najaf al ashraf

My heart trembles holding this tasbih with the thought that it has simply traveled through halls and lands of those who are living proofs of Your Greatness: from Najaf al-Ashraf, to Kufa, Karbala, Kadhimain, Samarra, Mashhad, and Qom (visiting the resting places of Ali ibn Abi Talib, Amir Mukhtar, Hani ibn Urwah, Husayn ibn Ali, Abbas ibn Ali, Habib ibn Muzahir, Ganj-e-Shuhada, Hazrat Hurr, Musa al-Kadhim, Muhammad al-Jawad, Ali al-Ridha, jaddati Ali al-Hadi, Hasan al-Askari, Lady Narjis, Lady Hakeema, Lady Fatima Masooma, Tilla-e-Zaynabiyya, and the place where the present, living Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi was last said to be seen). This tasbih has traveled, has seen, has witnessed Your greatness, and has gathered the aroma of your Love…

the aroma of Your Love lingers in my dreams…

dreams - wandering in the boundless fields of Your Love, wrapped in the warmth of Your caress - renewed by Your gentle embrace - an ocean of emptiness, me reaching, You receiving - silent corridors with only echoes of my footsteps and a voice that whispers “come to me, I will find you…”

[make us among the ones who see nothing but your Love, those who will be near You and near those whom with each inhale and exhale emanate Truth, and beauty which numbs all senses and leaves souls in awe of You and only You…]