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Moulay ‘Arabi al-Darqawi was walking along one day through the streets of Fes with a disciple of his, when they came across a pair of kittens playing in a doorway. ‘Look at these kittens, master’, said the disciple, ‘and how they love each other unconditionally and purely. If only the fuqara could be that way!’…

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Echoes

by Nader Khan As a blinding light you came to us, And just as suddenly you went away. The universe still resonates, With echoes of “Sall Allah ‘alaih”. O flash of light, in the flow of time, O sweet Medinan beloved of mine, I speak with you in broken words, With a broken heart, and…

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Oceans of Subtleties

Companionship is incredibly important, and the companionship of scholars even more so. By spending time with them, you pick up so much from both their state and speech, picking up elements of the Prophetic inheritance these great men and women have worked so hard to preserve and pass on. Yesterday, I was honoured to sit…

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The Soliloquy of the Full Moon

A sign of the maturation of a society is the development of its own literature, culture and art. This has been the case for every place Islam reached since its inception. The style and form of ‘our Islam’ varies immensely between China, North Africa, the Middle East etc; all adopting the customs of the local…

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Misdirected Passions

I used to have so many passions that were so diverse But since I have come to know you, all of my passions have become one, So those who I used to envy began to envy me And I became the master of creation, the day that You became my Master كانـت لقلبي أهواءٌ مفرّقــة…