Ramblings I head from a Marabout
- Ramblings I head from a Dervish
Be in this world as if you are a traveler a passer-by with your
clothes and shoes full of dust. Sometimes you sit under the shade of
a tree sometimes you walk-in the desert. Be always a passer-by for
this is not your home.
Nabi [peace and blessings be upon him]
We made pathways in our lives and follow them blindly till death.
Pride lifts our heads blinding us to all but the stones we stumble
upon till fate brings us down with a single blow.
The rose has gone from the garden what shall we do with the thorns,
The king is not in the city what shall we do with his court,
The fair are the cage
Beauty and goodness the bird
When the bird has flown what shall we do with the cage.
"Know that the realty is that which man dose not make a habit, and
the Shari'a is that which man makes a habit. Because of this
meaning, you find change always melts the Gnostics of Allah, may
Allah be pleased with them, because they find the element of
increase in it. It is also understood from that, that their desire
is that in constant travel so their compulsion continues. It is said
that the Gnostics of Allah is always compelled and is not settled
with other then Allah."
The Meaning of Man
Written more then 200 years ago by
Sheikh Sidi al-Jamal of Fez