Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
“We should understand well that all things are the works of the Great Spirit…and even more important, we should understand deeply in our hearts that He is also above all this, then we will fear, and love, and know the Great Spirit, and then we will be and act and live as He intends.”
– Black Elk (Chief of the Oglala Sioux)
Alhamdulillah! No Sufi Master could have encapsulated as well the meaning of the adab, the courtesy and etiquette of everyday life, as a reflection of Allah’s intention for His servants. Whether the Native American spiritual path or the Sufi path, or any other of the mystic paths that all lead to the One, the way is the same: Awe of Allah’s Majesty and devoted Love of Him expressed by our service to others.
Note: The words of Black Elk were taken from an article in the Summer, 2006 issue of Sufi Magazine entitled The Red Road: The Spiritual Path of the Native Americans. To subscribe to Sufi Magazine, click here.