Homayra Ziad: Living Out The Sacred Word
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And if all the trees on earth were pens, and all the seas, with seven more seas besides (were ink), the words of God would not be exhausted. God is Almighty, All-Wise. --Quran 31:27
In each day a (new) splendor. And which of the favors of your Lord will you deny? --Quran 55:29-30
The Word of God is always revealing itself. Born from umm al-kitab (Mother of the Book), the Quran points upward to the Preserved Tablet of divine speech that knows no beginning and no end, and outwards to the living tradition that flows from it.
We who receive the word are favored with a heart that carries the revelation to life again and again. "The heavens and the earth cannot contain Me," says a hadith qudsi (divine saying), "but I am embraced by the heart of My faithful, loving servant." And so God's word becomes dynamic and always radically novel.
Fourteen hundred years ago, the Quranic message unfolded in conversation with the intentional community of Madinat al-Nabi, the City o
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