧﮯ
• ﺑﺠﻠﯽ ﮐﮯ ﭼﺮﺍﻏﻮﮞ ﺳﮯ ﻣﻨﻮّﺭ ﮐﯿﮯ ﺍﻓﮑﺎﺭ
— علامہ اقبال

This is the miracle of the pastor that he enlightened thoughts by electric lamps — Allama Iqbal


♦ (C)

• ﺧﻮﺩ ﺑﺪﻟﺘﮯ ﻧﮩﯿﮟ، ﻗُﺮﺁﮞ ﮐﻮ ﺑﺪﻝ ﺩﯾﺘﮯ ﮨﯿﮟ
• ﮨُﻮﺋﮯ ﮐﺲ ﺩﺭﺟﮧ ﻓﻘﯿﮩﺎﻥِ ﺣﺮﻡ ﺑﮯ ﺗﻮﻓﯿﻖ!
— علامہ اقبال

- They do not change themselves but they change the meanings of Quran
- To which extent the (s) of became unsuccessful!
— Allama Iqbal


♦ (D)

• ﻣﺠﮫ ﮐﻮ ﻣﻌﻠﻮﻡ ﮨﯿﮟ ﭘِﯿﺮﺍﻥِ ﺣﺮﻡ ﮐﮯ ﺍﻧﺪﺍﺯ
• ﮨﻮ ﻧﮧ ﺍﺧﻼﺹ ﺗﻮ ﺩﻋﻮٰﺋﮯ ﻧﻈﺮ ﻻﻑ ﻭ ﮔﺰﺍﻑ
• ﺍﻭﺭ ﯾﮧ ﺍﮨﻞِ ﮐﻠﯿﺴﺎ ﮐﺎ ﻧﻈﺎﻡِ ﺗﻌﻠﯿﻢ
• ﺍﯾﮏ ﺳﺎﺯﺵ ﮨﮯ ﻓﻘﻂ ﺩﯾﻦ ﻭ ﻣُﺮﻭّﺕ ﮐﮯ ﺧﻼﻑ
— علامہ اقبال

- I know the styles/ways of the elders of
- If no sincerity then the claim of vision is boasting/bragging and exaggeration
- And this education system of the people of is merely a conspiracy against faith and politeness
— Allama Iqbal


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Content Warning! 

عقابی شان سے جھپٹے تھے جو، بےبال و پر نکلے — علامہ اقبال
Uqabi shan se jhaptay thay jo, bay baal-o-par niklay — Allama Iqbal

Perhaps you hate/dislike and it is good/beneficial for you; and perhaps you love/like and it is bad/harmful for you.
— [Quran 2:216]

let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived by the Deceiver.
— [Quran 35:5]

Indeed, those who came with falsehood are a group among you. Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you. For every person among them is what [punishment] he has earned from the sin, and he who took upon himself the greater portion thereof - for him is a great punishment.
— [Quran 24:11]

Do not impress by the abundance of stupidity/absurdity! Do not inspire by the evil and its abundance even if it appears/looks good!
— [Quran 5:100]

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