Friday, September 24, 2010

The Difficult Steps in Life

When Maulana Gangohi returned home after his education he found that his father is listening to qawwali. Maulana tells him that music is expressly forbidden. These were the God fearing people. The father did not debate with the son. He simply stopped listening to qawwali. In the night the son was pressing the legs of the father, as is the tradition in religious and conservative families. The son felt that the legs are a bit moistened. He told it to his father and asked as to what is the matter. The father said that when I got the urge to commune with my Lord then I will indulge in listening to qawwali. Now that you have forbidden that I am passing my moments in internal suffocation.

(Sitting on Wednesday, September 22, 2010)