ALLAH does not change the state of people, until they change it themselves


Now Is The Time

(Prepared with Connie L. Nash from One Heart For Peace)

.."Allah is our Lord and your Lord. Unto us our works and unto you your works; no argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and unto Him is the journeying." Al-Quran (chapter 42:ayat-15)

..."Is the reward of goodness aught save goodness?" Al-Quran (chapter 55: ayat-60)

'Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth: "you owe me." Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.' Hafiz

"The well is one, and water bearers many. Their pots may differ in shape and size, but water in all of them One." Kabir

"My wish for you is that you fall in love like a burning coal that 
falls into water and keeps burning." Jalaluddin Rumi

"God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you."
(Meister Eckhart)

"Hiding In This Cage

      Hiding in this cage
of visible matter

is the invisible

pay attention
to her
she is singing
your song." 


Note: The title is from Persian poet, Hafiz's poem, now is the time.


  1. Greetings,

    Thank you both for preparing and sharing these beautiful verses.

    It's been said that the way to capture a bird is to become the sky. May we all, then, become as skies to, not so much capture the bird, but to give her room to fly.

    All good wishes,


  2. Dear Robert,

    You have rounded out this composite of wisdom and beauty so well -- as if a part of our work here.

    The DESIGNER Noor here is truly allowing Allah to be Allah through her eyes, gifts, heart -- to be free out of any possible cage. Thank you, dear friend!

    Beautiful choices of our potpourri along with the most exquisite illustrations...and the title you've chosen certainly suits our current themes in RR as well as life around us in this world -- your ocean and mine. So honored to work with you.

    1. @Connie: I am also honored to learn from you. :)

      @Robert: you complimented the theme with that quote. Thanks so much. :)

  3. Thank you for this great post - and Eid Mubarak :)

    1. Thanks so much, Khurram sahib. Eid Mubarak to you too. :)