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This below poem forms part of a manuscript of poetry being compiled for publication by a group of followers of the Naqshqbqndi Sufi Order, from Sri Lanka and abroad. 

Note: In the Sufi Islamic tradition promoting love and peace as preached by Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), the Sufi mystics often refer to the ‘Beloved’ as the Universal Reality or God (Allah). The Sufi is someone who is the lover of the Beloved and living a life of love according to the spiritual path of Islam preached by Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and sees every human being and living thing as a manifestation of God’s benevolence. 

By Rasheda Thaha

I asked:

“Oh my Beloved why do you veil yourself from a lover blazing in anguish, ever so needy of seeing you?”

You replied:

“See Me at the palace in the passionate poet, privileged like a proud peacock pompously presenting his poetry.

See Me in the morning mist marching towards the mountain’s mouth, in moments of miracles and many a mystery.

See Me in the beauty of the ballerina like the blue bell bending to the breeze and bouncing like a ball to the beats.

See Me in the flower field of the flock of fluffy feathered falcons, and in the fiery fireflies flirting in the forest. 

See Me in the dainty damsel dancing deftly to the drums from dusk till dawn diligently drowned in her duties.

See Me in the arrival of the apparition of ants allured by an apple and ascending arms in arms like the armies.

See Me in the vivid vowels of the violin, vanquishing the vistas of various voices veiling them from a vast valley.

See Me in the spell of the shining sun spreading shimmer across the salty sea as she swoons and sighs softly.

See Me in the lovers with a lotus laying by the lilies exchanging their litany of love while laughing lazily. 

See Me in every hue and horizon, find Me in every human heart I call home, and hear Me in the harmonious hymn, hummed happily.”

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