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A Spiritual Journey...

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Rumaysa Says..

I thought it was about time I posted something in my own little space on the world wide web. I usually hesitate before writing. I guess its just difficult to transfer your thoughts to words and then share it with the world.

Why did I create Rumaysa's Blogspot?

I believe everyone is on a journey, and along the way they might stop and reflect upon the various things they see or the people they meet. These reflections may influence the journey's destination, direction or pace. My blogspot, will hopefully be an account of these reflections. An account of the people and things that inspire me, in hope that they might be a source of inspiration to others. A reading, a quote, a nice poem or song. . .anything beautiful.

The ambition of the spiritual traveller never wants to stop with what it has been shown save that the voices of reality call to him, "what you seek is ahead of you."
[Ibn 'Ata'illah]

While you are alive, your worldy self is like a collector of benefits from Allah's bounties, which come to you from myriads of hands.
[Ibn 'Arabi]

10 Comments:

Blogger cahincaha said...

Salam aleikum

I really enjoy reading your blog. I too am on a journey, the greatest journey of my life. Each of us has his own story, his own way... the first person I talked sufism with told me "life gets us where it has to through complicated ways,... the goal matters less than the way, and the seeking".
It really rung a bell in my head, and here I am.
My own blog is not as generous as yours : you try to share beautiful texts or poems whereas I simply comment on my daily ups and downs on my way to God. I'm happy that you begin to talk about your journey in more "personal" a tone.
Keep on with your inspiration. It's like dropping seeds in the ground ; one day they will turn into flowers.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Rumaysa said...

Waalaikum Assalam,

Im glad you like reading my Blog and thankyou for your words of encouragement.

I must say, it is far more generous of you to share your personal thoughts and feelings with the world (or the french-reading world :))!
I think its great that you have the courage to write about the personal ups and downs of your journey for others to read and benefit somehow.
I need to learn some french so I can read your entries. Or I might just ask my uncle's wife (who is french) to read it and translate for me.

Eid Mubarak! May Allah bless you.

2:19 AM  
Blogger cahincaha said...

Eid mubarak too

I'm really a beginner in Islam, and I just hope my blog isn't too "ego-trip". The muqqadem in my tariqa encourages me though, so I will go on Insha Allah. The fun thing is to read stuff I wrote 3 months ago.

I hope you will find it interesting if you can have it translated, but there's a lot of stuff (I talk, talk, talk) so I hope you will find it worth it.

I'm currently reading the Prophet's biography by Matin Lings... wow.

May God bless you too

7:55 PM  
Blogger Rumaysa said...

I'm sure your entries are beneficial. If not for anybody, then at least for yourself.

Ive heard that book by Lings is very good. Although I haven't read it yet.

A really good biography of the prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him)that I started and never finished is As-Shifa by Qadi Iyad. Excellent! Unlike any biography.

I have a problem of startin a book reading a few chapters, then starting something new, and so on. At the moment, I am in the middle of 3 books. I will finish them some day soon...i hope.

May I ask you, where you are located? and how did u find my blogspot?

1:28 AM  
Blogger cahincaha said...

salam alaykum

Usually with "normal" books I read one after another but since I began reading spiritual books it has changed a lot. Currently I have 4 or 5 books unfinished, I pick one following my inspiration.

I'm located in Paris, France. Funny thing though : I met last wednesday at the wazeefa a brother who lives in Paris but comes from Australia.

I found your blog through technorati.com I guess, probably with a keyword like sufism or tassawuf, I don't remember exactly. There aren't that many blogs that speak about muslim spirituality actually...

3:28 AM  
Blogger Rumaysa said...

Waalaikum Assalam,

I guess it doesnt really matter if you dont finish it straight away. So long as you can learn something and be inspired.

Im currently reading the basic research by ibn Ajiba. Its a very deep book. Many times, alot of it goes over my head. But i still like to read it and grasp of it whatever meaning I can. I guess my dream would be to study this and other great books under the feet of a scholar.

Over here, in Australia, theres a drought. Not just a drought of rainfall, but a drought in proper traditional scholars. Many people have travelled overseas to seek knowledge that is missing "down under".

Inshallah, I will have that opportunity some day.

Peace

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalaam-o-Alaikum Sister,

I really like the story of Rumaysa bint Milhan, I was wondering if you know the meaning of this name? I want to name my daughter after her!

Wasalaam
Sister Nida.

1:08 AM  
Blogger Asiya said...

Assalamu Alaikoum sister
I too am in Australia and yes we do suffer from a lack of traditional scholars. I would very much like to find a teacher but I am not convinced that we must follow a single madhab(despite reading sheik nuh's essay on this topic) and so I don't know where to start.i also find there are few muslims to even talk about these things with here, because of the fear people seem to have of anything to do with sufism...

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog.It made me think about life in a whole new way.Now when I look at meself in the marror i see a beautiful and strong woman in me.talking about your journeys in a more personal tone made me see you in a whole new way.Continue to inpiring people with your stories,your very good at what uyou do.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam aleikum,

I really liked the story of Rumaysa.I wanted to know if there are any more stories about her out their that tell the true facts.


may god bless people like you in this world.

12:09 PM  

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