Photo by David Hawkinson of Hawkinson Photography

24 Bestower of Honors

Al-Mu’izz

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Bestower of Honors (Al-Mu’izz)

Etched and Fired Glass

Medals, trophies, awards, and titles:  many times we lose ourselves in the seeking for these symbols of accomplishment, to justify our effort and validate our being.  Work and luck bring these earthly tokens of worth, but they are mere and temporary.  Moth and rust corrupt, thieves break through and steal—but the Grace of God endures.  Recognition in this life is fleeting; real worth and validation comes only as we seek the Divine Will.  Presidents, kings, and emperors will all be brought to the knowledge that, in the end, the greatest honor God bestows on any of His creatures is the simple title, “Friend.”

Photography by Hawkinson Photography

Calligraphy by Sufism.org

 

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