Saturday, April 19, 2014

Allah Knows His Place

Allah Knows His Place

Every day they fall, the leaves, 
a body dies and sings 
in a voice few hear. 

And every hour life again moves new,
a unique composite of everything, 
an infant. 

All there is placed you in our care. 
Each of us should be paradede through 
the streets,
honored like a visiting prince. 

The air, clearer today than I can remember.
There was something about the wind
that was different. 

It seemed excited about some grand event 
it knew for certain, beforehand, 
would happen. 

I said to a man, "God is great and everywhere 

And the old man responded, "I am thankful
Allah knows His place, His throne 

which is every atom, we too, are made
to sit upon and reign." 

        As my second post in the religion series, I am looking at Islam.ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻAlawī ʻAṭṭās was born in 1634 CE. He was blinded by smallbox just before the age of five. He wrote many bboks about Islamic belief, practice, and spirituality, such as The Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, and Knowledge and Wisdom. In Islamic history, he was considered one of the sages. Here is one of his teachings: “Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.” People of any faith should agree that the reflection upon the mind's actions with the eye of the heart shed light.

Tiled exterior of the Friday Mosque of Herat, Afghanistan

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