Rumi’s Death Poem

June 5, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

When my bier moveth on the day of death,
Think not my heart is in this world.
Do not weep for me and cry ‘Woe, woe!’
Thou wilt fall in the devil’s snare: that is woe.
When thou seest my hearse, cry not’ Parted, parted!,
Union and meeting are mine in that hour.
If thou commit me to the grave, say not’ Farewell, farewell!’
For the grave is a curtain hiding the communion of Paradise.
After beholding descent, consider resurrection;
Why should setting be injurious to the sun and moon?
To thee it seems a setting, but ’tis a rising;
Tho’ the vault seems a prison, ’tis the release of the soul.
What seed went down into the earth but it grew?
Why this doubt of thine as regards the seed of man?
What bucket was lowered but it came out brimful?
Why should the Joseph of the spirit complain of the well?
Shut thy mouth on this side and open it beyond,
For in placeless air will be thy triumphal song.

- Jalaluddin Rumi  (Poem XXIV, Selected Poems from the Divani Shamsi Tabriz, translated by RA NIcholson)

Ya Haqq!


It is clear that life means nothing without You

May 18, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

It is clear that life means nothing without You;
without the vision of Your face, eternal life means nothing.
Your love gives me new life every moment;
without Your love these transitory days mean nothing.


- Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

Ya Haqq!

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Wisdom of St. Teresa of Avilla

May 13, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Everything we gain 
comes from what we give.”

- Saint Teresa of Avilla

Ya Haqq!


Happy Mother’s Day 2014 :)

May 10, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in times to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her at the city gates.

Proverbs 31:10, 25-31

Bayazid Bastami said: What I was searching to find in my purification, mortification, striving and servitude, I found in serving my mother. One night my mother woke up and asked me for a glass of water. I hurried to bring her some water. I searched around the house and there was no water in the container nor in the bucket. It was a cold night. I went outside to the spring to get some water. When I came back my mother was asleep. So I stayed beside her bed with the glass of water. Near dawn she woke up and upon hearing my story she took the water, drank it, and prayed for me. In that moment, I found what my heart was looking for.

Paradise lies at the feet of the mother.” - a hadith of the Prophet (pbuh).

Ya Haqq!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Ya Haqq!


“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color.”

May 4, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.”

- John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Ya Haqq!


No One Veils You But Yourself

April 21, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

My friend no one veils you but yourself.
No thorns, no weeds in your path but you.
Well then, shall I reach the Beloved or not?
Between you and Him lies nothing but yourself.


“Love Everything!”

April 15, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Love all God’s creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything you will perceive the divine mystery in things. And once you have perceived it you will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly, more and more every day. And you will at last come to love the whole world with an abiding universal love.”

- The Elder Zosima, from Doestoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

Ya Haqq!


‘…sustain the flow of a sacred Name.”

April 10, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Whenever you possibly can, sustain the flow of a sacred Name. To repeat His name is to be in His presence. If you associate with the Supreme Friend, He will reveal His true being to you.”

- Sri Anandmayi Ma

 


Prayer of Mother Cabrini

April 3, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“From the moment I became acquainted with You I was so enchanted by Your beauty that I followed You. The more I love You, it seems the less I love You, because I want to love You more. I can bear it no longer. Expand, expand my heart! … O Jesus, Jesus Love, help always Your poor miserable one, Your miserable little bride, and carry her always in Your arms…. I love You, I love You so very, very much.”

- Mother Cabrini

Ya Haqq!


The Prayer before Prayer

March 30, 2014

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“O Allah, place within my heart light, and upon my tongue light, and within my ears light, and within my eyes light, and place behind me light and in front of me light and above me light and beneath me light. O Allah, bestow upon me light.”

- Du’a (prayer) before going to the Mosque (Masjid).

Ya Haqq!


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