Thursday, December 26, 2013


Dear You,
You have hurt me,
In your words and deeds,
So my mind turns to you,
To dig deep into you and
Find out why you say what you said
And do what you did...
Some dark past, a bitter history
To make you thus unkind to me?

And what did I uncover instead?

I peered into your diary
And saw you had your good days,
And you had your bad days,
And on some days, you wondered why God 
Even bothered waking you in the morning,
I saw your petty crimes and pretty lies,
And in between I saw your kindness 
And forgiveness residing still in your eyes,

So neither precious stones, silver nor gold
Did I find in the depth of your earth,
Rather, I found you had a soul...
Still recognizably human
Though tired and old,

And it is thus how I found you...
Not altogether good,
Not altogether a bad, 

And in finding a little of your soul,
I recognised in you, a little of me,

Just another wanderer
 Walking in from the cold...

The Veil of Separation Between Us. We have personal identities, separate and distinct from one another. There is the 'me' and the 'you', not to mention the 'us' and the 'them'. But this distinction is only true at the very most shallow end of our ocean of understanding. The truth is that human beings are much more porous and absorbent than we care to admit. We are like a sponge, absorbing our surroundings and the people we interact with.

Understanding Through Prosperity and Adversity. So we are asking Allah (swt) and His Prophet (saws) to bring us to favourable circumstances and in the company of favoured souls. But we are also asking God the Illuminating One to teach us humility and understanding if life in testing company and circumstances is to be our fate. For in both conditions of 'prosperity' and 'adversity' there is much to learn of our soul, and the mettle of our courage and patience.

Peace. So give salam (greetings of peace) even to your enemy(assuming you have one), for he holds within him an understanding of your own self. And truth be told, how you act with someone you disagree with can reveal more of you than the manner you act with someone you adore...

Do you not agree, sunshine?

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

1 comment:

lulu said...

Salaam. Love this one