Kirk is a friend of mine from India, who likes writing poetry. I read this on his Facebook timeline and asked his permission to share here.
Month: August 2019
“… the life of faith for Abrahamic believers is not supposed to be an easy ride… There have always been problems… there have always been tests that Heaven sends to us that sometimes make no sense to us… and we tend to interrogate Heaven, which is ignorance because Heaven’s wisdom is absolute and our perception of things is radically limited, but still we protest. But the way of Abrahamic religion is surrender, submit. That is the victory. Abase yourself in sujud in complete unhesitating loving embrace of the decree of Heaven. And the most extraordinary outcomes can take place. And this is the Abrahamic test for Muslims… around the world. We protest too much, we shout too much. We interrogate Heaven…. We’ve missed this founding of our tradition, which is that things in history and in the soul don’t follow the usual material logic of cause and effect. Everything is determined by the Hand of the Divine. So if we surrender, we accept the Divine Decree…. This is all mapped out for us in the beautiful symbolism of the Hajj… in order for us to recognize the value and unique beauty of submission and accepting the commands of Allah….”
To listen to the Arafat Khutba (Sermon), You May;
1) Download and install this app “Arafat Sermon” for iOS or Android phones.
2) Select the language. Options include English, French, Farsi, Urdu, Melayu and Mandarin.
3) Press PLAY to listen.
Day of Arafat in 2019:
Saturday, August 10.
Time of Arafat Khutba (Sermon);
North America EST: 5:30AM on Saturday
May Allah SWT accept our humble efforts.