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You know…

One morning, something can change, something has changed… You turn your face, your eyes, your heart and your hopes towards another Reality. One instant, one second, far from human beings, from their doubts, from their wounds. And the Universe speaks to you of the heart of its evidences:


 


«Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the succession of night and day there are indeed signs for people of insight »


 


 You know…


 


And you come back to yourself… to the heart of your inner universe. It is never easy… this quest for meaning, for simplicity. To forget your doubts, your weaknesses, your wounds, your tears, your failures… and to find in yourself the authentic question, your secrete sincerity, your fragility. Alone, in a silence that belongs only to you, simply, softly, tenderly. To find yourself again… in the sacred place that He alone knows, and you.


 


« We shall show them our signs in the horizons and in themselves so that it will become clear to them that this is the Truth”


 


You know…


 


A quest for meaning, a quest for simplicity, a quest for love, a quest for truth. A search. One morning something has changed. You, your gaze, your life. A paradox. To learn to love and to resist yourself… within the same outburst, with the same strength. To love the light of the heart’s humility, at the centre, and to resist the shadows of the mind’s arrogance, at the periphery. To resist the prisons of self-importance and blindness of the heart and to love the liberations of the mind seeking light and peace.


 


« Do the people think that they will be left alone for they have said ‘We believe’ and that they would not be tested?”


 


You know …


 


The test of the inner peace… an infinite quest of His signs, of Good, of Beauty, of Love. To know He is here and that one has but to unceasingly go towards Him. And everything changes: the universe, human beings, your life… “To change the life” said the poet… and the life has changed as you change in the proximity of the essential. You seek, you observe, you cry. To speak to Him of your tears close to the Truth. He knows, you know…


 


Your tears are your love; your tears are your freedom


 


« And God invites you to the dwelling of Peace… »


 


You know…


 


Deep in your self there exists a dwelling of a language without words. The sadness of the world has offered you the smile of the essential…Freedom and Peace. A prayer with no request.


 


You know…

10 commentaires - “You know…”

    1. Please read it again…and again…and again. And if you still don’t get it, start reading the holy Qur’an.
      Thank you!
      Agron

    2. The reason being, you not getting back wih the people who read what you have to say and propose to help.

  1. MashAllah how true and beautifully put. Thank you. May Allah always protect you.

    Sister Azra Mahmood

  2. Salam aleykoum, you know…Brother Tariq…Allahi Jazick! These words that touch the heart remind me an African saying ” if you know that you don’t know so you will learn to know. But if you ignore that you don’t know so you won’t know” How sweet is it to know!

  3. Assalamu Alaikum Brother Tariq Ramadan. Yes, I do know! I have recently learned of this Truth, THE TRUTH, and continually learn more about THE TRUTH, in all Its FULL MEANING, IN MYSELF, IN ALLAH, IN MY MIND, IN MY HEART, IN THIS WORLD, IN ITS SUFFERING, IN ITS PEACE AND TRANQUILITY, AND IN THE TEMPTATIONS THAT WE MUST RESIST WHILE MAINTAINING THIS INNER REALIZATION AND ISLAMIC NATURE THAT ALLAH HAS BESTOWED UPON US. In my prayers I ask for NOTHING. In my prayers I ask for EVERYTHING. Simply to continue onward and forward towards THE TRUTH, TOWARDS ALLAH, TOWARDS HIS RIGHTEOUS PATH, TOWARDS HIS WILL AND THE FREEDOM FROM THE HANDCUFFS OF THE WORLDLINESS AND LIMITATIONS WE FIND OURSELVES BOUND TO ON THIS EARTH IN SEEKING ALLAH THROUGH ISLAM AND EVENTUALLY JENNA. May Allah forgive our Ummah for all our mistakes, and guide Us to Him, and let all of humanity find HIS TRUTH. Jazacum ALLAH KHAIR.

    Salamu Alaikum.
    Dr. Tariq Yousef

  4. Dear Brother Taraq,

    It is that inner peace we go for, that secret sincerty we seek, a long journey of patiance, reflection, silence..silence and silence. Mededaiting on his universe I sit I watch his creatures..trees, wind, water, birds in deep silence beautiful, rythemic..if only we learn to listen . We don’t..so much noise is inside..so much chaos, I long for belonging to this peace and harmoney. I long for connecting to the higher universe one day..that little space to be filled..that emptiness to belong. Their silence, their peace their harmoney with each other..one day my heart joins.. I long.
    Sister: anwaar.

    1. Finding peace is a challenge indeed

      No order
      No coordination
      No structure

      Just chaos and disorder

      Thank God for that loyal friend
      that understands without words
      The innocence of a child
      For beautiful music, poetry

      Simple but so true
      A gift from God?

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