Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Who Am I

What is to be done, O Moslems?
for I do not recognize myself.

I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Gabr, nor Moslem.

I am not of the East, nor of the West,
nor of the land, nor of the sea;

I am not of Nature's mint,
nor of the circling' heaven.

I am not of earth, nor of water,
nor of air, nor of fire;
I am not of the empyrean, nor of the dust,
nor of existence, nor of entity.

I am not of India, nor of China,
nor of Bulgaria, nor of Saqsin
I am not of the kingdom of 'Iraqian,
nor of the country of Khorasan

I am not of the this world, nor of the next,
nor of Paradise, nor of Hell

I am not of Adam, nor of Eve,
nor of Eden and Rizwan.

My place is the Placeless,
my trace is the Traceless;

'Tis neither body nor soul,
for I belong to the soul of the Beloved.

I have put duality away,
I have seen that the two worlds are one;

One I seek, One I know,
One I see, One I call.

He is the first, He is the last,
He is the outward, He is the inward;

I know none other
except 'Ya Hu' and 'Ya man Hu.'

I am intoxicated with Love's cup,
the two worlds have passed out of my ken;
I have no business save carouse and revelry.

If once in my life I spent a moment without thee,
From that time and from that hour I repent of my life.

If once in this world I win a moment with thee,
I will trample on both worlds,
I will dance in triumph for ever.

O Shamsi Tabriz,
I am so drunken in this world,
That except of drunkenness and revelry
I have no tale to tell.

From Divan-i Shams

I Have Learned So Much

So much from God

That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
A Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even pure

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed
Of every concept and image
My mind has ever known.

Hafiz - The Gift
Translation by Daniel Ladinsky

Sunday, April 11, 2010

In Uttering It...

The Muslim says "Allahu Akhbar".
When translated in Bahasa Melayu, it means "Allah Maha Besar", "Allah Maha Agung"....
In many religions too, we say "God is Great"...

Let's talk about 'size'...shall we?

Focus on Earth's size, here ...
and then...
look out on your window..
imagine how big it is...

 This big?
Again, focus on the size on the Earth shown here...

Let's find the Earth in this image below....
(reading the previous posting, can you imagine how "BIG" love is ?)

Now let us imagine..
how big the Sun is....

Wait a minute...
How big Acturus is.....? (see above pic)
compare to...
Where is the Sun...????!!!

Let us get back to square one...
and ponder....
Keep the mental image of Antares compare to the Sun.....(oooppss! sorry! don't think you can see the Sun in the above image. But click the image. The size of the Sun is written as "1 pixel" in the above image)

Come down to Earth...
find a globe and ask....
Where is Asia on the globe..?
Where is Malaysia?
Can you point where Selangor is?
How does Kuala Lumpur looks like on the globe ?
Are you somewhere in Petronas Twin Towers ?
Somewhere in a retail outlet ?
Try to see your own self, mentally......

Check back the Earth size in comparison to the Sun...
Mentally hold that image...
Now bring the image of Antares...
Locate your body somewhere in the face of Antares....

Any idea how "BIG" you are ?
And this is only the Milky Way ?
Not even the "largest" galaxy known to us ?
Who creates all these galaxies ?

Now, would you like to imagine your 'size' before the Creator of all these galaxies ?

To the Muslims...if we talk about 'size'
When you utter that many times the phrase .. "Allahu Akhbar" a day..
Do you have any idea of how "Great" Allah is ?

In uttering we mean what we say..?

A speck of dust ...... not even a micro dust .... 
.....a  no...   thing.... 

p/s : Read the post "The Sun Never Says..." again. How does "Allahu Akhbar" fare when Hu Akbar is also Ar Rahman and Ar Rahim ... all for you ... when your 'size' .. is that 'big'... ?

Thursday, April 01, 2010


(سورة الحديد   Al-Hadid, Surah 57, Ayat 3)
Dia Yang Pertama dan Yang Akhir, Yang Lahir dan Yang Batin; Dia mengetahui segala sesuatu.

(سورة الحديد   Al-Hadid, Chapter #57, Verse #3)
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.

Jamal Abdillah
Awal Dan Akhir

Malam menanti siang
Siang menanti malam
Bagai berkurun lamanya
Masa memisahkan kita
Hingga ku terlupa
Pada paras rupa

Malam mencari mimpi
Siang mencari erti
Tersingkap seribu makna
Terucap seribu kata
Terkupaslah... rahsia

Sekian lama berpisah
Akhirnya bertemu
Mengenang dosa
Mengenang rindu
Dan ternyatalah
Cintaku yang satu...

Kau kekasih awal dan akhir
Kau kekasih batin dan zahir
Setelah ku sedari
Cintamu yang abadi

Takku harap takku peduli
Walau bulan jatuh kebumi
Dan hadir bidadari
Tak kumimpikan lagi

Kerana kau lebih mengerti 

Kerana kau lebih ku kasihi

The seeking is from You, as well as the benefit.
Who are we,
You are the First, You are the Last !
(Jalaluddin Rumi)
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