Thursday, November 02, 2006
"You march to the beat of a different drummer, and you're not afraid to explore where it leads you. You want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. If there's any sign who can find it, it's you. Keep searching."
Coded language, Elegant Silence and Denial of Reality being the accepted norm and practice, not surprised that truth seekers are regarded as outcasts or misfits.
Be that as it may, this year's Ramadan (albeit 'tainted' by certain tests) and Idilfitri had greater significance than the last, from the triumph of restraint in the face of challenges to gratitude for Allah's countless endowments.
Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to be part of the audience of an intensely emotive sermon on Raya morning at TTDI, and part of a congregation with an unasumming Auliya at a serene retreat.
As if a Sign, on that holy night, the Sheikh spoke of the female Sufi Rabiatul Adawiyah's rejection of dunya via marriage proposals from among the male auliyas, who were simply obsessed with worldly desires.
Eid Mubarak to All, Minal Ainil Wal Faizin.