The Night is Not Evil

Peace, one and all…


The human being is always travelling.  We travel through the earth, as we travel in thought; we travel through the world, as we travel through time.  As travellers, we are always engaged in finding provisions for our journey.  Sometimes, we choose inappropriate provisions and so, for a time, we journey into awkward places.  And then, when we call on God with sincerity, the door is opened, the way made clear and we walk once more beneath the sunlight.  Yet, this does not make the night itself evil, nor our journeys in darkness useless.  Moreover, our provisions are not solely physical, they are mental and spiritual too.  I pray to God for the provision of taqwa, for the blessing of the most helpful orientation.  For, as I sit at my desk typing these words, I begin to realise (albeit dimly) that I will always be moving and that all things are an aid to me on my long journey home.

Wa akhiru da’wana an il hamdu lillahi rabbil alameen.

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman


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