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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Al Ghazali a chapter on Patience and gratitude by Dr. Timothy Winters

Patience and gratitude, a chapter from Al Ghazali by professor Timothy Winters(Abdullah Hakim Murad) of Cambridge University on Al Ghazali