But no one sought out my secrets from inside
My deepest secret’s in this song I wail
But eyes and ears can’t penetrate the veil.”
ظن كلٌ أنني نعم السمير
ليس يدري أي سر في الضمير
إن سري في أنيني قد ظهر
غير أن الأذن كلّت والبصر
It’s the plague of our modern world: Loneliness. And, here it is intensified by this new post-pandemic world. How can you feel lonely when you are surrounded by so many friends? Virtual friends…
We’re lonely despite the illusion of connection… and now the virtual connection seems to be gradually eating away at what was left of our feeling of belonging.
No one can see the deep heart-longing. Yes… we all have secrets, but this secret is different… it is hidden even from us… Well buried in the deepest darkness of the soul… Am I sincere?
God please grant me sincerity… I know I’m full of flows and drenched in mistakes and pitfalls, yet, I’m seeking your mercy, your love and your presence… Grant me sincerity in my quest… Quest for my life meaning and calling… Quest for the path that leads me to You.
My senses -outer and inner senses- can never penetrate Your Veil… There will always be the unknown … And, I believe in the Unknown, the unseen… We don’t know what we don’t know… at a point, all our human capacity becomes incompetent… It’s only the heart that can take us further along the path… It is only the intellect العقل that can lead us to You, my Lord. Ya Allah! Grant me a whole pure heart that can reach you, grant me the knowledge to be your true slave, my Lord!