Monday, June 17, 2013

LAMP OF THE LAMP, LANTERN OF THE LANTERN - books, saints and experiences

Why I Read
I read to sooth my nerves,
Tossed about like a ship in a storm,
I seek a quiet harbour full of divine words,
Stories of God and His Prophets...

I read to sooth my nerves,
Pulled and pushed by Love,
Driven to distraction by Beauty,
Pained by the bitter sweet taste of Truth!

I read to sooth my nerves,
To settle my ship in calmer waters,
And see how and where Love may take me
On my next love-drunk journey!

I read to sooth my nerves,
Torn ragged and sundered from my flesh,
To pass back through history
To the time of Adam and Eve,
And finding assurance in the Assurances of God,
His Words intimate, personal 
And oh so compelling!

Fitrah. Oh my friend, you and I, we are so alike, yet different. Heaven knows what divine fitrah (essence) that God has placed in your being... to be a cook, a leader, a soldier, a poet or a judge, or perhaps a singer or dancer? Or a preacher man preaching from the soapbox? And to be the best that you can be in your essence. May Allah (s.w.t.) guide you there. Me? I am the dog!

Book and Man. No book is comparable to experience and there is no book comparable to the Holy Quran and the walking, talking breathing manifestation and mirror of the Holy Criterion... that being our beloved Prophet, Muhammad Seal of the Prophets (s.a.w.s.). We look to our Murshid as he walks  us step by step, each moment closer and closer to the most exalted presence of Muhammad (s.a.w.s.). May Allah Almighty sanctify the secrets of the Saints who walk amongst us as a lamp of the Lamp and lantern of the Lantern, shining a bright starlight to guide us through the maze that is our life. insyaAllah...

May Allah bring you peace, and give you the ability to recognise peace. I stand outside your door, sunshine, to be your companion and friend always. Woof!

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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