Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.— Rumi
Helpful Sufi Wisdom quotations
It hurts because it matters.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.
May Allah steal from you All that steals you from Him.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.
If Allah created you for this world, He would have created you without death.
Asking good questions is half of learning.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart
A ship in harbour is safe but thats not what ships are for.
The thing we tell of can never be found be seeking, yet only seekers find it.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others.
Every time you judge someone else, you reveal an unhealed part of yourself.
If someone remarks "What an excellent man you are!" and this pleases you more than his saying, "What a bad man you are!" know that you are still a bad man.
If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
Death is the protector of life and life is the process of death.
I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
My heart is so small it's almost invisible.
How can You place such big sorrows in it? "Look," He answered, "your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his hear.
Silence is better than bullshit.
Dance when you're perfectly free.
Your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.
When the child is ill, the mother will know how to pray.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Prescribing hard work for the soft, or easy work for the hardy, is generally nonsense. What is always needed in any aim is right effort, right time, right people, right materials.
Most mystics do not want to read religious wisdom;
they want to be it. A postcard of a beautiful lake is not a beautiful lake, and Sufis may be defined as those who dance in the lake.
To those who say "Sufism is apolitical" or "no politics," I respond: "No politics is politics." Look at the very old African Sufi tradition, the Asian Sufi tradition, or the North African Sufi tradition. Then you get it and understand what Sufism is all about wisdom, courage and resistance.