Friday, October 30, 2009

Love is that condition in the human spirit
so profound
that it allows me to survive,
and better than that,
to thrive
with passion,
and style.
-Maya Angelou-
It is this belief in a power larger than myself
and other than myself
which allows me to venture into the unknown
and even the unknowable.
-Maya Angelou

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Night of SAWA

is being held at
Georgetown University

November 20th, 2009

If you are interested in attending or performing,
please e-mail 

Night of SAWA is a Night of Togetherness for those who love Poetry and/or Music
(Nasheeds fall in this category).

*If you have material that you write but are too shy to present, someone else can do so on your behalf.

*Material doesn't only have to be original pieces by yourself, it can be from any favorite artist of yours.

Pass it on!!!

Peace and Love

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Be master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind"
- Zen Saying
"When the student is ready, the Master appears."
 - Buddhist Proverb
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength." - Frances de Sales

"He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching

"True strength is the flower of Wisdom, but its seed is action."

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole body and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

She weaves jasmine in her hair,
And paints blood’s color on her lips.
Her charms are in her complexities,
Mesmerizing the intellectuals with her mind.
Her gaze pierces hearts from behind the veil,
For they not know this mystery.

She is, Her
She is, woman,
Nur Jahan.(c)


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I sit here,
As my heart burst into flames.
Glowing embers,
Dispersed in all directions,
Wondering which way is home.

By this moment,
My soul expanded,
Reaching across the vast oceans,
And wrapping its arms around you.

My soul stirs when you mention me.

Though stormy nights come often,
It is to give way to the silver moonlight,
Reflecting our reflections.

As dawn descends upon us,
Whispers are heard from our tongues,
Expressing the ecstatic murmurs of our hearts.

I need not speak for you to understand.

When the breeze caresses my cheek,
My friend,
I send you wishes of peace,
Hoping it is felt when it reaches you.

I sit here,
Watching this fire glow,
Amazed at the Light upon Light.
I paint whatever image my words can paint,
For you to see as I see.

With the cup in my hand,
I swallow the elixir of life,
Taking in every sip,
As a breath.
You are the inhale to my exhale
And I wait for my turn.

Hold my hand,
For we are not done yet.
We have a lifetime left,
however long that may be.

Let the fire burn.(c)


Friday, October 16, 2009

Thought of the day...

It is through suffering that our eyes are opened to life’s beauty,

It is the cold that makes us appreciate warmth…
Night honors day for darkness honors light…
I observe with applause,
amidst chaos, I value my peace of mind...
So I wait for the next lesson.
It is when our knees buckle in weakness that we realize what it means to stand tall.
It is at the low depths where I recognize the splendor of flying high,
I sit in wonder, curious as to what’s next…
When He urges me to be strong, do I then know how weakness appears,
and when my heart jumps, do I then remember it’s presence.
What beautiful lessons we are taught by Him,
It is the heart that’s blind to His teachings, nothing more. (c)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

been M.I.A.

Greetings and Peace,
Sorry for missing in action, I have had a lot going on in my life and have put a hold on certain things.  Please keep my family and I in your du'as, as we really need it right now. Everything's fine alhamdulillah.

Thank you...

Wa alaikum asalaam.