THE PROMISED SACRED INTIMACY… and the discarding of me

dark-room-light-through-window-hunched-man1Discarding Me in the Promised Sacred Intimacy
When I am reciting,
I am not listening,
Nor am I actually talking…

So to whom am I supposed to be talking?
And whom am I supposed to be listening to?
O’ Love, it must be You, it must be You…
O’ Love, inspire me to
Your frequency
To discard the deception of me…
Of my enterprising in anything,
In Your Promised
Sacred Intimacy.
……….

IMG_20131111_205650Beggar Sinner. We are asking for the best from the Giver of Gifts, the Bestower of Honour that is our Lord Allah (swt). Not because we are the best or any good really, but because we want to be counted in the nation of the Best of Creation, being none other than the Prophet Muhammad (saws). For ourselves, masya Allah, we know we amount for nothing, but we are informed by our Prophet (saws) that God’s Mercy is greater than our sins and (ironically) we imagine that His gifts for those who struggle towards Him is so magnificent to be beyond the little horizons of our imagination.

Impertinent beggar, impudent sinner… honestly that is me. And I am holding my begging bowl that is my two open hands asking for the gift of intimacy with the Heavenly presence. Shameful but ever hopeful, I turn to our Lord again and again, as He reveals with every little unveiling of the heart, His Sublime Love and Grace which enamours our very being – leaving us again and again gasping with sorrowful regret and tearful gratitude…

Oh No!
Again and again,
I come to Thee as Me,
The shame of it all!
The shame of it all!
………

Though we are patently undeserving in merit, we ask Allah (swt), by His divine love for the Habibullah (Beloved of God) Sayyidina Muhammad Miftahur Rahman (saws), to forgive us of all our sins, to accept our poor expression of thankfulness and to welcome us to the Promised Sacred Intimacy between the Lord and His Servant.

10544-497-497wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way

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