A Heretical Mind

  The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men […]

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Silence is the sea, and speech is like the river. The sea is seeking you: don’t seek the river. Don’t turn your head away from the signs offered by the sea. Maulana Rumi I have been a booster of social media for a while now. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are not without their flaws, […]

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Your Love

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them. Maulana Rumi I hope you’re a free spirit. My soul has grown to be at ease in shackles. I’ve learned to make do with my […]

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Islam À La Carte

Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at meanspirited roadhouses. Maulana Rumi If we were all perfect believers, there would be no need for mosques, churches, synagogues, or temples. There would never have been a need for any prophet or messenger after the […]

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Loneliness is a painful part of the human condition. For all my friendships and all my bonds, nothing ever seems to cure it. Even when a friend, a sister, or a brother is only a word away – it always feels as though it wouldn’t be enough. I don’t always feel alone, but more and […]

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