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Presumptions of Piety

February 23, 2012

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“… Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light…” (2:257) To journey through the pages of the Quran is to pass through doors illuminated by the light of Allah subhaana wa ta’aala. Gradually each verse becomes a new threshold to be discovered and explored and each […]

The Heart Weeps

February 16, 2012

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The heart weeps. Not the eyes. They just drench themselves In pain. Hoping someone will notice, Someone will care. It is the heart that weeps. Softly and silently, Seeking comfort in solitude, And finding none. Hoping only, That a moment of pure grief, Will bring some forgiveness Of some past sin, Or the acceptance Of […]

Seeking Sabr (Patience)

February 15, 2012

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Anger doesn’t just happen. Like a pot of water put to boil, It starts with a hiss. Like a sharp intake of breath. Little bubbles of fury form Deep down, inside the pot. And erupt slowly to the surface. Steam clouds reason. Swirls squirm out of control. As the eyes roll, The rolling boil contorts […]

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