The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face

Hazrat Amir Khusraw has written:

My ‘eid starts at the moment
I see the face of the beloved at the terrace.
We strangers celebrate ‘eid in your street.
Different ‘eids for everyone:
To see you, Beloved, is my ‘eid!
 
Eid Mubarak to everyone.

 

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Reality Check with Ramadan

Please see this great post about Ramadan from a great blog.

The Humble "I"

480429_327412390693834_763234927_nBelow are three short blog pieces I wrote last year on the theme of Ramadan and the spiritual technology called siyam/sawm, or fasting. Indeed, the very point of fasting in Ramadan, the fourth pillar of Islam, is to foster a state of detachment from the world, as also from our ego and desires. This creates, as it were, a space in our selves for the remembrance of God and for awareness of His presence: O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may become mindful of God. [Qur’an 2:183]

The first is called: Ramadan: Time to Slide Out of the Rat Race. It was written to be a wake-up call; a reminder of how we should be easing-off the accelerator of dunya and consumerism in this blessed month, and try and responsibly step out of the frenzy of things.

Ramadan: Becoming What We Were…

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