“He (Imam Hussain) sees those who come to his shrine and he knows them by their names, their father’s names and their ranks in the eyes of Allah, the Glorious, better than you know your own children.”
-Imam Sadiq (a)-
to think – of our names, on your tongue…when the sins that weigh on our backs, the shadows that whisper in our hearts, make us unworthy of even speaking yours. of ever claiming you as ours.
but to think, when we whisper, “my mawla Hussain, i am here,” standing next to your body… to think, that you respond? knowing every curve of every letter of our names?
the heart stops.
it still baffles my mind that to this lost traveler, so far gone from the path, wandering in a thickening fog, you still extended your hand. you still invited to stand by your side.
how can i ever thank you for saving me? how can i ever thank my Lord for attaching my heart to you – allowing me to attach myself to Him through you?
Mawla, i am so unworthy of loving you…
but you, are so worthy of being loved.
allow me to be consumed by the love of your truest servants,
utterly and completely.
so that nothing remains of me myself and i,
and all that remains is You, Your pleasure, and Your beloveds.
make no speech of mine speech, nor action of mine action,
unless it is climbing, from every mountain top to sing,
‘i am in love with the one You loved and the one who loved You –
i am in love with the one named Hussain…’