Category Archives: Kaaba

Saintly Places

We need to stand in saintly places the way our body needs food to not topple over We need to go there and find nearness there even just a rude rock-strewn place where something saintly took place or is taking … Continue reading

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Four Corners of the Universe

    The four corners of the universe can be seen as a little room deep inside the universe with planetary motions out each window as we sit in the center of the room fasting or eating A giant phoenix … Continue reading

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Miracle of Sound at the Ka’ba

What sounds are heard around God’s House? First, utter silence, silence within silence. Then its echo, more silent still. A silence that sits deep under the Throne of God – all other silence surrounds it and slowly turns. Every other … Continue reading

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Hand of Light

A crater opens in the dayand swallows us whole Though we may want towander at the base of it asking for waterwe do not Instead we lean back against its diamondsand act nonchalant Inside us huge circular processionsflow around God’s … Continue reading

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Poem: Hand of Light

A crater opens in the day and swallows us whole Though we may want to wander at the base of it asking for water we do not Instead we lean back against its diamonds and act nonchalant Inside us huge … Continue reading

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