After La Ilaha…

Peace, one and all…

 

What is fear,
if not of the hiding
of Your bright face;
and what is love,
if not of You,
in each new moment and place?

What is life,
if not lived
in Your shade;
and what is death,
if not in You,
and Your eternal embrace?

What joy, Beloved,
what wondrous release!
That after la ilaha
comes illa Allah:
Your hand over mine,
Your breath within my chest.

Abdur Rahman, 6th July 2011

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