Monday, June 1, 2009

To Sit with The Company of the Truthful

Sitting with The Prophets:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ
9:119 O ye who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are true (in word and deed).

Shams al-Tabrizi (r.a.) says,
“Without doubt, whenever you sit with someone and are with him, you will take on his disposition. On whom have you been gazing that tightness should have come into you? If you look at green herbs and flowers, freshness will come. The sitting companion pulls you into his own world. That is why reciting the Koran purifies the heart, for you remember the prophets and their states. The form of the prophets comes together in your spirit and becomes its sitting companion.”
- Shams Tabrizi

Shams al-Tabriz is the companion of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

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