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I have been away for a while, not physically but mentally.  I have been busy in trying to experience the true nature of the world we live in, and to appreciate what we have, what beauty surrounds us, and how this has all become what it is.

My heart expands bigger and bigger with every breath, a breath which gasps the air which has whistled through forests trees, air which has played through green fields lavish with untouched natural miracles, danced with rivers of water and open landscape.  My heart refuses to go back to how it was before, before seeing a natural miracle which surrounds us all the time.

But just to give you an idea of how I feel, I dedicate the following beauty to all of you:

The Universe


What if someone said to an embryo in the womb,

“Outside of your world of black nothing

is a miraculously ordered universe;

a vast Earth covered with tasty food;

mountains, oceans and plains,

fragrant orchards and fields full of crops;

a luminous sky beyond your reach,

with a sun, moonbeams, and uncountable stars;

and there are winds from south, north and west,

and gardens replete with sweet flowers

like a banquet at a wedding feast.

The wonders of this world are beyond description.

What are you doing living in a dark prison,

Drinking blood through that narrow tube?”

But the womb- world is all an embryo knows

And it would not be particularly impressed

By such amazing tales, saying dismissively:

“You’re crazy. That is all a deluded fantasy.”

One day you will look back and laugh at yourself.

You’ll say, “ I can’t believe I was so asleep!

How did I ever forget the truth?

How ridiculous to believe that sadness and sickness

Are anything other than bad dreams.”

by Timothy Freke

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Over at Abubakar Jamil blog, I was reading his post titled ‘Light at the end of the funnel‘ and it got me thinking, it got me thinking so deeply I ended up having a to put everything else aside and dig up this quote – this was a quote which lifted me up when I needed lifting, guided me when I needed guidance, gave me love when I needed to be loved.

I dedicate this quote to Abubakar Jamil and I hope this guides you like it did for me:

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.

– Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

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Just something…

“if you have never trodden the path of love, go away and fall in love; then come back and see us.”

Jami (Essential Sufism)

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It has been just under two years since I last made an appearance and posted on this blog.  Much has happened during this time, mostly to do with my battle to regain ground over my nafs (desires) which is a constant battle every second of every day.

Since the creation of this blog, my intention was to share my experience on this path, a path which is different for everyone but yet the objective is the same, this intention has not changed and if anything has increased dramatically.

From my last post (in 2008) I have been somewhat off-line in many ways – both in the real life and on the internet.  I do now have plans to revive this blog and continue on sharing my struggle with my dear readers.  Admittedly such experiences are sometimes hard to understand, hard to explain and hard to write about, but I shall embrace this challenge and make this a source of communication to you.

Communication is important – and what I shall share will not be just limited to my experience but will go beyond that.

During the revival of this blog, as a reader you may see changes taking place with the design of this blog as I try to improve this blog constantly.

Note:  Although this blog is about my experience in the Sufi World, I would love to hear about your experience again not just limiting to Sufism but Islam in general.  If you have any stories which you know will inspire other people then please write to me on the email below.  I would love to include your experiences on this blog.

You can email me at                        sufismworld [@] googlemail [dot] com

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