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Spiritual Reunion

Spiritual Reunion


* * Nasheva heard Mawlana Jalaluddin’s final words reverberating in the horizon of her heart: “I have revealed to you the secrets of my heart, I have given to you the whispers of my soul, What was whispered by my soul in tears shall be spoken by eternity in joy Like the earth trusts the … Continue reading

Epicurean Trilemma

Epicurean Trilemma


* * In the library, Adelpha and Nasheva stood side by side. Adelpha knelt to take a papyrus from the third shelve up and showed it to Nasheva. “It arrived from Athens a week ago, as part of Lactantius’ De Ira Dei[1],” said Adelpha. “Read it.” Nasheva examined the neatly scripted manuscript that was written … Continue reading

Not the End

Not the End


* * Birth is not the beginning, death is not the end. They are merely stairways to eternity. * Birth is the ladder to this world, death is the ladder to that other world. * Now that you’re climbing the ladder to this world, hold tight onto it. Throw your gaze upon life, and then … Continue reading

Seek Inward


* An outer journey leads you to faraway lands. An inner one leads you to the sky. * Seek inward, you will lose nothing. You will find everything. * You’ve been boasting about your journey to those faraway lands. It is time for you to make that journey into your heart. ♥  * * This … Continue reading

Everlasting Beauty

Everlasting Beauty


* * Hadeel told Nasheva that Rabe’a Al Adawiya was a Sufi from Bashra, Iraq, who was once made a slave and had to do hard labor. One night her master saw Rabe’a was praying. He was astonished when seeing a lantern suspended without any chain above her head. The light coming from the lantern … Continue reading

A Lover’s Heart

A Lover’s Heart


* * The only reason why rainbow is so beautiful is because it is the heart of the sky. A lover’s heart is a million rainbows. * A lover’s heart is a sweet incense with divine fragrance, for it has burned with love. With love only it has burned. * Now look up. See the … Continue reading

Dreams

Dreams


* * Nasheva spoke of dreams: O young hearts of Egypt, Your dreams are not the lines written by your memory, but they are tomorrow’s answers to your today’s questions. Your life is dull when you have no dreams to pursue, and your life is dull when there’s no love to share. Only dreams and … Continue reading

Fall and Winter

Fall and Winter


* * A man spoke, “O beloved soul, please speak to us of seasons. Bring another wisdom for our souls.” Nasheva gazed at the man with eyes full of compassion. She then said softly, As the leaves of the cypress fall and are blown by the North Wind, you know that fall has come to … Continue reading

Happiness is Light

Happiness is Light


* * A glimpse of evil thought came to Nasheva’s mind. She could feel that every one of the Egyptians now saw her with veneration. She glanced at Syaikh Ahmad Fatih who was sitting on the far end, next to Sultan Baybars. She had never had an inkling of resenting the presence of the Mufti … Continue reading