Photography by David Hawkinson of Hawkinson Photography

15 Subduer

Calligraphy from Sufism.org

Al-Qahhar

http://www.sufism.org/society/asma/qahhar.html

Subduer (Al-Qahhar)

Etched and fired glass

The story of Jacob’s wrestling with the angel is also a metaphor for the personal struggle each of us endure, as we overcome the baser drives and darker desires which keep us from realizing our full potential.  All things throughout time and space are subject to God’s will, and God directs all things for our ultimate benefit; knowledge of this grants the faithful the strength to subdue their own inner weaknesses.  By willingly submitting to God’s will, we in turn subdue the spiritually limiting attractions of this world; we may then prove worthy of Divine grace and His welcome into Paradise.

Photography by Hawkinson Photography

Calligraphy by Sufism.org

 

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