Monday, November 9, 2009

"I Love You with Two Loves"

 Hey everyone! I just moved to my new apartment, so things have been pretty hectic! I love it here though, so it's all good.

Anyways, I just wanted to post this piece of writing about God, which I found beautiful. It is from Rabi'ah al-Adawiyah, one of the most famous Sufis in history. She says,

"I love You with two loves, a love of passion
And a love prompted by your worthiness of that.
As for the love of passion,
It consists in occupying myself with remembering You and no one else.
And as for the love of which You are worthy,
It consists in Your lifting the veils, so that I may see You.
However, mine is not the merit in this or that,
But Yours is the merit in this and that."


nadia said...

Mabrook on the new apartment!!!

And Rabi'ah al-Adawiyah's post is indeed beautiful!

Laila said...

That's a lovely quote. I can only aspire to feel that way!
I just noticed that your post signature says "with love". That's lovely too. :)

Mina said...

Your tagged

Anonymous said...

Mabrook on your new home!

If you are to believe that God is within all of us I hope we can love ourselves in this fashion.


NZ said...

That's the best translation i've yet to find for those lines!


where'd you get it?

- your favorite sufi ;)

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

It's from "A Short Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism" by Majid Fakhry.

NZ said...