Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time to reflect....
an inner meaning, the latter overpowering. Do
not regard the surface alone, for the devil never
regarded Adam as mere clay. The surface
meaning of the Qur'an is like a human torso,
features visible, but the spirit hidden.
2. Little by little God takes the beauty away.
Little by little life's luster decays.
Listen to the passage, "To whom We
grant a long life, those We cause to decline."
Seek the essence and not the structure.
The beauty of heart shall forever abide, for it
is enriched with the water of life.
3. Every prophet to the world came alone,
within him carrying a hundred unseen worlds.
The cosmos was charmed by his depth
and folded itself into his modest frame,
The foolish thought he was lonely and weak.
With the King as his companion,
how is he weak?
4. We honored man by the gift of free will.
Half of him is honeybee, the other half snake.
True believers are stores of honey.
Stores of poison are those who do not believe.
5. Many prayers are declined because of the
rank odor of a corrupt heart rising through the
beautiful words. Let the words be wrong, but
the meaning right. That flawed utterance is
dearer to God. [Mawlana Rumi]
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