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BLOSSOM MIND

And who is better in speech than he who [says: "My Lord is Allah (believes in His Oneness)," and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and] invites (men) to Allah's (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: "I am one of the Muslims." (Holy Quran-41:33) Take Benefit of Five Before Five, Your Youth Before Your Old Age, Your Health Before Your Sickness, Your Wealth Before Your Poverty, Your Free Time Before Your Preoccupation, & Your Life Before Your Death.” [Prophet Muhammad peace and blessing from Allah be upon him] 1. I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought of all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience. -Caliph Umar (Radhi yallahu Anhu) 2. Knowledge is the legacy of the Prophets; wealth is the inheritance of the Pharaohs. As the Prophets are superior to the Pharaohs, so knowledge is better than wealth. -Caliph Ali (Radhi yallahu Anhu) 3. The shortest distance between a problem and its solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to Allah can stand up to anything. 4. If you do not act according to your knowledge today, and you do not make amends for days gone-by, you will say tomorrow on the day of Resurrection, “Send us back and we will act virtuously!” And it will be replied, “Fool! You have just come from there!” -Imam Ghazali 5. Put aside your pride, Set down your arrogance, And remember your grave. -Caliph Ali (Radhi yallahu Anhu) 6. It is useless to have a learned tongue but an ignorant heart. -Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani 7. The life of the Muslim Ummah is solely dependent on the ink of it’s scholars and the blood of it’s Martyrs. -Shaheed Sheikh Abdullah Azzam (rahimatullah) 8. Plan your future carefully: You are going to spend the rest of your life there i.e. the hereafter 9. The death is only once, so let it be in the path of Allah -Martyr Sheikh Abdullah Azzam 10. There are hundreds of ways of reasoning with the Arabs, if [the Jews] will only discard the 2

help of the British bayonet. As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. -Mahatma Ghandi 11. If you think that Hamas and Al-Qassam will be crushed, we will rise up from the rubble -Al-Qassam spokesman Abu Obaida on Zionists recent terror on Gaza 12. "What can my enemies do to me? If they imprison me, that’s my seclusion! if they oust me, that’s my tourism! and if they kill me, they make me a martyr!" -Ibn Tayymiah 13. Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open -Thomas Dewar 14. "You cannot defeat a people who see the gates of Paradise down the barrel of your cannons.” 16. In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. 17. People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway. -posted by Seeker Of Wisdom 3

18. The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously 19. The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world. 20. If we can only arrange that this (Sharif Hussain; who led the Arabs in a revolt against the Uthmani Khalifhah) political change shall be violent one, we will have abolished the threat of Islam, by dividing it against itself in its very heart. There will be a Khalifah in Turkey and a Khalifah in Arabia, in theological warfare, and Islam will be as little formiable as the Papacy when Popes lived in Avignon. - T.E. Lawrence (aka 'Lawrence of Arabia). 21. Former Nun and professor of religious law at Jerusalem University, Karen Armstrong - "The Koran has a pluralistic vision and respects other faiths. Constantly, it insists that Muhammad has not come to cancel out the revelations of such earlier prophets as Abraham, Moses and Jesus. God commands Muslims to speak courteously to Jews and Christians, 'the People of the Book', and to tell them - 'We believe what you believe; your God and our God is one' (Koran 29:46). Christianity and Judaism, on the other hand, do not accept any other faith as true and assume that it is the same with Islam - but that is not the issue - it is all a matter of using whatever is convenient to further political aims." 22. “...The Israeli soldiers shoot with silencers. The bullets from the M-16 rifles tumble end over end through the children's slight bodies. Later, in the hospital, I will see the destruction: the stomachs ripped out, the gaping holes in limbs and torsos. Yesterday at this spot the Israelis shot eight young men, six of who were under the age of eighteen. One was twelve. This afternoon they killed an eleven-year-old boy, Ali Murad, and seriously wound four more, three of who are under eighteen.” - Christopher Hedges, American Journalist on assignment in Gazza 23. F.D. Roosevelt said, : In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet that it was planned that way. 24. Albert Einstein said: I know not what weapons will be used in World War 3, but I know Man will use stones and sticks to fight World War 4. 25. "Our illustrious army, one of the most advanced in the world, with its nuclear option, its fighter planes that can fly to Tehran and back, its unmanned aerial vehicles and drones and guided missiles, has been caught twice with its pants down (by Hizbullah), in scenarios that had been foreseen," -Yoel Marcus in the daily Haaretz. 26. Islam is the best chance the poor of the planet have for any hope of decency in their lives. It is the one revolutionary force that cares about humanity - Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark (1998)

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27. Journalist: How will the deaths of Israeli soldiers today affect your plans? Israeli Army Spokesman: You saw that massacre of 12 Israelis .. it will ... Journalist: Massacre you said? But those were soldiers and this is war. Spokesman: No, it was a massacre because the people who fired the missiles weren't targeting soldiers. They were targeting Israeli civilians but killed the soldiers by accident. Journalist: But you also committed massacres in Qana and elsewhere. Spokesman: No, there was no massacre in Qana. Hizb’Allah fighters were the targets of the bombardment but civilians were hit by accident. This nightmarish gibberish, which would make any journalist quit his job, a spectator smash his TV screen and a dialogue participant abandon his faith in dialogue, is not from Alice in Wonderland. It is an excerpt taken verbatim from an interview on an Arab satellite station with a young spokesman for the Israeli Armed Forces. (Source: Al-Ahram Weekly, 10-16 August 2006) 28. "When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying." -Unknown 29. "What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction was brought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" -Mahatma Gandhi 30. ISRAELIS – An UNCIVILIZED Bunch of Mercenaries INSTALLED By the British & CARED & CRADLED By the Americans.” 31. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. 32. One generation plants trees, and the next enjoys the shade. 33. Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. 34. We solemnly believe that our lives are in the hand of the Almighty Allah, and thus, such threats don’t frighten us. -Ismail Haniya when asked about Zionist threats to assasinate him 35. Most people walk in and out of your life, but only friend's leave footprints in your heart. 36. Everyone is in the world as a guest, and his money is but a loan. The guest must go sooner or 5

later and the loan must be returned. -Ibn Masud 37. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. 38. Do not try to run away from trials and tribulations, but endure them with patience. They cannot be avoided, and there is nothing for it but to endure them with patience. How can you expect the whole of this world, and all that has been created therein, to undergo change and transformation just to suit your convenience? The Prophets are the best of all creatures, yet they have always had to suffer afflictions and so it is for their followers, those who thread in their footsteps as they walk along their highway, emulating their example. -Shaikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani 39. The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that the Pharaoh’s vast wealth caused him to say, “Truly I’m deserving of your worship.” Whereas the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) vast knowledge caused him to say, “Truly we have not worshipped You as You deserve to be worshipped. -Khalifa Ali (Radhi yallahu Anhu) 40. Knowledge is not what is memorised; knowledge is what benefits. -Imam Shafi' 42. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for. 43. I am a traveler seeking the Truth, a human searching for the meaning of humanity, and a citizen seeking dignity, freedom, stability and welfare under the shade of Islam. I am a free man who is aware of the purpose of his existence and calls, truly, my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death, are all for Allah, the Cherisher of the worlds; He has no partner. This I am commanded and I am among those who submit to His Will. This is who I am. Who are you? -Imaam Hassan Al-Banaa, when once asked by a journalist to introduce himself 44. If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire, then the desire will generate a wish, and the wish will generate an intention, and the intention will generate the action, and the action will result in ruin and divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind, from which all the other things follow on. -Imam Al-Ghazzali 45. The life of this world and the Hereafter, in the heart of a person, are like the two scales of a balance, when the one becomes heavier the other becomes lighter. -`Amr ibn Abdullah 46. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King

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47. When my heart was hardened and my courses constrained I made my hope a stairway to Your forgiveness My sin burdened me heavily, but when I measured it by Your forgiveness Lord, Your forgiveness was the greater. -Imam Al-Shafi’ in his final sickness 48. When you meet a wasteful immoderate person, you hear complaints, no matter how rich he is, he still complains. But when you meet even the poorest, but contented person, you hear only thanks 49. Gaza is a prison and Israel seems to have thrown away the key. -United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, John Dugard 50. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr. 51. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke 52. The death is only once, so let it be in the path of Allah -Martyr Sheikh Abdullah Azzam 53. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -Mark Twain
54. "Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out for the best in life. Open hands open the way to achievement. Put them to

work today. -Wilfred A. Peterson 55. "Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope, men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. -Charles Sawyer 56. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." -Albert Schweitzer 57. "It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." -Alan Cohen

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58."You can determine how confident people are by listening to what they don't say about themselves." -Brian G. Jett 59."You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence."

-Robert Frost 60. Paracutists are good to the last drop.

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