Weave not, like spiders..

There was a tragedy in my family recently. It has been a sobering week, reflective as well as chaotic.

Last night, I read this translation of Rumi and understod how important it was to have faith and trust the power of Love.

Weave not, like spiders, nets from grief’s saliva
In which the woof and warp are both decaying.
But give the grief to Him, Who granted it,
And do not talk about it anymore.
When you are silent, His speech is your speech.
When you don’t weave, the weaver will be He.

Translation by Annemarie Schimmel

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Raza Rumi is a freelance writer from Lahore, Pakistan. He regularly writes for the Pakistani weekly The Friday Times, The News and Daily DAWN on myriad topics such as history, arts, literatue and society. Raza blogs at Jahane Rumi - a website devoted to Sufi thought, the arts, literature, and cultures of South Asia. Raza also edits a cyber-magazine Pak Tea House; and compiles the Development Industry blog . Specialties: Raza is also regular writer at All Things Pakistan, Desicritics, and Global Voices. Raza has worked in Pakistan and abroad in various organizations including multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.

  • http://darvish.wordpress.com Irving

    May Allah, who is both pain and cure, ease your pain in this time of tragedy through faith and love. He is salve for the wounded heart and a respite from grief, as Rumi says beautifully. My duas are with you and your family.

    Ya Haqq!

  • Nadima

    I am really stuck with the beauty of this quote.

  • Gohar Sadaf


  • http://iditis.blogspot.com IMeMy

    Beautiful words to articulate sublime thought! Powerful lyrics, and i hope they give you the necessary fortitude and solace to see you through this difficult time.

  • http://sidhusaaheb.blogspot.com Sidhusaaheb

    May the Almighty grant you the strength to bear His will!