Friday, October 1, 2010

Save Your Feet

A merchant travelled all the way to China and back
And said that he never once saw any sign of Allah.

Yet my neighbor Amahl, who has never once visited our neighboring village,
Can talk your ear off describing God in the most intimate detail.

When I asked him about this, Amahl laughed and said,
“I do not know if Allah is in China. And really, I do not care.

All I know is that there are two of us sharing this house.”
Before Amahl’s wife died last year, there were three.

Najat says, save your feet, for the beloved is not a foreigner.
And do not strain your eyes looking for Allah.

Eyes are not the only organs that see.

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