Rabia Sufi Poetry – One Day

Date: May 18, 2024 7:28 am Published By: One Day One day He did not leave after kissing me.   From ‘Love Poems from God’ by Daniel Ladinsky. Rabia al-Adawiyyah of Basra, Iraq was a famous Sufi Saint, who was noted for her asceticism and many legends have been told about her life. Her concept of Divine Love was that God should be… View Article

Rumi Sufi Poetry – That Lives in Us

Date: April 21, 2024 10:35 am Published By: That Lives in Us If you put your hands on this oar with me, they will never harm another, and they will come to find they hold everything you want. If you put your hands on this oar with me, they will no longer lift anything to your mouth that might wound your precious land… View Article

Abul Hasan Poetry – Your Nothingness

Date: November 18, 2023 7:37 am Published By: Your Nothingness Give to God your nothingness He’ll give you His Being. – Shaykh Abul Hasan al-Kharqani.   Shaykh Abul Hasan is the 7th Master in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain – refer to the ‘Sufism’ section > ‘The Golden Chain’ for his biography. Translated by Omid Safi, in his book ‘Radical Love – Teachings from… View Article

Rumi Sufi Poetry – We are the Flute

Date: September 14, 2023 5:46 pm Published By: 17th December is the Shebi-arus (meaning ‘Wedding Night’, when he was reunited with his Creator) of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. He was a Sufi Shaykh that lived in Turkey 800 years ago, being one of the greatest saints that the world has ever seen. He has been the most popular poet in the USA for the… View Article

Rumi Sufi Poetry – Pay Homage

Date: June 3, 2021 7:09 pm Published By: Pay Homage If God said, “Rumi pay homage to everything that has helped you enter my arms,” there would not be one experience of my life, not one thought, not one feeling, not any act, I would not bow to.   ~ Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi Translated by Daniel Ladinsky, in his book, ‘Love Poems of God”…. View Article

Rumi Sufi Poetry – The Chance of Humming

Date: November 12, 2020 3:48 am Published By: The Chance of Humming A man standing on two logs in a river might do all right floating with the current while humming in the now. Though if one log is tied to a camel, who is also heading south along the bank – at the same pace – all could still be well with… View Article