We are conditioned to become ordinary yet the soul and her activities are not ordinary, they are exceptional. Beings who have accomplished extraordinary works did it because they were attuned to the Origin of their souls, their Source from which all life flows. Our struggle as humans lies in allowing the soul’s true nature to just be while we journey in a world whose institutions encourage the opposite. The process of realizing our true egoless nature is what Prophet Muhammad (saw) called the greater jihad.
© 2005 Aïda Touré