buttondownmoda: Horace Andy – “Thank you lord”
Surah 113. Al-Falaq, Ayah 5
.wha miinN sharR Rii ha see deem ii-zaw haasadh
Wamin sharri hasidin itha hasada
Abdul Daryabadi : and from the mischief of the envier when he envies.
It is said the LORD has no partners.
Why perhaps because ALLAH is indivisible, not-two.
A partner, in this sense then, is something (or someone) distracting one’s attention from the divine and thereby making The One seem to be “two” or more.
(By “partnering” with G-D, one is giving attention or importance to anything or anyone other than The Unique Eternal Light of all the worlds, Allah: The oft-forgiving, most merciful.)
Thus while superstitious idolatry may be a common form of making partners with The One GOD, so too may worshiping holy saints be a form of partnering,
may a partnering with ALLAH be
feeling one is elevated among one’s brothers and sisters, be that due wealth or status or knowledge, or humility.
thisismyaesthetic: “…is it really fair to say that though? at least the person prays. Idk just my opinion.”
Qitmir: Perhaps this re-wording will help clarify the idea: “If you pray _only_ when you’re in trouble… maybe you’ve been in trouble for a while longer than you think."
(more: Because a muslim is enjoined to pray five times a day, an attentive muslim will interrupt even the constant prayer in order to say those obligatory five prayers. Hence if one prays ONLY when worried, then prayer heretofore surely has been neither consistent or obedient or heartfelt. Such waywardness is "asking for trouble” –and yes, perhaps that is a “divine nudge” back into the clear path, as may be inferred from your comment.) Does this help?
Cecilia Bartoli & Juan Diego Flórez as Amina & Elvino: Ah, non credea mirarti from La sonnambula by Bellini from the abum Sospiri, 2010
Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzosoprano; Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor
Orchestra La Scintilla – Adám Fischer, director
The track that ends our upcoming show on the sounds of silence and the last quiet places? An instrumental song from The Pines.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor