Monday, May 21, 2012

I am in love with a man and I am not ashamed of it - actually several men. How faithless am I!?

I am in love with a man
I am in love with a man
And his beautiful ways,
I am in love with a man
And the way he smiles,
I am in love with a man
And the way he leads his life,
I am in love with a man
And I honour and respect his wife,

I am in love with a man
Who moves my heart to tears,
I am in love with a man
And I do not care what people think,
The whole of me I feel open to him
My life, my heart, my soul, my everything.

The fond affection and love that the friends, followers and groupies of al-Marhum Shaykh Raja Ashman Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Shah (Ku Ash) has for him is sweet to behold. And it is also sometimes a little difficult as they wrestle with their emotions before my very eyes. It often moves me to pity. But it also moves me to envy... ahh, to have such a love for someone. How lucky they are!

But in recent days, a figure of less prominence is gathering significance. And I do not know about anyone else, but he has become a salve, a potion, a mixture of love, smiles, hope and affection. A healing balm for those who have been perhaps a little despondent after the passing of Ku Ash. A brother of Ku Ash - in this dunya and akhira (here and hereafter). He laughs, he jokes, he makes fun of himself in self-deprecating humour. But in his coffee-talk he is gathering significance, drawing attention like a gathering cloud of mercy looming over the landscape. And already, little droplets of compassion is falling on the window of our soul. Now where is that umbrella of mine!?

So I am happy. Share my happiness with me, sunshine. His name is Bahauddin Adil.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way


The Tea Drinker said...

how poor a person can be if he can't separate love from lust.

and i remember a hadith (i think) telling us that if you love your fellow brother, tell him!

Milky Tea said...

Yup yup.

I cannnot agree with you more.

But don't you love the Sinner? If so, tell me!



jo said...

Thank you thank you my friend. Love is all around all serve all...emm not so original.
That light of laughter and love, Bahauddin, he's no laughing matter. :)
Love to all.

Milky Tea said...

You are right there... he is no laughing matter... he is a healer...