Love

Pouring Love: A Reflection on the Meaning of Life

~by Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski

Day by day
we venture
closer;
we turn
the handle
of the door
and enter.
Room upon room
opens
in the vastness
of Your Palace
reaching the heavens
and pouring
water to the earth
through fountains
hovering
mid-air.
Hu¹ would have thought
we could exist,
without
technology,
but only, by heart,
remembering
why we were born!
You treasure
us;
we have been
known,
by Your Love.²
Nothing less
dances
through these eyes,
Ya Nur,
Ya Rahim,
Ya Quddus
‘alameen,
Ya Hayy,
Ya Qayyum,
Ya Wadud!³


  1. Hu  is the pronoun indicating the Divine Presence.
  2. “I was a Hidden Treasure and I so loved to be known that I created the two worlds, seen and Unseen, in order that My Treasure of Generosity and Loving Kindness might be known.” (Hadith Qudsi, a saying of God conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, in addition to the Holy Quran)
  3. O You Who Are Light, O Infinitely Merciful One, O Most Holy and Pure of all Worlds, O Ever-living One, O Eternal Self-Subsisting Source of All Being, O Love!

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Camille and red tree~Shaikha Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski has been a student of the Quran and the traditions of the Prophets for more than 40 years. Her latest book, Ninety-Nine Names of the Beloved, is a collection of poetic reflections on the Divine Names intrinsic to Islam and the Quranic revelation, to support the increased opening of our awareness to all the Generosity and Loving-kindness of the Divine Bestowal. Camille has also produced some of the first modern English translations of Jalaluddin Rumi, rendered a significant portion of the Qur’an into English in The Light of Dawn, Daily Readings from the Holy Qur’an, and compiled the wisdom of female Muslim saints in the now classic guide, Women of Sufism. Camille and her husband, Kabir, teach internationally through the Threshold Society which they founded in 1988, encouraging all to awaken to the Divine Presence in every moment of our lives.
www.sufism.org

Excellence Reporter 2018 Copyright © Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski

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Categories: Love, Peace, Poetry, Sufism

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