100 Years Ago… – The beauties of Islam: A poetic description


The Moslem Sunrise, October 1921

I stood upon the threshold of despair.

Hope had taken flight I knew not where; 

When lo! a door was opened wide to me. 

I entered – and Islam made me see 

The truth behind the clouded veil. 

And now upon her waves I sail, 

Guided by the Prophet’s sacred hand 

Under Heaven’s canopy to that Holy Land. 

The word Islam means – The pure unadulterated divine intelligent existence. This intelligence is embedded within the heart of each and all. It is the true spark of life which naught can extinguish. Islam conveys a message to us through the Holy Prophets. If we will open our hearts to their words of wisdom as they drop from on high, they are filled with beauty which will awaken the smoldering spark wherein lies the destiny of mankind. If you will attach yourself to the chain of illumined souls, you will find the beauties of Islam, you will soar beyond the struggles and pains; true life will reveal itself to you wherein you shall see beauty in action in its most refined form – the beauty in wisdom as it guides you on through life’s journey. The beauty in faith which ever holds you aloof from the destroying elements. 

O Faith thou art my friend

My cause thou doeth defend.

Islam will bring – Peace, Bliss, and Wisdom to those who seek it in truth.

One writer says:

“Thou canst measure out thousands of measures of wine. 

But till thou drink it no joy is thine.”

Rahatullah (Mrs Garber), New York City. August, 1921.

(Transcribed by Al Hakam from the original in The Moslem Sunrise, October 1921)

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