Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Call for Life دعوة للحياة

يقول المتصوف الكبير محي الدين إبن عربي، الذي عاش منذ ما يقرب 800 سنة في الاندلس، في بضعة ابيات جميلة يعلمنا فيها التسامح الديني الذي لابد منه للحياة.

وأضيف قولة تعالى: {{لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ}}

يقول إبن عربي:

لقـد كنت قبـل الـيـوم انـكر صاحـبـي
ان لم يكن دينه الى ديـنـي دان

لقـد صـار قـلـبـي قـابـلا كـل صـورة
فمرعى لغزلان و دير لرهبان

وبـيـت لأوثـان وكـعــبـة طــــــائـف
والواح توراه ومصحـف قـرآن

ادين بدين الحـب انى توجهت ركائبه
فالحـــــب ديـنــي و ايـمـانــي


The great Sufi Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi, who lived about 800 years ago in Al-Andalus, says in few eloquent verses teaching us religious tolerance which is absolutely necessary for life.

Also like God says in Quran: {{Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion}} [Al-Kafiron 109: 6] which means: You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion.

Ibn 'Arabi says:

I had been abnegating my friend, until today,
unless his religion close to mine
My heart has become capable of every form:
it is a pasture for gazelles and a convent for Christian monks,
and a temple for idols and the pilgrim's Ka'bah,
and the tables of the Torah and the book of the Qur'an.
I follow the religion of Love: whatever way Love's camels take,
that is my religion and my faith.

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