If there is something we utmost need to craft a brighter shared future, that would be definitely not giant statues, giant posters of obsolete “leaders”, empty slogans on giant billboards, giant commemorations of fabricated heroes or giant egos… what we need is the Art of Loving each other and our Nation !
That Art of Love consists in freeing ourselves from the stigma of our ancestors’ wrongdoings and letting our souls embrace: Sanctity of life, Justice, Brotherhood, Solidarity, Equality, Freedom, Empathy, and Peace !
Read Ibn Arabi’s inspiring words:
لقد كنت قبل اليوم انكر صاحبي اذا لم يكن دينه الى ديني داني”
وقد صار قلبي قابلا كل صورة : فمرعى لغزلان وبيت لاوثان
ودير لرهبان وكعبة طائف والواح توراة ومصحف قران
“ادين بدين الحب انى توجهت ركائبه فالحب ديني وايماني
“Before today, I used to criticize my companion
if my religion was not the one which he followed.
But my heart changed to accept every image:
pastures for gazelles and convents for the monks.
A house of idols and the Ka’ba for the circling pilgrim,
the tablets of the Torah and the mushaf of the Qur’aan.
I follow the religion of love wherever its caravans turn along the way,
Love is my religion and faith.”
Listen to this meaningful and inspiring music:
They succeed in labeling us, so that we keep fighting each other, or at least to maintain the fear of each other that inhibits our reasoning… As a result we never focused on what the real issues are and our country ended being a place of evil, misery end archaism!
There is no Muslim vs. Christian
There is no Sunni vs. Chia
There no Believer vs. Atheists
There is no Capitalist vs. Socialist
There is no Local vs. Immigrant
There is no Men vs Women
There is no Gay vs. Straight
There is no Rich vs. Poor
There is no 14 vs. 8
There is only Us against the Establishment (all of it) !
- The above is an adaptation from lines of poetry from Ibn Arabi’s work Tarjuman al-Ashwaq (“The Translator of Yearnings”)
- Movie 1: “All The We Share”, Danish TV Tolerance Ad
- Movie 2: M (Matthieu Chedid), Ibrahim Maalouf, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Fatoumata Diawara – Solidarité (ft. Santigold, Hiba Tawaji…)