There goes Azzan within! the transcendent call to prayer that urges the soul to contemplate the beauty of its Center. Thus, the lit soul turns inward and steps upon its prayer mat to meld with the delights of Salat~prayer yet this interior love ritual seems to be unending, it endures as we are awake, go to sleep, eat, interact with others or work. It’s a state of quiet Zikr~Remembrance that we can’t detach from because it becomes inherent to our breath, it carries us therefore we can’t move through the world without this inner state of luxury.
This precious calling occurs in the most silent way yet it’s the most powerful impulse that cannot be ignored or fought! When its tender Sound strikes, one just prioritizes its command and rushes as only the lover rushes to behold The Beloved’s Face. When one walks that Path, one becomes highly sensitive to Harmony and one’s existence turns to a complete spectacle of Islam~Surrender, of its pervasive grace. Such a surrendered soul mingles with the subtle universal truths which it constantly longs to express in its own unique way, its life becomes a dance blissful worlds slip through to soften mankind, to make us more loving and to uplift us.
This is why all the prophets (as) of The Divine are so dear to the heeding souls of mankind! Whether it is Adam (as), Noah (as), David (as), Solomon (as), Moses (as), Joseph (as), Jonah (as), Abraham (as) Jesus (as) or Muhammad (saw) they have shown us the Romance of Islam. Al hamdulillah.
© 2007 Aïda Touré
The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah, that which We have sent by inspiration to you and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: namely, that you should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein … ” ~ 42:13 ~Qur’an