I wanted to say this myself…was so angered by the news all I could manage was some verse which I will later post. But this is said so well by Imam Zaid Shakir that I am reblogging. Thanks to Paul for posting it
This song from Sami Yusuf’s latest album, which if you can I urge you to buy, not only to benefit a great artist, but because also music like that which he makes purifies the heart. This song touches me deeply. Brings a tear to my eye, melts away all the pain…
I have always believed and felt that music is a great way to know God. Somehow it breaks down barriers and seems to penetrate the heart. What a metaphor! like sound can travel through walls, so can music travel through whatever stubborn walls we put up around our hearts that prevents us seeing our Maker. Prevents us knowing our home, knowing our Lord.
It is called ‘Dryer Land’ sung by two great maestros of music, they may be father and son, I am not sure. You can purchase the album here
This is the official youtube. The lyrics to the part in Farsi is especially transcendent.
God bless you and on you all be peace. Assalamu alaikum
Moons outshine stars
And the sun outshines them all
I stay awake at night
and in the days am bathed
by light upon light
in the night, am enveloped
with cool breezes of mercy
Closeness with my Beloved
fills my heart and all other pales
as it should
for ‘truth stands clear from error
and whoever has grasped the handhold of God
knows that it will never break’
– Copyright Joymanifest.com (C) 2013
A little verse I wanted to share, there is truly no tranquility except the tranquility of knowing one’s Lord and being at one with THE ONE. The last lines are derived from one of the most celebrated verses in the holy Quran given below. Thought I’d post it up. May it lighten your day and bring you closer to the source.
Peace to all. Assalamu alaikum
Yusuf Ali Interpretation
Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.Quran (2:256)