Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Falls and the Spiritual Path


We went on the Maid of the Mist at Niagara yesterday -- my first time. Subhan'Allah, the Falls are such a majestic Sign of the Creator and a metaphor for the Spiritual Path.

The Falls look stunning from a distance -- one longs to go closer and is certain they can endure that proximity.

As one approaches, the waters get rougher, the ferry begins to shake, one can hardly bare the brightness and the rain upon one and yet there's such a sweetness and desire to go even closer.

And even far off in the distance, the mist touches one. Just as Allah's Mercy does.


  1. Anonymous11:42 PM

    ای فرزند کنيز من : از لسان رحمن سلسبيل
    معانی بنوش و از مشرق بيان سبحان اشراق انوار
    شمس تبيان من غير ستر و کتمان مشاهده نما * تخمهای
    حکمت لدنّيم را در ارض طاهر قلب بيفشان و بآب
    يقين آبش ده تا سنبلات علم و حکمت من سر سبز
    از بلده طيّبه انبات نمايد

  2. Salam-e-shoma,

    Tashakkor! In kalimat khayli khub-eh. Az koja gerefti? Az kitab-i Imam Ghazali ya Hakim-i Sana'i?

    Khoda Hafez,

  3. Assalaamu'alaykum wa rahmatullah :)

    Thanks for sharing your insightful and metaphorical reflections... subhanAllah...

  4. I am simply awestruck:) Subhanallah!