Facing my desire for loves other than Allah…….

Siraat-e-Mustaqeem

The Nile in Egypt

My reflection on studying tafseer of section of Surah Taha with Shaykh Magraoui at the retreat in the Ozarks:

Surah Taha 20:38-39

إِذْ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ أُمِّكَ مَا يُوحَىٰ ﴿٣٨

 أَنِ اقْذِفِيهِ فِي التَّابُوتِ فَاقْذِفِيهِ فِي الْيَمِّ فَلْيُلْقِهِ الْيَمُّ بِالسَّاحِلِ يَأْخُذْهُ عَدُوٌّ لِّي وَعَدُوٌّ لَّهُ ۚ وَأَلْقَيْتُ عَلَيْكَ مَحَبَّةً مِّنِّي وَلِتُصْنَعَ عَلَىٰ عَيْنِي ﴿٣٩

“Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message:

“‘Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him’: But I cast (the garment of) love over thee from Me: and (this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye.

It is Surah Taha today, read so many times yet never like this…….

How many ways and how many things within and…

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