Monday, June 13, 2016

Of Beauty

8 Ramadhan 1437

When we were in Spain I picked a couple of Islamic-themed CDs, both well produced and packaged with lots of relevant background information. This evening I played one, entitled Ritual Sufi-Andalus. It's a recording of a group from one of the Islamic brotherhoods as they perform a ceremony based around the poems of Al-Shushtari, a thirteenth century Andalusian troubadour. Amazing stuff: passionately beautiful.

Sometimes you need to shut out the world as it is, and enter the world as it can be.

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