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The Blessing of Depression

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there's some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
by Robert Frost

How many times have you been so beaten that you have danced on the edges of eternity?  How many times have you looked into the depths of despair and thought of nothing but oblivion?  How many times did you think death was sweet?  Only to remember that the warm glow is the Fire and the cool blanket is the façade of the howling winds of Pandemonium.  A shaykh once mentioned that this is a Gift.  It keeps the Sel…

Divine Echoes

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

We are here for a short time only, And we walk a Path so lonely. A man and his wife is Allah's sign. Their love an echo of His Design.
Such love so deep, comes once in your life, Once found, only she could ever be your wife. Like Andromache and Helikaon. Once she was lost, he could not go on.
Every Lover has only one heart to live, Echo of the Divine Love, one to give. And when that is lost, beyond all hope, God truly knows the Man cannot cope.
That is truly our anchor in this world. When that is lost, it will all unfurl. What is left is the Eternal Sleep, The only cure for pain so deep.
Is the pain of the heart, the sin of the soul? The tears are so hot, the heart is so cold. The nights so long and lonely. Without the Divine Echo's only.
And may Allah (s.w.t.) not Turn the Divine Face from me on the Day the Trumpets have sounded.  May He Remember me kindly for what I did try.  And may He have Mercy on me for when I ultimately failed.  And may He Remember that…