Damascene dizziness and Sufi ‘Aaaaahs’

Prophet Ibrahim is described as an ‘Aaah-er’ in Quraan. God calls him “Awwah” – he sighs a lot. Sighing is the function of Heart. When heart is longing for The One, one sighs and sighs, and when one’s heart is really troubled with the pull of longing, one’s mouth keeps on calling out with Allah’s “Aaaah” sound.

Aaaaaah, ya Allah, Aaaaah.

Sayyidna Ibrahim was “Awwahon 7aleem” (an Aaah-er and beautifully patient). He recieved God’s favors after demonstrating a lot of longing and a lot of beautiful patience in waiting for God’s response. Unwavered faith in Allah is disconnected from the shakles of Time.

So, Aaaaah ya Allah, Aaaaah…

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About 50% Syrian

What is identity? I was raised Arab (of varying origins), with a Syrian mother, and Moroccan, Lebanese and Tunisian great grandfathers and grandmothers. I always felt 50% Syrian, and this percentage mattered to me more than anything else. Love of my life, my late Sufi grandmother, is Syrian... all her bedtime stories were about her life in Damascus. Damascus is where the heart dwells.
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3 Responses to Damascene dizziness and Sufi ‘Aaaaahs’

  1. Yaak says:

    The “awwahun halim” in the koran is Abraham (altawbah 114).

  2. 50% Syrian says:

    Long time no see !

  3. Yaak says:

    I’m an avid reader of your posts. I posted lots of comments, but they fail to appear on your blog. Then i thought of changing my e-mail address and it just worked.

    I’ll read your new post now.

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