22. The Antechamber
Words are clumsy tools for expressing ideas,
And a mind cannot bear the transmission of belief.
It is the heart, the hidden heart, the Antechamber of the Throne
Wherein love is communicated and affirmed.
And where there is love, O’ seeker,
There is always belief.
Illahi Anta maqsudi wa ridaKa matlubi.
Belief. Today, as in the past, there are belief and disbelief, believers and unbelievers. The trick is what actually do people believe in, and if they are unbelievers, what is it that they do not believe?
Belief in what exactly? If everyone loves, if everyone can be loved, then surely there is always belief. But belief in what? Belief in God? Belief in the goodness of man? Belief in Mr.Darwin? Mr.Obama? Ulama, Rabbis or Popes? Belief in our conscience? Socialism? Theocracy? Capitalism? Belief in our faith, in the traditions and holy scriptures passed down to us?
The more things change... These questions deserved to be asked, and as urgently explored as before. Because just like in ancient times - people are apparently killing and dying for their beliefs and unbeliefs.
Have a thoughtful day, sunshine.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way