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How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown.´
³Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.´
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.´
³Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.´
³Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.´
The Quran, in one of its verses clearly writes of a similitude between humans and birds: And there is no animal in the earth, nor a bird that flies on its two wings, but (they are) communities like yourselves.
Holy Quran, chapter 6, verse 38.
³Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.´
³Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?
³God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.´
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
³The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.´
³He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer ,is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again.´
³If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.´
³The bird has an honor that man does not have. Man lives in the traps of his abdicated laws and traditions; but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun.
³Do you not see that Allah is He Whom do glorify all those who are in the heavens and the earth, and the (very) birds with expanded wings? He knows the prayer of each one and its glorification, and Allah is Cognizant of what they do. (The Light 24.41)´
³You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.´
³A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.´
³As the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible.´
³So that we pursue the happiness of this world, just as little Children chase birds, when we think we are come very near it and have it almost in our hands it flies farther from us than it was at first´
³Fine feathers make fine birds´
³God gives all birds their food but does not drop it into their nests´
³We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
³The reason birds can fly and we can't, is simply that they have perfect faith,,, for to have faith is to have wings´
³A bird in hand is better than two in the bush´
³Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies´
³Morning is the best of all times in the garden. The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth. Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten. Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work.
How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!
³We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry
³A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?´
³Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?´
Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
Best regards from : Effat Saleh : http://www.slideshare.net/effat57
.. And there is not a single thing but glorifies him with his praise, but you do not understand their glorification ... ² Holy Quran, chapter 17, verse 44.