Dread رهبة

“... For gazing towards Pre-eternity makes the heart unsettled and utterly overwhelms a man.”
— Ansari in Sâd Maydân


Acrylic, metal leaf on Fabriano Murillo paper 340gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date7 Novembre 2011
PrintsRedbubble
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Dread (رهبة) is one of 5 maqamât that correspond to different qualities of (sacred) fear, a range of emotions integral to any path that seriously deals with an Unknown that is tremendously beyond human comprehension. To quote Rumi: “A self-sacrificing way, but also a warrior’s way, and not for brittle, easily-broken, glass-bottle people. The soul is tested here by sheer terror, as a sieve sifts and separates genuine from fake.”