Nameless

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Featured, Personal Development, Poetry & Fiction, Spirituality | 1,935 comments

Nameless

Nameless
By: Yasmin Mogahed

There’s salvation in admitting defeat.
The peace of prostration.
Just stay still in that position,
With your head lowered.
Freeze.
Wait.
Stay humbled.
Wait.
Stay lowered. Until He raises you.

They’ve searched the world
for what can be found in the quietest corners of a room.
They search a million words for what can only be found in silence.
They create a million names for the nameless.
For what can only be found in wordless thought.
Nameless states.

Stop letting it own you.
Let it go.
Let it go for Him and He will honor you.
He will raise you.

I looked on every street corner,
Inside every store window,
In and through both heartache and beauty,
Inside the story within the story,
Behind the sheet music.

Names. We’re always looking for names.
We try to name all of it.
We think that if only we could name each chain,
they would all break.

Maybe I need to live between.
Between the words, the heart,
the space between earth and sky.
Maybe I could live there.
In the space between knowledge and understanding.
Between love and letting go.
In the place where it stops hurting to be so far away.
The place where you’re already there.
In the nameless.

He said, “She feels like a habit I’ll never break.”
Break.
Break, so you can break.
The strong fall so they can stand.
Fall.

There’s salvation in admitting defeat.
Adam (AS) admit defeat.
Yunus (AS) admit defeat.
Nuh (AS) admit defeat.
Ayoub (AS) admit defeat.
Muhammad (SAW) admit defeat.
How can you claim to be strong?

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28 Comments

  1. i really love the peace…..keep up the good work sister yasmin
    u’re truly an inspiration to youthful muslim girls of this century

  2. The strong fall so they can stand.
    Fall. <3

  3. MashAllah & JazakAllah kher is all what I can say sister.

  4. Let it go for Him and He will honor you.
    He will raise you.

    Powerful words. :-) J’zakallah for this beautiful reminder; admit defeat.

  5. {He said, “She feels like a habit I’ll never break.”
    Break.
    Break, so you can break.
    The strong fall so they can stand.
    Fall.}

    Subhanallah.. Jazakallah Khairan.
    May Allah give guidance to people through your writings. :)

  6. Beautiful

  7. Maybe I could live there.

    In the space between knowledge and understanding.

    Between love and letting go.

    In the place where it stops hurting to be so far away.

    The place where you’re already there.

    In the nameless.

    Awesome.. Yasmin… I adore your words…. More than beautiful, as usual

  8. beautiful. JazakAllah kher

  9. That was absolutely beautiful…i love the namelessness of this piece. Its great

  10. Strong words. They feel true and warm in my chest. Stil, as a Muslim male, I don’t know God as “he”. I think of God as God.

    • “He” is only a pronoun. Not male. It’s just a translation of “howa”–the Arabic pronoun God uses to refer to Himself in the Quran.

      • Thank you, and understood. Words convey meaning to the reader within the limitations of language.

  11. Salaamalykum,

    Sister Yasmin, I really need to talk to you. I have emailed you a couple of times. I am in a bad situation and I don’t know how to get out, I feel as though I keep drowning in it and i have no one to talk to about this. I really need to speak with you.

  12. You do live there! In the space between knowledge and understanding! You are just surrounded by His knowledge, and live in His command!

    In between “Be”, and “It is”.

    {It is Allah Who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof . His Command descends between them (heavens and earth), that you may know that Allah has power over all things, and that Allah surrounds all things in (His) Knowledge.} 65:12

  13. “Maybe I could live there.

    In the space between knowledge and understanding.

    Between love and letting go.

    In the place where it stops hurting to be so far away.

    The place where you’re already there.

    In the nameless” beautiful words :)

  14. They’ve searched the world
    for what can be found in the quietest corners of a room.

  15. Why do your words sister , remind me of Mowlana Rumi Rehmatullahitaalaalai . :-) . Allah has given you such talent and a gift. Please do not let it go.

    • Best (undeserved) compliment ever! :)

  16. Im sorry to interrupt again. But I feel you are a waliya , saintly woman of these times. I mean it sister.

    • Better that you keep it humble. She is a very inspirational woman, Masha’Allah.

  17. Yasmin Mogahed writings are the best; I have been trying to grasp something that will give the support I need from falling in a vacuum. She touches the heart, provide comfort, and subdue our internal conflicts.

    May Allah (swt) bless her and her family.

  18. Beautiful. Subhanallah

  19. They search a million words for what can only be found in silence.

  20. Pretty deep, masha’Allah

  21. A few are such people who have such a dignified quality and quantity of talent. Plus, on top of that; rare are such people who use it in this line of action.
    May Allah give you more and more courage and passion to work for this sacred cause, aameen!

    • SubhannAllah. These words and duaa really mean a lot. Ameen and Baraka Allahu feekum.

      Yasmin

  22. ma’am is there any way i through which i can talk to you. i won’t take much time. i just need to talk to someone with good Islamic knowledge and a heart that feels and can understand.

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