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    Concerning War

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:48 PM [General]

    Concerning Warfare

    Inspired by the Qur’an 

    (Original English translation by Marmaduke Pickthall

    While in service to India’s Nizam of Hyderabad) 

    Warfare is necessary at times

    Still it is a hateful thing

    Unless used to preserve life

    Sometimes we love what is bad

    Hate what is useful and good

    Allah knows — we do not

    To turn men away from Gd

    To disbelieve and worship not

    Are greater transgressions to Allah

    Persecution is worse than killing

    Renegades fight in the name of religion

    Declare their’s to be a Holy War

    They do more harm than good

    Renegades turn people away from Allah

    Cause disbelief and hate

    They are the rightful owners of the fire

    Those who believe in peace

    Emigrate to escape persecution

    These have hope in Allah’s love and mercy

    The sin of renegades is great

    It far outweighs their usefulness

    Let this be plain that all may reflect

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    What went wrong with our Religions?

    Saturday, January 24, 2015, 12:26 PM [General]

    What went wrong with our religions?

    It is not difficult to see.
    We became blind and hardened our hearts.
    Allah or God is always loving and good.

    We are to serve only the One.
    We are to honor three things; 
    Family, knowledge, and wisdom.

    We departed from the truth of God's love.
    We forgot the teachings of the prophets.
    We follow the teachings of man.

    We became slaves to books of words.
    We are not slaves but God's children.
    We have hearts and minds to use.

    Blind obedience is never required.
    We are to care for all of humanity.
    Love, harmony, and peace is for all.

    Disagree if you must.
    Unite your heart and mind.
    Know the truth in your heart.

    Humanity is the family of the One.
    We are to love and serve.
    Never do harm to anyone.

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    Our Mission and Prayer

    Friday, January 23, 2015, 12:42 PM [General]

    The One is the Good, the Merciful

    We will praise the creator

    and sustainer of all worlds.

    Doing only good

    He is merciful to all

    The Judge to whom we answer.

    This One alone

    is worthy of our worship

    To him we go for guidance and aid.

    The One shows us the straight path

    The middle way of love

    The path of righteousness.

    This pathway is written

    within the hearts of all

    This path may be walked by everyone.

    We will leave behind

    The paths of anger and hate

    We will not go astray.

    We will see all humanity as family

    We will promote love, harmony, and peace

    This is our mission and our prayer.

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    Preparing for The New Year

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 1:17 PM [General]

    We are at the end of our greatest holiday season.  Thanksgiving and Christmas have gone away.  The time for New Years celebrations has come.

    Everyone seems to put on a Happy Face.  They say they are happy and thankful for what they have.  At the same time our hospitals fill up with cases of anxiety and depression.  Violence and rage are seen every day.

    This year many are experiencing extreme stress.  Some are out of work and are not able  to pay their rent.  Some don't have the money to put food on their table.  Many business owners are afraid they will not make enough to keep their businesses going.

    More than ever there is a need for balance and harmony in everyone's life.  There is a need for love, compassion, and understanding.

    Let us open our hearts and minds.  Let us activate the Spirit of Healing and Love.

    How ever you pray – bowing your head – on your knees – or just sitting quietly, let us enter into a state  of harmony and peace.

    Let us be at peace within ourselves.  Let us be aware that the Spirit of God surrounds us now.  Let us fill our hearts with love.

    In this spirit, let us share and find strength and a common purpose.

    Let us turn our hearts and minds toward one another seeking to bring into our circle of concern all who need our love and support – those who are ill – those who are in pain either in body or in spirit – those who are lonely – and those who are in need.

    You know who comes to your mind as needing support at this time.  Give them your full attention for a moment.

    Silently send a beam of healing and love to that person.

    As you believe – so let it be.

    Your spirit will be felt by that person's spirit.  Have no doubt of this.

    We are part of a web of life that makes us one with all humanity – one with the universe.

    Through meditation and prayer we can have an affect on our world.

    Let us be grateful for the miracle of life and the spirit we share.

    Let us be thankful for the ability to love and to care.

    Let us be thankful for our community.

    Let us work and use our abilities to create harmony and peace.

    Remember always you are a child of the One.  You are never alone.  Your thoughts and words have great power.  The Spirit will respond in accord with your deepest desires.


    Let me close with a short prayer.


    Let us not leave the path that is before us.  Let no darkness dwell in us.  May we obtain completeness.  May we reach out to all with love. We ask for the Spirit to guide us – help us to find those who are lost.  Father may your Spirit fill us.  Let us be filled with wisdom, energy, and life.  Let the Spirit shine within like the sun.  Let all awaken to their status as your children.  May we learn to live in harmony and peace.  May love fill and guide our thoughts, words, and deeds.  Within us, let us know the Holy Law.  May we live in love; with knowledge and wisdom.  

    Let this humble prayer be carried to all.  Let us come together as One family.

    We send these words with love..  Let us bring together all of humanity.

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    Sunday December 14, 2014

    Saturday, December 13, 2014, 1:58 AM [General]

    All Souls Miami will have a Christmas Service Dec 14.

    If you are in the area you are invited to attend.

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    Not an Ideal World

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:12 PM [General]

    Not an Ideal World

    In an ideal world all of our rulers, leaders, and ministers would have knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. There would be no need for war. The people would benefit by being able to lead quiet and peaceful lives. They could be honest and caring. They would have the freedom to worship or not in away of their own choosing. They should have the freedom to pursue their dreams.

    Unfortunately ours is not an ideal world. The people have been deceived. The rulers, leaders, and ministers are not motivated by truth and justice. They have no mercy or kindness. They give lip service to the laws of man and God. Love and service are just words without meaning. Men and women are used as pawns in the quest for power.

    The founders of all the world religions are rolling over in their graves. It is time for the people to stand up to the tyrants and those who are destroying humanity and this world. Each man and woman has the right to live a peaceful life. But, Who will stand up and be counted and say enough of this foolishness? We are all members of the same family. Let us live together in peace.

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    Thursday, November 27, 2014, 2:03 AM [General]

     Thanksgiving Prayer:

    Father accept our thanks for all you have done for us.  

    We thank you for all of creation,

     for the beauty of this world, 

    for the wonders of life, 

    and for our Ministry of love.  

    We thank you for the blessings of family and friends, 

    for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.  

    We thank you for setting us tasks that demand our best efforts 

    and for leading us to accomplish many wonderful things.  

    We thank you for those disappointments and failures 

    that lead us to acknowledge our shortcomings.  

    We thank you for each opportunity to learn and grow.

    We ask that you continue to grant us the gift of your Spirit 

    so that through the Spirit,  we may at all times,  

    do what is proper and good.

    Thank you for the mystery of life.

    May we continue to be worthy of being

    Your children.


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    A Sea of Sand

    Thursday, August 28, 2014, 2:08 AM [General]

    A Sea of Sand is about to wash over many areas of this world carried by a great wind. Some cities will sink to the bottom of this sea never to rise again. Not global warming but man's inhumanity to man is the cause.

    The past is repeating for we have not learned. Great deserts will be formed in places where man is acting like a beast. It has happened before and will happen again. Some rivers will run dry and others will change course.

    These events can be stopped for mankind may choose a different path but this is not likely to happen. It is not the end of the world but the end of parts of our civilization. The earth is weeping for her children.

    Just a dream or the ramblings of an old mind. We must unite as a family to survive. The message is clear and has been freely shared. Will humanity heed this warning?

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    Monday, August 25, 2014, 3:43 PM [General]

    Before Judaism, Christianity, and Islam there was a religion in the world that did not accept or recognize that there was One all powerful God. They saw the world as a battle ground between two equally powerful deities. One represented the light and the other darkness. Above these two, there was a Supreme God that took no interest and would not intervene in this world for it was not his creation but was created by lessor beings. This world was a prison for souls and there was no value in human life. The only way to escape this world was to destroy it.

    As long as fear, hatred, and ignorance was maintained, this world would remain in chaos and darkness. There is no place for truth, love, or compassion for they are considered as weaknesses by those who serve the dark side. Those who serve the dark side will use the religious teaching and beliefs of others to foster their own agenda. These religious designations are meaningless for they are all created by man. Their value to those who serve the dark side is that they can be used to divide mankind into warring camps.

    All the religions of the world maintained a hint of this religion and viewed it a phase of human development that was to be left behind. The followers of those religions forgot and thought it meaningless to remember this dark force and how to fight or overcome it for it was a relic of the ancient past. As the world religions have lost sight of the true light, the darkness has reemerged and is gaining strength.

    It can be stopped but humanity must again unite in serving the light of truth, love, and compassion.

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    The Wisdom of Confucius

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:35 AM [General]

    Confucius said: I was thinking of the Golden Age and regretting that I was not able to have been born in it and able to be associated with the wise rulers and ministers of the three dynasties. How I would love to have lived in such an age.

    When the great Tao prevailed, the world was a common state, not belonging to any particular family. Rulers were elected according to their wisdom and ability. Mutual confidence and peace prevailed. But now the great Tao no longer prevails, the world is divided.

    Now the Sages must show the people the principles of a rationalized social order, and through it everything becomes right in the family, the state, and the world.

    (Paraphrased from The Third Discourse, The Two Orders of Human Society, The Wisdom of Confucius, Edited and translated with notes by Lin Yutang, 1938, The Modern Library, New York.)

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