3:103 And hold fast by the covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited. And remember Allah’s favour to you when you were enemies, then He united your hearts so by His favour you became brethren. And you were on the brink of a pit of fire, then He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes clear to you His messages that you may be guided.
MOORISH HOLY KORAN CHAPTER 42
Holy Instructions From the Prophet Weakness
” Vain and inconstant as thou art, O child of imperfection, how canst thou be weak? Is not inconstancy connected with frailty? Can there be vanity without infirmity? Avoid the danger of the one, and thou shalt escape the mischiefs of the other. “
adj. vain·er, vain·est
1. Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless: a vain attempt.
2. Lacking substance or worth: vain talk.
3. Having or showing excessive pride in one’s appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
4. Archaic Foolish.
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being vain; excessive pride or conceit
2. ostentation occasioned by ambition or pride
3. an instance of being vain or something about which one is vain
4. the state or quality of being valueless, futile, or unreal
5. something that is worthless or useless
6. (Furniture) NZ short for vanity unit
[C13: from Old French vanité, from Latin vānitās emptiness, from vānus empty]
n, pl -ties
1. physical or moral weakness
2. (often plural) a fault symptomatic of moral weakness
weakness, susceptibility, fallibility, peccability a triumph of will over human frailty
weakness might, strength, fortitude, robustness
2. infirmity, poor health, feebleness, puniness, frailness She died after a long period of increasing frailty.
3. fault, failing, vice, weakness, defect, deficiency, flaw, shortcoming, blemish, imperfection, foible, weak point, peccadillo, chink in your armour She is aware of his faults and frailties.
fault asset, virtue, strong point
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being infirm
2. physical weakness or debility; frailty
3. a moral flaw or failing
in•fir•mi•ty (ɪnˈfɜr mɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. a physical weakness or ailment: the infirmities of age.
2. the quality or state of being infirm; lack of strength.
3. a moral weakness or failing.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin]
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or condition of being diversified or various
2. a collection of unlike things, esp of the same general group; assortment
3. a different form or kind within a general category; sort: varieties of behaviour.
a. taxonomy a race whose distinct characters are insufficient to justify classification as a separate species; a subspecies
b. horticulture stockbreeding a strain of animal or plant produced by artificial breeding
a. entertainment consisting of a series of short unrelated performances or acts, such as comedy turns, songs, dances, sketches, etc
b. (as modifier): a variety show.
[C16: from Latin varietās, from various]
alloy – a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when moltenalloy – a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; “brass is an alloy of zinc and copper”
mixture – (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
heavy metal – a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
intr.v. lan·guished, lan·guish·ing, lan·guish·es
1. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor: crops languishing from a lack of rain.
2. To exist or continue in miserable or disheartening conditions: languished away in prison.
3. To remain unattended or be neglected: legislation that continued to languish in committee.
4. To become downcast or pine away in longing: languish apart from friends and family; languish for a change from dull routine.
(There was about him) an air of defeat … as though all the rules he’d learned in life were, one by one, being reversed —Margaret Millar
Dampened my mood (as automatically) as would the news of an earthquake in Cincinnati or the outbreak of the Third World War —T. Coraghessan Boyle
Dejection seemed to transfix him, to reach down out of the sky and crash like a spike through his small rigid body —Niven Busch
Dejection settled over her like a cloud —Louis Bromfield
Depression crept like a fog into her mind —Ellen Glasgow
Depression … is like a light turned into a room —only a light of blackness —Rudyard Kipling
Depressions … like thick cloud covers: not a ray of light gets through —Larry McMurtry
Despair howled round his inside like a wind —Elizabeth Bowen
Despair is like forward children, who, when you take away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the fire for madness —Pierre Charron
Despair, like that of a man carrying through choice a bomb which, at a certain hour each day, may or may not explode —William Faulkner
Despair passed over him like cold winds and hot winds coming from places he had never visited —Margaret Millar
Despondency … lurking like a ghoul —Richard Maynard
Emptied, like a collapsed balloon, all the life gone out of him —Ben Ames Williams
Feeling of desperation … as if caught by a chain that was slowly winding up —Victor Hugo
Feel like a picnicker who has forgotten his lunch —Frank O’Hara
(I’m not feeling very good right now. I) feel like I’ve been sucking on a lot of raw eggs —Dexter Manley, of the Washington Redskins after his team lost important game, quoted in the New York Times, December 8, 1986
nau·se·ate (nô′zē-āt′, -zhē-, -sē-, -shē-)
intr. & tr.v. nau·se·at·ed, nau·se·at·ing, nau·se·ates
1. To feel or cause to feel nausea. See Usage Note at nauseous.
2. To feel or cause to feel loathing or disgust. See Synonyms at disgust.
The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction:
engorgement, repletion, satiation, surfeit.
tr.v. sa·ti·at·ed, sa·ti·at·ing, sa·ti·ates
1. To satisfy (an appetite, for example) fully.
2. To provide (someone) with more than enough; glut.
adj. (-ĭt) Archaic
Filled to satisfaction.
tr.v. es·teemed, es·teem·ing, es·teems
1. To regard with respect; prize. See Synonyms at appreciate.
2. To regard as; consider: esteemed it an honor to help them.
1. Favorable regard; respect. See Synonyms at regard.
2. Archaic Judgment; opinion.
1. A feeling of strong approval or delight with regard to someone or something: the students’ admiration for their teacher. See Synonyms at regard.
2. The state of being viewed with such approval or delight: an actor held in admiration by her peers.
3. The object of such approval and delight: a movie that was the admiration of many critics.
4. Archaic The action of wondering; marveling.
1. The state of being transported by a lofty emotion; ecstasy.
2. often raptures An expression of ecstatic feeling: raptures of joy.
a. The transporting of a person from one place to another, especially to heaven, by supernatural means.
b. Rapture An event in the eschatology of certain Christian groups in which believers in Christ will be taken up to heaven either prior to or at the Second Coming.
tr.v. rap·tured, rap·tur·ing, rap·tures
[Obsolete French, abduction, carrying off, from rapt, carried away, from Old French rat, from Latin raptus; see rapt.]
Noun 1. tranquillity – an untroubled statetranquillity – an untroubled state; free from disturbances
order – established customary state (especially of society); “order ruled in the streets”; “law and order”
2. tranquillity – a state of peace and quiettranquillity – a state of peace and quiet
quietude, quietness, tranquility
calmness – a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
peace of mind, ataraxis, peacefulness, repose, serenity, peace, heartsease – the absence of mental stress or anxiety
easiness, relaxation – a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; “the easiness we feel when sleeping”
3. tranquillity – a disposition free from stress or emotiontranquillity – a disposition free from stress or emotion
serenity, tranquility, placidity, repose, quiet
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity – steadiness of mind under stress; “he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity”
ataraxia – peace of mind
n. pl. ec·sta·sies
1. Intense joy or delight.
2. A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control: an ecstasy of rage.
3. The trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.
4. often Ecstasy Slang MDMA.
[Middle English extasie, from Old French, from Late Latin extasis, terror, from Greek ekstasis, astonishment, distraction, from existanai, to displace, derange : ek-, out of; see ecto- + histanai, to place; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
con•tent•ment (kənˈtɛnt mənt)
1. the state of being contented.
2. something that contents.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French]
contentment – happiness with one’s situation in life
happiness – emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
satisfaction – the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; “the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction”
discontent, discontentedness, discontentment – a longing for something better than the present situation
noun satisfaction, peace, content, ease, pleasure, comfort, happiness, fulfilment, gratification, serenity, equanimity, gladness, repletion, contentedness I cannot describe the feeling of contentment that was with me at that time.
discomfort, discontent, dissatisfaction, unhappiness, displeasure, uneasiness, discontentment
1. Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom.
2. Pensive reflection or contemplation.
a. Black bile.
b. An emotional state characterized by sullenness and outbreaks of violent anger, believed to arise from an excess of black bile.
1. Feeling, showing, or expressing depression of the spirits; sad or dejected. See Synonyms at sad.
2. Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom: a letter with some melancholy news.
3. Pensive; thoughtful.
[Middle English malencolie, melancolie, from Old French, from Late Latin melancholia, from Greek melankholiā : melās, melan-, black + kholē, bile; see ghel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
lib•er•al•i•ty (ˌlɪb əˈræl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or condition of being liberal.
2. breadth of mind.
3. broadness or fullness, as of proportions.
liberality – an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
tolerance – willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
2. liberality – the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
generosity, generousness – the trait of being willing to give your money
n. pl. ag·o·nies
a. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain: The injured soldier writhed in agony.
b. An instance of such suffering: the agonies of adolescence.
2. A sudden or intense emotion: “Jones then fell upon his knees, and kissed her hand in an agony of joy” (Henry Fielding).
3. A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.
pre•em•i•nence or pre-em•i•nence (priˈɛm ə nəns)
the state or character of being preeminent.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin]
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at famous.
[Middle English, from Latin praeēminēns, present participle of praeēminēre, to excel : prae-, pre- + ēminēre, to stand out; see eminent.]
Top Ten Phraseology
1. Wherein art thou most weak? In that wherein thou seemest most strong; in that wherein most thou glorieth; even in possessing the things which thou hast; in using the good that is about thee.
2. Know that to be content, is to be happy.
3. Variety is to thee in the place of pleasure; but that which permanently delighteth, must be permanent.
4. Is there any thing in which thy weakness appeareth more, than in desiring things? It is in the possessing, and in the using of them.
5. Good things cease to be good in our enjoyment of them.
6. Allah hath given thee no good, without its admixture of evil;
7. As joy is not without its alloy of pain, so neither is sorrow without its portion of pleasure. Joy and grief, though unlike, are united.
8. The best things in the hands of a fool may be turned to his destruction; and out of the worst, the wise will find means of good.
9. So blended is weakness in thy nature, O man, that thou hast not strength either to be good nor to be evil, entirely.
10. If thou behold thy brother in the agonies of slow death, is not mercy to put a period to his life? And is it not also death to be his murderer?
11. Truth is but one; thy doubts are of thine own raising. He who made virtues what they are, planted in thee a knowledge of their pre-eminence.
The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America
Divinely Prepared by the Noble Prophet
By the guiding of his father God, Allah; the great God of the universe. To redeem man from his sinful and fallen stage of humanity back to the highest plane of life with his father God, Allah.
Holy Instructions From the Prophet Weakness
1. Vain and inconstant as thou art, O child of imperfection, how canst thou be weak? Is not inconstancy connected with frailty? Can there be vanity without infirmity? Avoid the danger of the one, and thou shalt escape the mischiefs of the other.
2. Wherein art thou most weak? In that wherein thou seemest most strong; in that wherein most thou glorieth; even in possessing the things which thou hast; in using the good that is about thee.
3. Art not thy desires also frail? Or knoweth thou even what it is thou wouldst wish? When thou hast obtained what most thou soughteth after, behold, it contenteth thee not.
4. Wherefore loseth the pleasure that is before thee its relish? And why appeareth that which is yet to come the sweeter? Because thou art wearied with the good of this, because thou knoweth not the evil of that which is not with thee. Know that to be content, is to be happy.
5. Couldst thou choose for thyself, would thy Creator lay before thee all that thy heart could ask for, would happiness then remain with thee, or would joy always dwell in thy gates?
6. Alas! Thy weakness forbiddeth it; thy infirmity declareth against it. Variety is to thee in the place of pleasure; but that which permanently delighteth, must be permanent.
7. When that is gone, thou repenteth the loss of it; though, while it was with thee, thou despiseth it.
8. That which succeedeth it, hath no more pleasure to thee; and thou afterwards quarreleth with thyself for preferring it; behold the only circumstances in which thou arrest not!
9. Is there any thing in which thy weakness appeareth more, than in desiring things? It is in the possessing, and in the using of them.
10. Good things cease to be good in our enjoyment of them. What nature meant pure sweets, are sources of bitterness to us, from our delights arise pain, from our joys, sorrow.
11. Be moderate in the enjoyment, and it shall remain in thy possession; let thy joy be founded on reason, and to its end shall sorrow be a stranger.
12. The delights of love are ushered in by sighs, and they terminate in languishment and dejection. The objects thou burnedeth for, nauseates with satiety; and no sooner hast thou possessed it, but thou art weary of its presence.
13. Join esteem to thy admiration, unite friendship with the love; so shalt thou find in the end content so absolute, that it surpasseth raptures, tranquility more worth than ecstasy.
14. Allah hath given thee no good, without its admixture of evil; but he hath given thee also the means of throwing off the evil from it.
15. As joy is not without its alloy of pain, so neither is sorrow without its portion of pleasure. Joy and grief, though unlike, are united. Our own choice only can give them to us entirely.
16. Melancholy itself often giveth delight, and the extremity of joys are mingled with tears.
17. The best things in the hands of a fool may be turned to his destruction; and out of the worst, the wise will find means of good.
18. So blended is weakness in thy nature, O man, that thou hast not strength either to be good nor to be evil, entirely. Rejoice that thou canst not excel in evil, and let the good that is within thy reach content thee.
19. The virtues are allotted to various stations. Seek not after impossibilities, nor grieve that thou canst not possess them all.
20. Wouldst thou at once have the liberality of the rich, and the contentment of the poor? Shall the wife of thy bosom be despised because she showeth not the virtues of the widow?
21. If thy father sink before thee in the divisions of thy country, can at once thy justice destroy him, and thy duty save his life?
22. If thou behold thy brother in the agonies of slow death, is not mercy to put a period to his life? And is it not also death to be his murderer?
23. Truth is but one; thy doubts are of thine own raising. He who made virtues what they are, planted in thee a knowledge of their pre-eminence. Act as thy soul dictates to thee, and the end shall be always right.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
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