Thursday, June 11, 2009

'Seeing Allah' in Islam

Sadaf Farooqi writes an interesting comment in the Saudi Gazette on 'seeing God'. His mystical vision of God - when seeing human beings in their beauty - sounds rather Sufi. In Wahhabi Saudi Arabia?
Who doesn’t enjoy beholding something beautiful? So much of our time is spent in beautifying things, places and our bodies, that it must indeed be worth the extra effort to incorporate beauty into any endeavor. Whether it is a bunch of cilantro leaves adorning a dish, a long-stemmed rose in a vase accentuating a dining table, a scenic watercolor painting giving life to a bland room, or blooming flowers livening up a lush green garden during spring, a thing of beauty, as they say, is “a joy forever.” So much so that, one of the best traits of a believing Muslim wife is that when her husband beholds her, he is pleased. MORE HERE

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