Like a Veiled Woman

Her DoorThe soul is like a veiled Woman, elusive, graceful and kind; generous in her gestures of love, she receives the treasures the Source of life offers with such abundance, centers in her proximity open to be quenched by the constant sublimity she lets out… She is a door through which Paradise leaps in and out in quest of other lovers to lavish… Don’t we all secretly exist to know The Divine who breathed of Itself into our selves with such Love we cannot stop longing for Its Kiss?

Being involves receptiveness, this natural position of the soul can only pull us toward knowing Love. A soul who knows Love is quietly receptive to its lover’s presence, its state of being is a constant smile over the lover, an unending nurturing no space nor time can dissuade. When such love flows between beings, words and physicality seem so superfluous, even irrelevant…

(c) 2008 Aida Toure.

“And enter thou My Paradise!” ~89: 30 Holy Qur’an



Filed under Inner Reality, Islam, Spirituality, Sufi Poetry, Sufi Prose, Sufism, Tasawwuf

13 responses to “Like a Veiled Woman

  1. Aaminah

    Asalaamu alaikum.

    This is so beautiful, and very profound. I will need to meditate on it more, inshaAllah.

  2. Walaikum Salam Aaminah, thanks for always making me smile…

  3. haamidah

    Salaam sis

    I like this. Like sis Aaminah said it’s quite deep- I’ve had to go over it more than once.

    I recognize what you mention in the second paragraph. I often wonder though how a seeker of Him may deal with other types of love that originate from the lower nafs. Any advice?

    By the way, you have a beautifully fitting picture to go with this. I like it

  4. Salaams Sister Haamidah, inshAllah you are well. To answer your question if our love originates from the lower nafs and we are conscious of it, I believe it’s the opportunity to work at channeling it through the higher selfless pure soul instead of the lower self, this way whatever experience of love we may have would not conflict with our quest for The Divine, it would only enhance it inshAllah.

  5. haamidah

    Wa’alaykum salaam sis

    Thank you for the suggestion – I will see how I can apply this.

  6. Salaams Sis Haamidah, you are welcome.

  7. A beautiful and achingly true post 🙂 And why it is in silence that truth is revealed.

    Ya Haqq!

  8. muntaha

    Assalamu alaikum, this is realy very beautiful

  9. Salaams Irving, thanks Brother.

  10. Walaikum Salam Muntaha, you have one beautiful name 🙂

  11. Hijabi Apprentice

    Beautiful masha Allah.

  12. Excellent post, I will bookmark this post in my Digg account. Have a awesome day.

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