Sufi Poetry

The Heart Softener (the poem)

Beloved Heart of my heart,
I am amazed at your work,
intricate, moving and divine
everywhere the Qur’an

is read by the Eye;
light upon light,
you are the scent that
surrounds Jesus Christ (as),

the compassion in the arms
Of Djibreel who hugged
Seyyidina Muhammad (saw).
You are the Life behind life,

the Veiled Breath that intertwines
with the breath of the masses.
We swirl with the Universe
to praise you O Most High,

Beloved to Yogananda, Hafiz,
Rabia, Jacob and Omraam
who all read your signs
in diagonal or in braille.

O Allah (swt) forgive us
for our failures, we bow
to you for eternity in love
with the Love you brought

forth so that we may assume
form and become I’s, impatient
to dissolve again in the plenitude
of your Nocturnal Light.

Suddenly I’m urged by quietude:
Lo! Djibi tucks in the Moon
and Papa says in chorus
with the sun Allahu Akbar!

And this poem walks out …

~ copyrights 2006 Aida Toure ~


Rasulullah (saw)

The light you blew
over the world leads

the universal Return
to the Divine Master.

You intertwine with
the believers’ pulse

as they whisper
la ilaha illa Allah!

With each motion
of the Creation,

you are there, reciting
the Glorious Qur’an

in synchronicity with
Djibreel, Ruh and all

Prophets; from Adam to
Seyyidina Jesus Christ (as).

You pull the inner Door and
lo! angels float by our lips

to embrace the Zikr we
repeat after Abraham (as),

Subbuhun Quddsusun
Rabbul Mala’ikati war Ruh

-Most Glorious and Holiest,
Lord of the angels and the Spirit-

We unfold in the Essence again.
O Rasulullah, the fragrance

of Paradise is nigh now!
You are the mercy

and the first light
out of the Light,

the heart softener
whose luminous life

left our souls longing for
the meeting with Allah (swt).

copyrights 2006 Aida Toure



::: The great dislike for Islam elitist establishments’ have and openly manifest contributes to exposing their own indecency, ignorance and prejudice. Thus they are unknowingly helping the expansion of Islam amidst the masses for never will you see any Muslim insulting any prophet of God for the Holy Qur’an commands its followers to equally revere all His prophets and to not insult other people’s religions.

The relentless disrespect and persecution shown toward Muslims is such a disgrace, it exposes well the lack of tolerance the so-called “guardians of human rights” have always had for difference and for that which threatens their centuries old imperialism and quest for global control. HIStory is a testimony to this fact. :::

“Persecution is worse than slaughter”—2:217 (Holy Qur’an)



when I first heard you
my inner Sun rose!
Never had I known
of such audible beauty.

What is this spectacle
that makes my heart
leap from body to body?

You have opened the
curtains of the unseen
and lo! Here is laughter
holding the hand of bliss.

copyrights 2005 Aida Toure