Monday, March 19, 2007

Walk on Water


Walk on Water
The Wisdom of Jesus

The following sayings of Jesus, peace be upon him, from traditional Arabic sources are excerpted from Walk on Water, a forthcoming book by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf:


Once Jesus (alayhi salam) met IblÏs [Satan] and IblÏs

said, “Is it not true that only what has been

decreed will happen?”

Jesus replied, “That is true.”

Then IblÏs said, “So throw yourself down

from the top of this mountain, and let us

see if you live or not!”

Jesus answered, “The servant does not

test his master; rather, it is the master who

tests his servant.”

(Abu Naim)

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Jesus, the son of Mary, (alayhis salam) said, “God has

given me the power to give life to the dead,

sight to the blind, sound to the deaf; but

He did not give me the power to heal the

fool of his foolishness.”

(a l -Razi )

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Jesus (alayhis salam) said, “You will never obtain what

you desire except through patience with

what you despise.”

(a l - Ghazzali)

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Once someone asked Jesus (alayhis salam), “How are

you able to walk on water?”

Jesus replied, “With certainty.”

Then someone said, “But we also have

certainty!”

Jesus then asked them, “Are stone, clay,

and gold equal in your eyes?”

They replied, “Certainly not!”

Jesus responded, “They are in mine.”

(Ahmad)

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1 comment:

Omar said...

Sh.Hamza is the man mA