Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
Whether harshness comes from God’s Grandeur
or fidelity comes from God’s Beauty,
both of them are “pure goodness” to the soul;
be pleased with His benevolence, be pleased with His severity.
– Yunus Emre
This lovely Turkish couplet is similar to a line of Rumi: “I am a lover of His Benevolence and Severity.” Many Sufis believe that this is the true meaning of Alhamdulillah! That Allah is to be praised for His goodness toward us as well as His harshness, which is the rough cloth that polishes the mirror of our heart with our tears. On the path of Love, it is the tears of the heart that water the rose of wisdom.
PS Writeous Sister’s blog has posted the Mawlid Carnival in honor of the Prophet and Messenger of Islam (salalahi alahi wa salaam), Pay a visit HERE.