And so we must never say, about that which comes from the ego: ‘this is how I am, you have to accept me as I am.’

- Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa

A 16th century CE oil painting by Caravaggio depicting Narcissus the handsome youth of Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection. (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome)
Abū Lahab and his tribesmen persecuting the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companion, Abū Bakr.

Preliminary Musings

Un balcon, Gustave Caillebotte (1880)

Soyez béni, mon Dieu, qui donnez la souffrance

comme un divin remède à nos impuretés

— Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal

Mustafa P.

Aspiring student of the Master ﷺ with an interest in metaphysics, philosophy, ethics, and the polis.

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