Friday, December 25, 2009

Blessings for the needy


It was Mary's painful need that made the infant Jesus
begin to speak from the cradle.
Whatever grew has grown for the sake of those in need,
so that a seeker might find the thing he sought.
If God most High has created the heavens,
He has created them for the purpose of satisfying needs.
Wherever a pain is, that's where the cure goes;
wherever poverty is, that's where provision goes.
Wherever a difficult question is,
that's where the answer goes;
wherever a ship is, water goes to it.
Don't seek the water; increase your thirst,
so water may gush forth from above and below.
Until the tender-throated babe is born,
how should the milk for it
flow from the mother's breast?
- Jalaluddin Rumi in Mathnawi

Allah blessings be upon Saidatina Maryam 
from whom He had brought forth the blessed Prophet Isa alaihisalam
Allah blessings be upon Siti Hajar
whose needs made He gushed forth Zamzam
O Allah, make us realize our needs for You,
so You will grant us more and more.
You are Al-Ghani and we are as ever, needy.

Rumi's Quote is from 'Jewels of  Remembrance'
Selected and translated by Camille and Kabir Helminksi

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