Rocks

// November 8th, 2008 // Blog

Sometimes, it feels like there sits a rock where your heart should be…

But God says:

Even after that, your hearts became as hard as rocks, or even harder;

For there are rocks from which streams spring out,

And some from which water comes when they split open,

And others which fall down in awe of God:

He is not unaware of what you do.

Holy Qur'an 2:74

Perhaps emotional anguish creates the cracks within a stony heart,

from which purifying rivers burst forth?

Perhaps it is the only way for rocks,

caged within steel ribs,

to be humbled;

that they may fall down,

prostrate,

in awe of their Lord.

If so…

Allahu akbar for a broken heart.

12 Responses to “Rocks”

  1. … my god! do i detect a loose strand of mysticism there ….. surely not :-)

  2. Organica says:

    Beautiful reflection.

    And so true :-).

    LYFTSOA

  3. misspecs says:

    “Perhaps emotional anguish creates the cracks within a stony heart,

    from which purifying rivers burst forth?”

    I absolutely loved this part because I can identify with this so well.

    You’ve put the whole ‘broken heart’ syndrome in a totally new light… MashaAllah!

  4. Marahm says:

    This is so beautiful, mashaAllah! I hope you find more places to publish it; we of the broken hearts need to hear it.

  5. imtheonlyme says:

    Beautiful! :-)

  6. Shahrzad says:

    Beautiful.. Alahu Akbar for broken hearts..

  7. AnonyMouse says:

    *Hugs*
    The pain of a broken heart sucks, but indeed it’s something which can bring you closer to Allah… may Allah make us amongst those whose affairs are truly amazing, in both good and bad!

  8. iMuslim says:

    Aww, thanks for the hugs Mousey… ameen! {smiles}

    Mohammed, I am not sure what you mean!

  9. Cookies says:

    I just memorized this ayah yesterday, but subhanallah, I never thought of it that way! Now it’s gonna be easier to remember this ayah :P

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