Author Archives: Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari

7.Either be as you are seen or be seen as you are

Why is a good question to ask. Should we not present our best face to the world?   What is Rumi is saying about it to us? This is a comment than can be contemplated on many different levels. First could … Continue reading

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6. In tolerance be like the Sea

When one goes to the beach and stands on the edge of the sea, it is easy to see the vastness of the sea and appreciate the power of the sea. However Rumi is offering us advice from the sea … Continue reading

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5. In modesty and humility be like the Earth

5. In modesty and humility be like the Earth: What is modesty and humility? Modesty can be many things from not having vanity, not being proud to simplicity.  Humility also could be said to not puff up about one’s own … Continue reading

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4. In anger be like the dead

4. In anger be like the dead: Peace be upon you, here is another great advice from Rumi, “in anger be like the dead”. Why is the first question that comes to my mind, and there are couple of answers, … Continue reading

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3. In incompleteness of others be like the Night

Peace be upon you. We all need that these days, and the word Salam means peace. Muslims are supposed to greet each other with this wonderful  phrase “peace be upon you.” Yet when we greet each other, are we really … Continue reading

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2. In Compassion and Mercy be like the Sun

Salams, peace be upon you all, here is the second advice and how it resonates with me. Observing nature is another way a Sufi learns about Allah and meaning of creation. 2. In compassion and mercy be like the Sun: … Continue reading

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Commentary on Seven Advices from Rumi by Shaykha Muzeyyen

Rumi says, “be like the rivers”. Continue reading

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