I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
— Vincent Van Gogh (via mrsclarkkent)
qitmirin قِطْمِيرٍ is that pale filament attached to a date-stone. "Qitmir" is `that which is completely worthless.'
But if they turn back, say: Allah is sufficient for me, there is no god but He; on Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of mighty power.
Surah At-Taubah 129.
7 times morning (Fajr). 7 times evening (‘Asr).
'Every Time We Say Goodbye' by Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden [Last Dance, 2014]
Mixing arrogance with hadith is anti-All-The-Prophets (pbut)
Dr.Sarah Sayeed, of Women in Islam, shares some thoughts on women’s inclusion at mosques.
When I woke up this morning I asked myself: What are some of the secrets of success in life? I found the answer right there in my very room. The Fan said - Be cool. The Roof said - Aim high. The Window said - See the world. The Clock said - Every minute is precious. The Mirror said - Reflect before you act. The Door said - Push hard for your goals. And don’t forget, the Carpet said - Kneel down & pray.
Juliet, your father called. He said, “Read the subpoena”
It has been said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
While that is the truth, one might note that names matter, and (legally speaking) truths are not always facts—especially as regards legal matters.
For example, “World Vision" has recently exampled why it is not named "Christ Vision”
Thus should one come across an e-account such as @WorldVision, one might infer it is an online voice of the charity named “World Vision”, and that inference might prove factual, or not. (Inferences, you see, are not facts, and facts need not be truths, legally speaking.) One needs must verify facts, not just infer them.
Thus, should one come accross an e-account such as “UCC_SIMI@anyemail.com” one might infer that any postings therefore represent the voice of that specific legal entity, with tax exempt status, which is known as and is located at The United Church of Christ in Simi Valley, 270 RoyalAvenue, 93065, USA
however such an inference would be inaccurate.
Legally, names matter. Especially in legal matters, but also in metaphorical matters.
The fact is the only online voice having any legal connection to that especial theological and legal entity at 270 Royal Avenue is to be found via United Church of Christ - Simi Valley
[I know this because I attend that church. Yes, Muslims are welcome at this church, as are Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestants, Christians, Mormans, Chin, Zen, Pure Land, atheists, humanists, straights, gays, bi, trans…: all persons, without reservation.]
Thus, one now might affirm, correctly, that any and all accounts using any initials or acronyms of the church name such as but not limited to “UCC_SIMI” or “SIMI_UCC” are in no wise to be associated, neither legally nor metaphorically, as having any legal or theological connection with that national legal entity known as “The United Church of Christ”, nor are any such online sites to be associated legally or metaphorically with that legal entity occupying the buildings located at 270-272 Royal Avenue in zip code 93065, nor with any staff, employees, pastors, teachers, or students thereof.
May the Gracious Lord, and able attorneys, ever protect the good and defeat the wicked, all ways.
Allahu Akbar: The LORD G-d is ever greatER!
(Do I hear an AMEEN?)
The Prophet sent an army unit (for some campaign) and appointed a man from the Ansar as its commander and ordered them (the soldiers) to obey him. (During the campaign) [that commander] became angry with them and said, “Didn’t the Prophet order you to obey me?” They said, “Yes.” He said, “I order you to collect wood and make a fire and then throw yourselves into it.” So they collected wood and made a fire, but when they were about to throw themselves into, it they started looking at each other, and some of them said, "We followed the Prophet to escape from the fire. How should we enter it now?"
The Prophet sent an army unit (for some campaign) and appointed a man from the Ansar as its commander and ordered them (the soldiers) to obey him.
(During the campaign) [that commander] became angry with them and said, “Didn’t the Prophet order you to obey me?”
They said, “Yes.”
He said, “I order you to collect wood and make a fire and then throw yourselves into it.”
So they collected wood and made a fire, but when they were about to throw themselves into, it they started looking at each other, and some of them said,
"We followed the Prophet to escape from the fire. How should we enter it now?"
So while they were in that state, the fire extinguished and their commander’s anger abated.
The event was mentioned to the Prophet and he said,
"If they had entered it (the fire) they would never have come out of it, for obedience is required only in what is good."
Hadith No. 629. Vol. 5
Clad in black robes I should have no attractions
To the shapes and scents of this world.
But how can I keep my vows,
Gazing at today’s crimson maple leaves?
words of a Japanese nun
found within “The Zen Women Ancestors Document”
echoed in the silence of Muslim women in black robes.
Waleeja: intimate friend; one whom a person takes to rely upon or to place confidence in, not being of his/her family; secret depth (of the heart)