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Between heart and heart

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“In love, nothing exists between heart and heart.
Speech is born out of longing,
True description from the real taste.
The one who tastes, knows;
the one who explains, lies.
How can you describe the true form of Something
In whose presence you are blotted out?
And in whose being you still exist?
And who lives as a sign for your journey?”

 

~ Rabiah al Adawiyya

 

Written by Magda M Ali

November 6, 2008 at 11:16 am

Posted in Heartland, Poetry, Quotes

It’s a present

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“It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.”

 

~ Mawlana Rumi (r)

 

 

 

Written by Magda M Ali

June 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

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Trial me.

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“Do not try to run away from trials and tribulations, but endure them with patience. They cannot be avoided, and there is nothing for it but to endure them with patience. How can you expect the whole of this world, and all that has been created therein, to undergo change and transformation just to suit your convenience? The Prophets are the best of all creatures, yet they have always had to suffer afflictions and so it is for their followers, those who tread in their footsteps as they walk along their highway, emulating their example.”

~ Shaikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Magda M Ali

April 20, 2008 at 8:15 pm

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