“The essence of God is love and the Sufi Path is the Path of Love. Love is to see what is good and beautiful in everything. It is to learn from everything, to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything. It is to be thankful for all of God’s bounties. This is the first step on the road to the love of God. This is just a seed of love. In time, the seed will grow and become a tree and bear fruit. Then, whoever tastes of that fruit will know what real love is. It will be different for those who have tasted to tell of it to those who have not. When you find love, you will find yourself. When you have the knowledge of love, you will then feel peace in your heart. Stop searching here and there, the Jewels are inside you. This, my friends, is the holy meaning of love.” ~ Sufi Teachings of Rumi”
Monday, June 24, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
|view from our upstairs sunset room after the incident|
Yesterday,20th June, at 2.30 pm, my daughter called saying that there was fire spreading behind our house beside the Paya Indah Wetlands, then at 3pm she screamed through the phone, :"Mummy come back we can’t see each other in the house because of the thick smoke…" I rushed from work, speed driving… heading towards our home near the wetlands…
The fire behind our house reached higher than our double story house and I saw one of my daughters running out of the house with some belongings, I told her where was her sister and brother…I don’t care what happens to our house, I just want my children!!! I said on top of my voice…as the sounds of the fire crushing the plants was clearer than my voice, and the thick smoke made us unable to see each other....
Saturday, June 15, 2013
There is a story which Sayyidina Jalaluddin Rumi tells of an ant that’s creeping across the carpet in a mosque, and the ant complains to God saying: “what is this, these bumps, and strange colours, and patterns, this must have been created just as a meaningless obstacle course, what a futile thing to have made.” But of course the carpet maker, looking at it from above can see the patterns and the purpose of it, and can see that the whole thing is perfect and is good. And Allah is often like that. We often can’t make sense of the misfortunes because we are two dimensional, we are at ground level, we can’t see what it all means, but the khalifa of Allah subhanahu wa’tala knows even if he can’t always see that this is a manifestation of Allah’s will which is always good and always perfect and always beautiful. ~ Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
I found this anecdote truly amazing. Life takes us through so many unexpected hurdles and obstacles, difficult and painful situations and experiences, all of which we often cannot decipher why these things are happening, or have happened to us. Just like the ant in the story, I guess, we are only tiny ‘beings’ in this big world where our vision and understanding is very limited. We do not have the full view like Allah does; He knows what has happened, what is happening and what is yet to come; He can see how everything fits together and what the ultimate result shall be. ONLY HE KNOWS!!May He grant us true reliance and trust in Him alone, with whom no trust or reliance is lost. Allahumma amin!
source: Healing Hearts