Saturday, July 9, 2011

Illusive Heaven and Hell

May we aspire to Your Bounty and drink of the rivers of Heaven
May we dread of Your Wrath and not cinder in the fires of Hell
And all the while may we remember Your Love and be guided by the infinite blessing that is Your Mercy
For Heaven and Hell are but detractors from our true purpose
And we shall only taste the honour of free men when we submit in love and gratitude
And act not out of intents of receiving or averting
But rather to celebrate Your Glorious Reality

This piece is based on a quote by Hadrat Ali, Radhi Allah Ta Ala Anhu,(note I could not verify this reference but liked the quote) : "There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favours, this is the worship of traders, while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves free from His Wrath, this is the worship of slaves, a few who obey Him out of their sense of gratitude and obligations, this is the worship of free and noble men"
Written: 8 July 2011

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