The vessel

“Every vessel, every container, will only pour out what is contained in it, and that’s very obvious.


And so, your tongue is your ability to express what lies in your spirit: television, the movies, the friends you hang out with, the music you listen to.


Everything around you is environmental forces that shape how your being is and how your heart is. And when you open your mouth to speak it’s like your heart is a sponge that absorbs all of this material from around you.


Essentially what you’re doing is squeezing what is in you and what comes out is going to be what has been compiled in your mind and in your memory.


Obviously you can only express in your heart what has been placed in it.


And so in order for the outcome and the output from the tongue to be positive, the input in that needs to be positive: in spirit, in silence, in talking.. And throughout our lives.”


American Muslim scholar, Abdullah Adhami


The Opening

A prayer for those who seek the path of righteousness, and all of humanity.


In the Name of God; the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds,

The Beneficent, the Merciful.

Owner of the Day of Judgment,

Thee alone we worship; Thee alone we ask for help.

Show us the straight path,

The path of those whom Thou hast favoured;

Not the path of those who earn Thine anger, nor of those who go astray.




[Source: Koran, Chapter 1]

About this blog

Palms of wisdom. A phrase encapsulating what we want this blog to be: a home for knowledge of benefit, derived from both Islamic sources and everyday experiences.


The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reportedly said: “A person who follows a path for acquiring knowledge, God will make easy the passage to Paradise for him” (narrated by Abu Hurairah* (May God be pleased with him), recorded in Muslim**)


There’s a galaxy of beneficial knowledge out there, and by harnessing the power of technology via this blog, we hope to share the lessons we’ve learnt with those who seek to know.


The quotes, advices and wisdoms collected on this blog come from various sources, including the Holy Koran, the way of life (Sunnah) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), talks by learned people, classes, and everyday experiences.


We hope that you’ll benefit from the wisdom we’re trying to capture, and encourage you to share your thoughts.


Every good that is derived from this blog is from God alone; while every mistake that may arise from it is from our own shortcomings and satan.



*Abu Hurairah: a close companion of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who recorded in writing many of the wise sayings of the prophet.


** Muslim: In this context Muslim refers to the book of compilations of many of the sayings of the Prophet (PBUH).