I picked out the following poem in the comments someone left at Single Muslimah’s blog and the second I can’t remember the source!

The Approach

Yes, yes, you have read thousands of books
but you have never tried to read your own self

you rush in, into your Mandirs, into your Mosques
but you have never tried to enter your own heart

futile are all your battles with Satan
for you have never tried to fight your own desires

(Bulleh Shah)


Al-Haakim reported in al-Mustadrak, and al-Tabaraani reported in al-Mu’jam, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allaah to renew the faith in your hearts”

(Reported by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak, 1/4;. Al-Haythami said in Majma’ al-Zawaa’id, 1/52, “It was reported by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer and its isnaad is saheeh.”)