Undaunted

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

- The Talmud

Ya Haqq!

With gratitude to the very spiritual Isaiah Knows Nothing blog.

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14 Responses to Undaunted

  1. James says:

    I am not sure exactly how this all works, but this is an answer to a question that has been preoccupying me for a long, long time.

    With loving-kindness….thank-you!

  2. sf says:

    Assalaam Alaikum Brother Irving,

    Crystal Clear, Profound Wisdom!
    Thank you and Brother Isaiah for sharing.

    sf

  3. priya says:

    Thank you brother for this timely post.this question was haunting for a long time now i got the answer.May God bless you with abundant wisdom.

  4. pbsweeney says:

    This is one of those passages that pierce me keenly, and leave my eyes full of water and my heart full of longing. I’m sure I shall come back to it again and again.

    Thank you very much.
    p

  5. Suroor says:

    Thank you dear brother for bringing these beautiful words to us.

  6. Maliha says:

    Beautiful Mashaallah thanks for sharing bro.

  7. Irving says:

    Salaam and Greetings of Peace Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    Alhamdulillah, that we are given what we need when we are ready to receive it. This was also a question that I struggled with. How can anyone be happy when there is so much war, misery, hunger, and poverty in the world?

    Perhaps to be just, loving, merciful, generous, kind, and to walk with humility in spirit, is the beginning of the solution, one person at a time, for as long as we are able.

    Little by little, the enormity of the world’s grief will diminish, and slowly, slowly the spirit of loving-kindnes, the spirit of God, will spread and rise in the heart of His creation. This ordinary work may not be completed in our lifetime, or in our children’s or grand-children’s lifetimes, but if we continue to teach the next generation, and they the one after them, to paraphrase Dr. King, justice and mercy and love will indeed flow like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

    Ya Haqq!

  8. Sadiq says:

    So sweet. it beholds all the wisdom one needs to work and walk upright in life.

    thank you for this brother Irving. Masaalam.

  9. Salaam

    So beautiful ,

    What is this Love that everywhere I hear its song , I become manic in different level but it has no exception!

    Ya Haqq!

  10. lu says:

    This is so true, that if you want to live by it you will have to be prepared to cry an ocean of tears.

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  12. luaphacim says:

    I, too, love these words, though many of my beliefs are not yours. Thank you for reminding me today! :-)

  13. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Irving bhai,

    Ya Haqq!

    What else is there to say?

    Abdur Rahman

  14. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    Thank you all for your comments and kind words :)
    Brother Ismail, “What love is this that everywhere I hear its song?” That is the answer to all questions :) A beautiful way of phrasing the ineffable.

    Ya Haqq!

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