I have come across this letter of D. H. Lawrence that clarifies very well, in very few lines, many of the problems that we have today regarding the ‘sense of spiritual disaster’, regarding being Muslims and our understanding of Religion and regarding the understanding of ourselves as being, first and foremost, beings with an intrinsic truth.
A reflection on the verses of Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq lead us to reflect on the Infinite, the nature of being, and the science of change.
Hope, I think, there is still hope for you little Barakah, as long as there is a Woman who gives birth on earth.
As I ascended the paths through the hill that leads to the upper part of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon and other important temples are, I could not help but feel that the people who built it were a different kind of men.
When you visit someone that is close to his death you can see that his senses are being taken away, the rope that moors him to this world is loosening.
From a sound heart and a profound spirit emanate harmonious forms, and Alexandria transmits just that. Although she’s ageing and not very well kept, her manners still exude fineness.
Un puro tiene dos facetas, la pública y la privada. Hay puros que uno gusta de fumar a solas y disfrutar de ellos como de una mujer hermosa, con las que el simple hecho de estar en su compañía es suficiente. En cambio, hay otros puros que son sociales y para los que la compañía de otros es, no necesaria, sino imprescindible. Este puro pertenecía a la segunda clase y habérmelo fumado a solas hubiese sido casi un crimen.
To understand a situation, the first thing is asking the right questions. This is the first step to understand a historical event, such as what has happened to Jerusalem.
The story of how the love for the Prophet, peace be upon him, changed the destiny of a man. Or, we may say, how the love of the Messenger made his destiny unfold in an unexpected way even to himself.
Cairo is like that friend that we all have, almost inconsiderate, you’ve sworn a hundred times that this is the last time, but you can’t help but love him.