I am a great admirer of Islam and I have written about it on my blog. In particular I admire the poetry of the Sufi Mystic Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. I think it would be very disturbing to the Prophet to see the present state of relations between the three major Abrahamic religions.
It was never the Prophet’s intention that these “religions of the book” would war against one another. The Prophet greatly admired both Judaism and Christianity. He admired the way these traditions bound disparate peoples together under one banner.
Modern Islam, like modern Christianity has its fundamentalists and extremists. However, most of the faithful have stayed true to the Prophets original vision. I believe the day is coming when there will be a new understanding between Islam and the West. I look forward to that day.
O you who believe! Give of the good things which you have (honorably) earned. And of the fruits of the earth which We have produced for you, and do not even aim at getting anything which is bad, in order that out of it you may give away something, when you yourselves would not receive it except with closed eyes.— The Qur’an, Al-Baqarah, 2: 267☸ Sam ☸
My favourite thing is when people post oatmeal and they’re like, “kept it super simple today” and it’s like vanilla bean matcha chai toffee coffee oats with cocoa nibs, caramelized star fruit and bewitched pecan butter with barbecued bananas captured in the trees of Narnia.
places i wish i was
- on a spring picnic in a quaint english village
- eating macaroons in a parisian boulangerie
- sipping a pumpkin latte in a warm coffee shop on a rainy october day
- picking blackberries on an august morning
- at a summer evening garden party, wearing a white dress and drinking champagne
- exploring a very old cemetery
- in a rowboat, watching the sun rise on a misty morning
- watching the ocean waves from a high stony ledge