Thursday, 9 May 2019

Ramadan 2019/1440: Thought of the Day 4

The quote for Day 4 of Ramadan from my box of things to think about was:

“I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know you, all else melted away.” ~ Maulana Rumi

I absolutely love this thought of the day, partly because there is something beautiful about it. Mainly because it speaks so powerfully to who I am not; but aspire to be.  This quote makes me think of letting go of all my worldly desires, my ambitions, my dreams and desire to do more and be more.  Instead to be satisfied with and contented with my relationship with Allah (SWT) and wanting nothing else other than to know Allah (SWT).

I often think I am too absorbed in the world; I am interested in everything, I find enjoyment in everything: books, food, people, family, even work.  I want to travel everywhere to see everything and to experience everything.  On the one hand I am grateful for what Allah (SWT) has given me,  on the other I think I forget sometimes that this world isn’t a place of enjoyment for Muslims, but a test and a very brief one at that.  I hope that this is where I find myself one day: in my desire to know Allah (SWT), I let all other desires melt away insh’Allah.


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