Friday, March 1, 2013

THE LORD'S DZIKR - our remembrance of God and His Perfect Remembrance of us...

Remember Me - Dzikr, that is both the art and spiritual science of the remembrance of God through His Divine Names and Attributes (of which commonly known are ninety-nine in number) is not just about remembering God.

Remember you - It is also about remembering you yourself, for only through the divine reverberation of His names may you know yourself better, of who you are, where you came from, and the purpose of your creation. Following this, you will also learn the art of living happily and contentedly, with patience, love, mercy and kindness.

Perhaps the change is not overnight. For cure of our worldly malady (and all maladies are worldly) is a natural and organic process. It is the unfolding of a leaf, the rising of a sun, the slow cautious blooming of a rose in the garden of divine pleasure.

But I remember best - Evidence of God's manifest love and mercy for us surrounds us like the air we breath. Dzikr helps us lift the veil of our spiritual blindness - our mad coveting for worldly and material pleasure. Until a time may come when a gentle breeze, a little flower by the roadside waving in it, the falling of leaves, the singing of birds in the trees, the rich taste of tea that we drink, the kindly smile of an elderly man, the pressing assurance of our lover's hand, or sometimes, a simple silence... everything that we see, smell, hear and touch.. everything manifests as a great joy for us - living in certainty that we are ever in the embrace and remembrance of God, for His dzikr is perfect, and ever-compelling...

Have a perfect Friday, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way  

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