May 11, 2010
Sometimes in order to help He makes us cry.
Happy the eye that sheds tears for His sake.
Fortunate the heart that burns for His sake.
Laughter always follows tears.
Blessed are those who understand.
Life blossoms wherever water flows.
Where tears are shed divine mercy is shown.
-Moulana Rumi (RA)
Selections Poems from: Khayam, Rumi, Hafez, Moulana Shah Maghsoud
The sign of the friend of Allah is that he has three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth.
- Bayazid Bistami (RA)
Note: Some books attribute this quote to Shaikh Khwaja Moinudeen Chishti (RA) of Ajmer