Peace, one and all…
We live in interesting times, it seems. Patterns are shifting and changing, and the world moves towards a great turning point. As we draw nearer to this moment of decision, we all feel the strain. I know that I do. But, as I travelled to work this morning, a calming truth emerged from deep within.
If the light were truly gone, then the end of all things would already have come. If the light had truly gone, then no one on earth would speak of love and truth and mercy; no one would strive to swim against the tides of our times. No, the light does not fade, nor is it ever diminished. It is we who turn away and we who close our own eyes.
Allah says in the Quran:
‘Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves’ (13:11)
There is hope in these words. There is life in these words. A change in our attitudes, orientations and priorities can only come from within. We are called in these days of ours to look inside ourselves with Truth, bi al-Haqq, that a way forward might be shown therein.
May every eye and every heart open. May a new dawn emerge. Ya Nur!