2008/07/16

Yes...This Is What I Intended To Say

In my overly-wordy July 8 post what I intended to say is this:


"O Allah! If I worship You for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell, and if I worship You in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise.But if I worship You for Your Own sake,grudge me not Your everlasting Beauty.”
Rabia al Basri

h/t to AKHF, which I just realized are the exact same initials of someone else who was quoted on my blog today. Curious...

3 comments:

Diane said...

perfect prayer.

Jan said...

Amen. I like the prayer, too.

Ann said...

Did you know that Rabia would run through the streets carrying a bucket of water and burning torch to demonstrate this? AKHF aka Ann