Sunday, April 26, 2009
Can Love be Concealed?
Al Bousseeri said in his poetry:
"Does the lover think that his love can be concealed?
While his eyes are shedding tears and his heart is glowing,
Had it not been for love, you would not have shed tears at the ruins (of your beloved), nor would you become restless at the remembrance of the cypress (tree) at the high mountain,How do you deny love after the testimony, Borne against you by (such) reliable witnesses as your tears and your illness".
Love is the rank for which people compete; they long to learn about what it entails and they yearn to attain it; it is the provision for the hearts; the food of the souls; the joy of people's lives; the illumination of their minds; the foremost objective in life and the essence of existence.
Love of Allaah is life itself, and to be deprived of it entails a terrible death; it is the light without which one would sail in a sea of darkness; it is the cure without which one's heart will be overwhelmed by a multitude of diseases; it is the joy without which one will remain in permanent grief; it is the essence of faith and deeds, without which they become like a soulless body.
Thus I would say that the role of love in once life is same as that of the role of vitamins in one's wellbeing/health and love is like water,you can't live without it.(Hamid)