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Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 4

uman beings have been mesmerized by the beauty and mystery of the universe since the beginning of our time – the majestic star that rises from the horizons of the East, and returns home in the horizons of the West; the mesmerizing moon, reminding us of the beauty of the everlasting beloved, saturating our poetic expressions; the night sky with the dazzling stars; and the stars that have been guiding us to our destinations in the dark of the night. We have been mesmerized by the beauty and mystery of the universe since the beginning of our time. Throughout our history, we have worshiped the sun and the moon. We sat our gods on the throne of the heavens, high above, and placed our hope with them. We sought protection, friendship, and strength from and within the mysterious power of the universe that has helped us to dream of a better life, of a rightful and just society, of peace and hopes. Our spiritual metaphors have taken us to distant times, to promised futures and to the world of moral possibilities. We take our chances, and tolerate misfortune, assuring ourselves that the justice of the universe may prevail. We become confident that our wishes will come true and our prayers will be answered, and we declare unity. Our worship, our trust, our dialogue and our declaration of our unity all are essential to our survival. It is through all these that we can claim our own space in time and our own significance in the design of Being; that we can claim that the world of the seen and the unseen are intermingled, the finite and infinite are united, and the communication and dialogue between us

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