Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Odds and Ends...

Peace, one and all...
I wanted to add a couple of interesting quotes. Both come from Annemarie Schimmel's Mystical Dimensions of Islam. So, here goes...
'Shari`a: yours is yours, mine is mine
Tariqa: yours is yours, mine is yours too
Ma`rifa: there is neither mine nor thine'
'The nafs has a rosary and a Koran in its right hand,
and a scimitar and a dagger in the sleeve'
(Rumi, Mathnawi III:2554)
Ma'as salama,
Abdur Rahman


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