LOVE:Preparing the Chamber of the Heart for the Beloved

was presented by Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid on the 4th Sunday, March 27th, 2011 in the 5 Sundays Series (2010-2011) at the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville, VA.

“The journey of the soul is a journey toward love, of love, and by love. From the moment we are born, we are on a return journey, a journey to our Source, our Lord, Allah.  This journey, like the stories of the lover who travels the world looking for his Beloved, only to return home and find her waiting for him, is a journey to the perfection or freedom of and from our own self (insaan-i-kamal).  It is a journey to a station (maqaam) where the lover can love the Beloved here, and know that that love itself is a path (tareeqah) toward the love that is, qadim, unconditional Eternal/ Divine.”  ~Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid

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