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Becoming Spiritually Literate

In Education, metaphysics & cosmology, Religion on February 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

On the mawlid today, the Prophet Muhammed’s birthday pbuh, I couldn’t help reflect on the first revelation he received while meditating, emptying himself, in the cave of Hira. He was met with the words

“Iqra”  (Read/Recite)

The Prophet was illiterate and so replied by saying he can not read/recite. Gabriel embraced him, as though imparting something to him, squeezed him and on releasing him commanded him again with the same word. This continued until on the third occasion five verses (signs) were revealed Read the rest of this entry »

Smiling in Love’s Universe

In Healing, Story telling on January 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Everyone knows that all but one chapter of the Qur’an starts with “Bism Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim”, in the name of God, Infinite Tenderness, Eternal Kindness. But what do we know about this? My students tell me that the terms “Merciful” and “Compassionate” don’t mean much to them. Maybe it’s helpful to look at them through the eye/heart of the friends of God. Ibn ‘Arabi says that Rahman and Rahim are connected to Rahem, the womb of an expecting mother. He says it’s “as if” the whole cosmos, all of us, each and every single being and all of the beings, are contained inside God’s womb. It’s “as if” we are being nurtured, protected, guided, loved, and provided for every instant from That Beloved. May God open our hearts and souls and mind to the beauties. Omid Safi

For the past week, Read the rest of this entry »