Rumaysa's Blog

A Spiritual Journey...

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Monday, May 16, 2005

Light Shining Forth

by Hassan B-Thabit
(written over 1400 hundred years ago)

'When I saw his light shining forth,
In fear I covered my eyes with my palms,
Afraid for my sight because of the beauty of his form.
So I was scarcely able to look at him at all.
The lights from his light are drowned in his light and his face shines out like the sun and moon in one.
A spirit of light lodged in a body like the moon, a mantle made up of brilliant shining stars.
I bore it until I could bear it no longer.
I found the taste of patience to be like bitter aloes.
I could find no remedy to bring me relief other than delighting in the sight of the one I love.
Even if he had not brought any clear signs with him, the sight of him would dispense with the need for them..... '

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Spring's Gift

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

On the Coming of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)

I envy the sand that met his feet

I’m jealous of honey he tasted sweet

Of birds that hovered above his head

Of spiders who spun their sacred web

To save him from his enemies

I envy clouds formed from the seas

That gave him cover from the heat

Of a sun whose light could not compete

With his, whose face did shine so bright

That all was clear in pitch-black night

Read whole poem here...