Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kun-Faya Kun! - When the mind wavers, the heart takes over.

Kun-Faya Kun 
("Be", and it is!)
No kites in the sky,
No ships in the sea,
No books for the wise,
No potions for the ill,

No fat to fry,
No money to steal,
No waiting to die,
No body to bury,

No butterflies, no birds,
No flowers, no bees,
No lions, no trees
Nothing till the Lord says "Be!"
And the Prophet answers
"...and it is!"

Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, "Be", and it is!
(Holy Quran 36:82, Yusuf Ali)

There is so many things that we do in our daily lives, which we miss out. Our breath and our sight, our voice and our hearing, and yea... even our thoughts. We miss out not in failing to do such things, for certainly we use all our body, faculties and senses to live. What we miss out is the super-uber nano-moment between our desire for something and the achievement of that thing. For in between the common everyday event like breathing and thinking, there is an infinitesimally small point in time, when we are actually asking God, "Oh Lord, let me think this thought." To which God answers in the affirmative, "Yes, think that thought. Yes, write that book. Yes, plant the rose tree. Yes, you may climb that one step. Yes, you may inhale your next breath." 

When I think of all that God has given unto me in a single day, I am ashamed at my callous disregard. When I think of the whole of my 42 years...? The mind wavers and ultimately surrenders. And that is when the heart takes over.

Something to think about with your morning cup of tea, sunshine.

God bless you.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

No comments: