Archive for the ‘Rumi’ Category

‘Reposts’ are posts of yester- day/week/year which shall be posted again, Insha Allah once a week and can be found in the ‘Reposts’ category. Original post date: March 9, 2007. I can recall, even after years, hearing Shaykh Hamza Yusuf reciting in one of his speeches, this beautiful poem of Rumi’s. Definitely being one of […]


Discourse 13 [Discourses of Rumi] Excerpted from Discourses of Rumi or Fihi ma Fihi: Mohammed صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The night is long, do not shorten it with your sleep. The day is bright, do not darken it with your sins.” The night is long for you to voice your inmost secrets and ask […]


Excerpted from Discourses of Rumi or Fihi ma Fihi Discourse 69: Between the human being and God are just two veils—health and wealth—all other veils come from these. Those who are healthy do not look for God and do not see Him, but as soon as pain afflicts them they cry out, “O God! O […]


Excerpted from Discourses of Rumi or Fihi ma Fihi Discourse 71 The difference between birds on the wing, and lovers of God, is that birds always fly in a certain direction, while lovers of God fly on the wings of their desire away from all directions. Every horse has its stable, every beast its pen, […]