786…the rose of sufism, in da hood
The blessed month is hear
The fast is a quickening
All eye see is Light
Return of the sufi jedi…LOL …last night we sang a song to God that caused the heavens to open and the angels to descend. Our sufi school in phily is in da hood. Most of the people can’t believe we are Muslims because we have Native American, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Christian and Jewish symbols hanging up in our school. Yesterday we had a cookout for the neighborhood children during our fast. We prayed the sunset prayer in the school and broke the fast as a community. After the diner, we left the door of the school open and we started chanting Mu hay bu nafi(a sufi poem/qasida by Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba). Then we started chanting LA EE LA HA ILL ALLAH in a state of ecstasy. As the chanting grew louder and more intense, the neighbors came out of their house to look in our door and windows to see what was going on. As words of praise filled the air, when eye looked outside there was at least 10 people outside listening. This was a wonderful night at our sufi school in phily. God willing we will have the circle every Wednesday during Ramadan.
Sufism is a rose garden. The sufis say “if you stay around a rose garden, one day you will begin to smell like a rose.” Sufism is a living tradition. Sufism is a fragrant perfume that you must receive from a a living tradition. It is not something you can find in books or on the internet. Sufism is what comes from one heart of a Lover of God to another heart of a Lover of God. Sufism is the path of love and intoxication with God. Love is the wine of the sufi mystic. Last night there was wine in the tavern….and we ALL BECAME INTOXICATED….
LOVE IS THE WINE
we sang a song to God that opened the heavens
last night our cup ran-eth over
wine flowed into the streets
intoxicating the passerby and the on lookers
the tavern stayed open late
we all drank, and drank and drank from the vats of love
until the distillery of love
living in the light of love…sufi ananda
if you would like to visit our sufi school email sufi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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