وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
It could be that you dislike something, when it is good for you; and it could be that you like something when it is bad for you. Allah knows, and you do not know.
Surah Baqarah 216
Today, we have become logicians living in this word. Logic, alone, has become the order of the day. We calculate, debate, rate and anticipate according to our ever changing whims, desires, mental constructs and fleeting perceptions.
Unfortunately, however, as far as a person can count towards infinity is as far and far reaching his logic will take him. From that point onwards, faith, trust, conviction and love will be the impetus that takes him to the remaining distance to the Infinite.
Thus, there are times in life, the lover finds himself in a bind. Love pulls him in one direction despite the objections of the mind, despite the logic contrary to his decisions and despite the steep precipices of the potential consequences he may face in his pursuit for his Love…
….due to his imaan, tawakkul, yaqeen and muhabba in the promises of the Beloved.
Faith: Love vs. Logic
My heart dreams,
It invites ideas of all themes,
My mind implements,
It eliminates all the tangents,
Yet, My heart depicts
what my mind ponders,
My mind ticks
to my heart’s wonders,
My heart flies
on the winding path of laughs and cries,
My mind sails
on the binding rail of gains and fails,
Yet, My heart feels
what my mind sees,
My mind deals
my heart’s keys,
My heart seeks,
It longs for the rainbow streaks,
My mind selects,
It picks only the black and white effects,
Yet, My heart fills
what my mind sketches,
my mind instills
my heart’s etches,
But now, my heart and mind
are in quite a bind.
The ways of before
just don’t work anymore.
To what my heart directs,
my mind burns,
To what my mind objects,
my heart yearns,
The path has come to a split,
either Love or Logic will only fit,
my heart and mind both test their might
to see which shall prevail into the light…