Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Who is this hearing through my ears? Who is this seeing through my eyes? Who is this speaking through my mouth?

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

Bereft of life, bereft of knowledge,bereft of power and will,how shall I describe my state?For I do not exist, only He exists.I am deaf; the hearer is He.I am blind; the seer is He.I am mute; the orator is He.I do not exist; only He exists.-

Shah Kamal, "Islamic Sufism"
Translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

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