It’s popular belief among Sufis that Damascus is the Spiritual Sufi capital of the world. Ibn Arabi is buried in Damascus along with a huge number of “Awliya,” whose knowledge, love and history are threads that weave into the fabric of Damascus. Those threads do not leave the fabric; eternally yours, Dimashq.
This city has so many secrets that are revealed to those who have white hearts; unattached to material life, clean from greed, ego and lust. This city is Love manifest. This city is mercy, kindness and generosity. No where else in the world has the Soul this place has, nor is there a place close to being as beautiful inside-out like Damascus. I am a traveler whose been to so many countries for music & media. The two most beautiful cities I’ve been to (not only visually, but also experientially) are Damascus and Istanbul. You can feel – with every cell in your body – how these two cities are cities of Light. You walk down the street and you feel happy; not the fleeting kind of happiness one feels eating chocolate, or receiving a love letter. It’s happiness that touches the very deep core of one’s heart, of one’s being.
Uttering God’s name “Allaaaaaaah” in Damascus is an experience on its own. Allah ya Damascus, Allaaah!