Peace, one and all…
The sign above my door is a passage from the Quran, a saying of the Prophet (alaihi al-salatu wa al-salam), a quotation drawn from Mevlana Rumi’s Masnavi (may God sanctify his soul) and a traditional Jewish benediction:
‘My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house in faith…’
(Surah Nuh 71:28)
‘Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should be hospitable to his guest…’
‘The Sufi’s book is not of ink and letters; it is nothing but a heart white as snow’
(Mevlana Rumi, Masnavi II.159)
Blessing for the home:
Let no sadness come through this gate.
Let no trouble come to this dwelling.
Let no fear come through this door.
Let no conflict be in this place.
Let this home be filled with the blessing of joy and peace
Welcome to Abdur Rahman’s Corner, my very own virtual home. Ahlan wa sahlan! I hope that you enjoy this blog, and that it is useful to you in some small way, insha Allah.
My virtual home, as with my actual home, is a welcoming and accepting place, insha Allah. I welcome all visitors to my cyber-home, regardless of background. Let me take this opportunity to offer greetings of peace. I’ll even go so far as to offer generous helpings of (virtual) tea and biscuits!
However, before you enter, please be aware of the rules of my home. There aren’t many, but such rules as exist are taken seriously.
Please note, that the views and opinions expressed by me on this website are entirely my own. I am deeply committed to the spiritual life and to my faith, which means my posts are (usually) the product of careful study and reflection. However, I’m only human. I make mistakes and get things wrong (only God is perfect). If an error is pointed out to me, I will apologise and attempt to put it right, insha Allah.
This is the online home of a believing, committed Muslim. I have no problems with differences of opinion (even sharp differences), but this is not a place for Islam-bashing. If you feel the need to engage in such things, the Internet has many free blogging platforms that can accommodate you.
The comments and ideas of others are the responsibility of their respective authors. Also, I am not responsible for the comment of other websites linked to here. My inclusion of such links does not indicate that I agree with all that they say, merely that I have found that site helpful and useful in some way.
Furthermore, please also note, that although I welcome comments from anyone who passes by, a word about appropriate conduct is in order.
Perhaps one of the only certainties in matters religious is that someone, somewhere is going to disagree with me. That’s fine. After all, I’m an adult (according to my passport at any rate) and I can handle differences of opinion easily enough. However, I will not tolerate abusive behaviour. In particular, this means that the use of foul, threatening or generally offensive language is utterly prohibited. It also means that I will not tolerate sexist or racist comments of any kind. I will any and all such posts without warning.