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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fly towards Eternity

In the dead of night, a Sufi began to weep.

He said, “This world is like a closed coffin, in which

We are shut and in which, through our ignorance,

We spend our lives in folly and desolation.

When Death comes to open the lid of the coffin,

Each one who has wings will fly off to Eternity,

But those without will remain locked in the coffin.

So, my friends, before the lid of this coffin is taken off,

Do all you can to become a bird of the Way to God;

Do all you can to develop your wings and your feathers.”

Farid ud Din Attar

What better time to train our wings in this blessed month of Ramadan, month for the nation of Muhammad(pbuh)

Ya Allah,Ya Qawiy, Ilayka Nashku Da'faana
Ya Hayyu,Ya Qayyum biRahmatika astaghit
Ya Allah,Ya Wadud,Ya Afuw,Ya Ghaffar,Ya Ghawtsi li ummati Muhammad

1 comment:

irving said...

Alhamdulillah! A Sufi poem by the incomparable Attar. May you grow wings like the angels, brother :)

Ya Haqq!