Ramadan: Naked and Vulnerable

No food during my first Ramadan left me feeling emotionally naked, the same way an alcoholic feels when in withdrawal.

arif

08/28/2010 12:49:13 PM

ALHAMD U LILLAH....... Some times I do feel that these lucky brothers and sisters like Kabir Helminski are far superior than myself, as being a borne Muslim I have not striven to acquire this truly divine religion like them........ However, whenever I read such words my faith gets polished. May Allah be you Kabir and all the Muslims of this world, Ameen!

arif

08/28/2010 12:49:03 PM

ALHAMD U LILLAH....... Some times I do feel that these lucky brothers and sisters like Kabir Helminski are far superior than myself, as being a borne Muslim I have not striven to acquire this truly divine religion like them........ However, whenever I read such words my faith gets polished. May Allah be you Kabir and all the Muslims of this world, Ameen!

mohammed.mussulman

10/26/2004 09:06:02 AM

i am curious why has he [the writer] distanced himself from his people's community and culture? Dear Sister in Humanity, Abraham (pbuh) asked his people, "Why do worship idols?" They replied, "Because we found our fathers worshipping them." In other places in the Qur'an, the unbelievers are mildly compared with cattle: the herd mentality. I don't see that the writer has in anyway distanced himself from his community. Perhaps he simply chose to use the brain God gave him and turned to a path he believes is true. Peace and guidence.

gori01

10/28/2003 12:51:56 PM

Masha'Allah Br. Kabir Helminski... ... Islam surpasses all ethnic communities.. Muslims of all ethnicities and cultures are a community. :) Alhumdulillah.

aishanoor

11/06/2002 08:37:31 AM

Would Monika have suggested that Kabir Helminski is distancing himself from his community and culture if he had written an article about Buddhism or Bahaism? Or, for that matter, American Evangelical Christianity?

elias303

03/16/2002 05:06:09 PM

Kabir Helminski is a mevlevi sufi Shaikh (the tariqa oringinated by Rumi). I think all muslims should read his 'The knowing Heart' it really is a breakthrough of blending Islam with modern spiritual psychology (no seperation actually exists) and a enlightening look at our human situation. No one can throw stones at it.

debkeh

11/27/2000 07:36:45 PM

Islam has been in Poland for over 600 years as a recognized religion. The author's surname does not reflect a religious orientation, and should not be used to assume one. Which Polish community and culture is he distanced from? Which one will he be approach- ing? The one that meets his needs.

bjv

11/27/2000 07:23:47 PM

I don't think that simply changing one's religion distances a person from the ones he or she loves.

Monika

11/27/2000 06:53:47 PM

the writer's surname suggests a polish or jewish descent. i am curious why has he distanced himself from his people's community and culture?

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