Interview

April 29, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Pakistani Spectator, a very interesting site that covers news, entertainment, politics, and all things Pakistan, has been conducting interviews with various bloggers around the world

And so it has just posted an interview with me about the Darvish blog. Please check it out by clicking HERE.

Ya Haqq!


The Servant’s Call

April 27, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “By Him in Whose hand is my life, the servant will supplicate God Most High while God is angry with him, and God will turn away from him. Again he will supplicate, and God will turn away, and again he will supplicate, and God will turn away. Then again he will supplicate, and God Most High will say to the angels, ‘My servant refuses to call upon anything other than Me so I have answered him.”

- A hadith from a longer and extremely beautiful post at the Almiskeenah blog.

Ya Haqq!


Touching Faith

April 23, 2008

you have your doubt
because doubt
is the bars of a cage
you believe in.
you see only
a blurred world of illusion.
still gently as the breath prays
the soul dreams its way
out of every prison people create,
including the fear
that leads to lack of belief.
Lover, it’s your heart we seek
inside our own. you have felt
the breath of Him on your skin
until you named it wind.
how can we know
we dress things in our own
sense of limitation?

if i placed a star in the palm of your hand,
you would feel the way
the earth feels when it becomes
a mother to a forest of seeds.
behold the star now.
if you believe it
is what you view from earth,
balance it in the palm of your hand.
if you can’t, you have touched Truth,
allowing your heart the faith
of the entire universe.

- This beautiful spiritual poem is from Sister Annie’s Kneeling Before the Rose poetry blog, and posted with her permission and my gratitude.

Ya Haqq!


God’s Forgiveness

April 20, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind.  O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you.  O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.

- Hadith Qudsi, reported in the collections of Tirmidhi and Ahmad.

Ya Haqq!


Poetry Contest at the Islamic Writers Alliance

April 17, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

April is National Poetry Month is the United States, and the Islamic Writers Alliance is holding its 4th annual poetry contest. The deadline is May 15th, so please click HERE for more details. The theme this year is Iman (faith), and there are categories for all ages.

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.

- Rumi

Ya Haqq!


Supplication of the Prophet (pbuh)

April 15, 2008

”O Lord I supplicate Thee for

firmness in faith, and inclination

towards the straight path, and for

Your aid in being grateful to You

and in adoring You in every good

way; and I supplicate you for an

innocent heart which shall not

incline to wickedness and for a true

tongue. I supplicate You to guide

me to all You know to be

virtuous and to preserve me from

all which You know to be vicious,

I supplicate You to forgive me my

faults for You know them all”

Ameen.

A supplication attributed to Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), taken from the excellent Siraat-e-Mustaqeem blog.

Ya Haqq!


Master of the Jinn Book Review

April 13, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Our dear Sister Annie has written a very good and generous book review of Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel on her excellent Divine Remembrance blog. Please check it out HERE :)

Ya Haqq!


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