Digging wells to find the water of life: American Islam and Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

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There is the temptation to keep running "there", to Muslim majority contexts, to tap into the “wells” there to gain spiritual wisdom. It is also important for us to dig deep, dig deeper right here in America, till we hit the water of life here.

  • Khadija

    Thank you so much for sharing that wisdom with us. We may not find the water of life springing as we would expect it to sometimes, for it may come out drop by drop. Let us grow in our appreciation of the many forms in which it appears. And may we be patient and dedicated enough to dig deep, within ourselves, to remove all the obstacles that we build out of ignorance. The source is here, always.
    Norooz mubarak. God bless you.

  • Muhammad Lowe

    Beautifully said, Brother. That is the Truth. I believe we met before Jummah in the upstairs kitchen.

    Muhammad Abdullah
    Mazaar/Cemetery Caretaker

  • salam dear Muhammad Abdullah, yes friend, I did have the pleasure of meeting you in the kitchen. Please remember us at the mazar, and meechum ambu.

  • Delighted with your account, delighted also to have some word of your whereabouts. I last heard from you when you were teaching at Colgate and I had just published My Years with the Qutb. Please check the web site, would be happy to send you a copy of anything you find interesting. Salams and anbu, Nur.

  • Dr.G

    Thank you, Omid.
    The story has been made much more eloquent and touching in the retelling.

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