Selections From the World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #15 Islam

 

 

O Lord, whatever share of this world

You could give me,

Give it to your enemies:

Whatever share of the next world

You want to give to me –

Give it to your friends.

You are enough for me.

 

O God, my whole concern and desire in the world,

Is that I should always remember you

Above all things of this world,

And that in the next

I should meet with you alone.

That is why I always pray: “Your will be done.”

 

O my Lord,

if I worship you

from fear of hell, burn me in hell.

 

If I worship you

from hope of Paradise, bar me from its gates

 

But if I worship you

for yourself alone, grant me then the beauty  of your face.

Rabi`a

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining.

Seth Kelly Curtis