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Soul’s Hira Cave

Glorious in its reign,
Solitude opens your heart
To the original secret Name
Say only those with grace
Can dance through this mystery

We all are returning
Like the Holy Qur’an,
Timelessly ascending
In the Essence of Muhammad
Jesus and Moses, alayhum salam;
They all stroll through its pages
In harmony chanting
Allah is the Light
Of the heavens and the earth,
He makes no separation between us.

Yet only the egoless pulse
Gets propelled to such music!
Hypocrites’ hearing is sealed,
They separate but to mislead.

Those plotters nourish
Their ego sense in prejudice
And lo! Meteors befall them
For hatred breeds but fire
Yet here, solitude hands flowers!

Where are those who echo the Calling?
Each soul visits the Hira cave,
In all, enlightenment awaits;
A pure heart, holy loneliness
And Love are the prerequisites.

In order to know the Presence
You must leave your self
And be empty, absent…

(c) 2009 Aïda Touré


Kindness 2

::: “Those who are kind and considerate to Allah’s creatures, Allah bestows His kindness and affection on them. Show kindness to the creatures on the earth so that Allah may be kind to you.”
~ Hadith – Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi :::


War in Peace

::: By nature, humans tend to start wars justified or not. Our strategies to win a war is designed by the level of control we have over our pulse and our psychology: our ability to penetrate the opponent and to stay there with him, in sustained intensity which requires patience… This until he’s subdued but… in order to realize all this lawfully, one needs to have some deep knowledge of Justice. And of course since the goal of War is to defeat for a noble purpose, the two most important attributes to have are: 1. tremendous love, 2. the utmost form of peace. Without these two one can never truly know Victory in its loftiest sense. :::


Disobey & Shine

::: Bismillah, everywhere around us there are subtle signs that call the soul to some divine wildness rebel my love! What’s this passiveness you’ve been accustomed to? Run to your Center, run until you are no more… We are waiting there in Love.

We are not from here. All the qualities that are inherent to us are oppressed by our constant response to false, mundane “values” the soul has absolutely no respect for therefore, as long as we abide by these misleading values, our very core is repressed so we become weak (fearful, greedy, controlling, angry). As we are that repressed, so are our talents, our peace, our quintessence… There is some glorious disobedience that we all secretly aspire to: facing the world, heart naked and daring to just be egoless! Saints call this honor dying before death. Yes you must dare to die before you die. :::

Sufi Poetry

Lucent Paradise

Nocturnal Light: Sufi poems
Nocturnal Light: Sufi poems

~ Lucent Paradise ~

Our most feminine energies:
yesterday, enormous longings.

Today, whirling human beings.
Tomorrow, just symphonies;

all, cloaked in this beauty.
Woman, man, the same!

We all are at the mercy
of some nostalgia within.

Each, a sweet garden which
exudes the fragrance-love

here, there, everywhere!
O friend, never rely on

your olfactory sense
to convey that pure scent;

instead, grow quiet and
open the windows inside,

Let us behold your garden!
Let us admire your soul’s

bouquet as it praises Light
in unending prostration,

let us see its leaves and petals
fly about with perfect direction,

we long to revel in the delight
of your divine cultivation!

Now, let this mouth be sealed;
inner nature wants praying.

excerpt from: Nocturnal Light © 2003 Aïda Touré