Like That Of The Light To The Sun

Peace, one and all…

12795386_10208872070944591_2650675004668863569_n

Ali (may God ennoble his countenance) said, ‘I did not tear down the door of Khaybar by bodily force nor by strength resulting from food, but rather through strength that came to me from the Celestial Realm (malakut). My relation to Ahmad (Muhammad) is like that of light to the sun’.

Someone who sees himself as little value and little worth is gracious, a lover and delightful. However, a person who holds his own existence in high regard and who watches the roads carefully in order to protect himself is a person whose spirit is heavy and who is frozen and dead. But God knows best!
Aflaki, Manaqib al-Arifin 414g

The phrase ‘watches the roads carefully’ brought to mind the image of a highwayman. One who watches the roads carefully, always looking for offence and profit, is in many ways a robber, out to trick and trap those they come into contact with. Arrogance freezes us into a lifeless form, and freezes the heart – and carrying a huge block of ice around with us is tiring indeed! Poverty can help us realise that we are essentially light to God’s sun.

Ask olsun!

24-35-Ayat-al-Nur-Black-940x1689

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s