A poem by Shaykh Taner Ansari

POEM BY SHAYKH TANER ANSARI (APRIL 2010-LONDON)

What is you and what is me?

Your nafs is you. You, is what you want to be.

When you are what ‘I’ wants you to be,

Then it is not you.

In the fight against your nafs, you forget the essence of things.

The essence of things is to enjoy Allah and to focus on Allah.

Love is the thing.

When you are in the fight, you need to make a habit of remembering Allah.

In the fight against your nafs, you need to remember Allah too.

You can bypass all these with the love you have in your heart

Your quest is to surrender your brain to your heart.

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