Posts tagged love
Posts tagged love
In this funny, poignant talk, Brené Brown explains what makes us feel a sense of love and belonging. It’s a powerful reminder (especially for all you Type A’s out there) to embrace the messy and unknown, even when that leap of faith seems scary or uncertain.
Beautiful words from Brené Brown’s TEDxHouston talk to inspire you this week.
It’s a list.
she is a wide floating meadow
with more green than gravity
and more beauty than my eyes can hold
my eyes swollen trying to drink her in
but they cannot bear it
like heavy rain laden clouds
if I don’t weep I fear they would explode
headless but heartfelt
heart too smart for it’s…
Love can make the sane walk out of suburban doors
and wake up on psychiatric wards
Having forgotten their own names and from where they came.
Love can make the mildest amongst us
Lay awake at night plotting the demise
Of the one who took her love away
Leaving a raging hole where her heart…
"Love is the way Coltrane kissed his saxophone
In that moment you would think they were all alone
No band, no audience, no stage, no microphone
Just the ‘Player’ and the ‘Played’ in a dreamy haze
And then he awakes and realises everyone was watching them make love.”
Love love LOVE this!!!
Depersonalizing love for the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is a common trick these days. People are encouraged to say “love of the Sunnah,” either by being told that or it being a common practice. But beware! Love of the Sunnah does not necessarily include love of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him. But, love of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, does include love of his Sunnah.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, did not say “None of you truly believes until my sunnah is more beloved to him than his father, his child and all of mankind.”
He said, “None of you truly believes until *I* am more beloved to him than his father, his child and all of mankind.”
via Brother Talut Dawood (emphasis added)
A subtle but important point.
“INTERVIEWER You are one of the most widely translated poets—into about thirty languages. Into what languages are you best translated?NERUDA: I would say into Italian, because of the similarity between the two languages. English and French, which are the two…
I think this is quite true. Arabic for example can be extremely intense in speech and expression, but all that intensity, if overused, can seem quite hollow and empty. I think context plays a huge role. You can’t go around calling every girl you meet rou7i and the like.
I laughed at your description of I love you in darija. I feel like we speak the ‘hood/ghetto’ version of Arabic. It is all so laid back, kind of lazy, and blunt.
Aiwa safi, kan bgheek. Wakha?
Lol. I think I also read somewhere that, in general, the Japanese hardly ever say “I love you” [aish(i)teru wa or dai s(u)ki desu] even when in a long-term relationship as it is considered too intense that words simply don’t do it justice? I.e. You’re just being shallow if it’s said aloud.
[Anyone Japanese/knowledgeable of Japanese culture, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.]
Actions speak louder so one is expected to show love rather than say it (pretty sweet but I think a lil too extreme for my tastes :D).
Of course, the flip side for Darija is that it’s the perfect medium to cuss someone out with. Heck, just threatening in Darija is enough.
Wakha 3lik. Daban, tfahim m3ak mizyaaaaaaaan, 7tan raj3ou dar.
The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.”
Rabi’ al-awwal Day 17 | “Love at the Battle of Badr…”
The Prophet ﷺ drew up his army, and he passed in front of each man to give them good heart and to straighten the ranks, carrying an arrow in his hand. “Stand in line, O Sawād,” he ﷺ said to one of the Helpers who was a little too far forward, and gave him a slight prick in the belly with his arrow.
“O Messenger of God, you have hurt me,” said Sawād, “and God has sent you with truth and justice, so give me my due.”
“Take it,” said the Prophet ﷺ, laying bare his own belly ﷺ and handing him the arrow at which point Sawād stooped and imprinted a kiss instead of jabbing with the shaft.
“What made you do this?” asked the Prophet ﷺ.
Sawād answered: “O Messenger of God, we are now faced with what you see, and I desired that at my last moment with you-if so it be-my skin should touch your skin,”
And the Prophet ﷺ prayed for him and blessed him.
Source: Lings, Martin. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.
Image by Peter Gould
Originally posted on 04/08/2012
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله في كل لمحة ونفس عدد ما وسعه علم الله
“What ails your eyes, that when you bid them cease they weep still more?
What ails your heart, that when you bid it wake it wanders?”
Inna fil jannati nahran min laban
Surely, in paradise, is a river of milk
Li `Aliyyin wa Husainin wa Hasan
For Ali, and Hussain, and Hasan
Kullu man kana muhibban lahumu
Whosoever loves them
Kullu man sara `ala darbihimu
Whosoever goes forth upon their path
Yadkhulu ljannata min ghairi hazan
Enters paradise without experiencing any sadness
Hubbu ahlil bayti fardun `indana
Love of the People of the Prophetic Household is incumbent upon us
Wa bi hathal hubbi la nakhshal mihan
And because of this love, we do not fear tribulations