Masnavi of Rumi. What is to be done….

What is to be done , O Muslims? For I do not recognize myself.

I am neither Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Gabr*, nor a Muslim

I am not the East, nor West, nor land, nor the sea.

I am not of Nature’s mint, nor of circling heavens.

I am not of India, nor of China, nor of Bulgaria, nor of Spain.

I am not of the Kingdom of Iraqain, nor of the country of  Khorasan

My place is in the Placeless, my trace is in the Trace-less.

‘Tis neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved.

I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one.

One I ask, One I know, One I see, One I call.

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Spirituality in Islamic art by Dr. S.H. Nasr

Sprituality of Islamic Art by Sayyed Hossain Nasr professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University. He hols an undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics from MIT. A masters from Hayward in earth sciences (geology and geophysics) and also from Harvard a PhD in history of science and philosophy in1958.

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Preservation of naturean Islamic view by professor S H Nasr

Preservation of nature, a link to an address by Sayyed Hosain Nasr professor of Islamic studies at George Washing University. . He hols an undergraduate degree in Physics and Mathematics from MIT.  A masters from Hayward in earth sciences (geology and geophysics) and also from Harvard a PhD in history of science and philosophy in1958.