Weave not, like spiders..

27 September 2007

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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5 Comments to “Weave not, like spiders..”

  1. 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!

  2. I am really stuck with the beauty of this quote.

  3. Beautiful!!

  4. 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.

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

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