an altar where no walls or names exist…

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In my Soul there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church where I kneel.
Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.

Is there not a region of Love, where the Sovereignty is illuminated nothing,
Where ecstasy gets poured into itself and becomes lost,
Where the wing is fully alive but has no mind or body?

In my Soul there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church that dissolves,
That dissolves in God.

— Rabia al-Basri —

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No divisions…

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All who have faith in God 
are striving and searching for the same thing. 
Therefore, we must have no divisions of race, 
religion, or caste, for wherever there are separations, 
we can never see God. 
Only in the place where no divisions exist can one see God.
These divisions keep us apart from His qualities,
from His grace, from His treasure, from His justice,
from His knowledge, and from His truth and peace.
They separate us from God.
Those who have such differences within will never find peace.


Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.)
Islam and World Peace, Explanations of a Sufi- pg. 54