Islamic Peace Prayer

June 16, 2011

Praise be to the Lord of the Universe
who has created us
and made us into tribes and nations,
that we may know each other,
not that we may despise each other.
If the enemy inclines towards peace,
do thou also incline towards peace,
and trust in God,
for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God, Most Gracious,
are those who walk on the Earth in humility,
and when we address them,
we say “Peace.”

– Islamic Prayer, posted on sanctuaryofhope.org

Found at home

May 31, 2011

I was passionate,
filled with longing,
I searched
far and wide.

But the day
that the Truthful One
found me,
I was at home.

– a poem by Lalla. A Sufi mystic, she lived in Kashmir, India during the first part of the 1300’s.