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Archive | August, 2017

Adhān: A Call for Prayer

The adhan (Arabic: أَذَان‎‎) (also called in Turkish: Ezan) is the Islamic call to worship, recited by the muezzin (the person appointed at a mosque to lead and recite the call and worship in the mosque) at prescribed times of the day. The root of the word is ʾadhina أَذِنَ meaning “to listen, to hear,  Full Article…

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Gilgul: The concept of reincarnation according to the Jewish Kabbalah

Gilgul or also Gilgul neshamot or Gilgulai Ha Neshamot (in Hebrew גלגול הנשמות, Plural: Gilgulim; “cycle” in Hebrew נשמות, nesahmot, “souls”, “cycle of souls”) is the concept of reincarnation, or to be more accurate the transmigration (life-death-rebirth) of the souls according to the Hebrew Kabbalah. From the Jewish mystics of the ancient world there are  Full Article…

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Aliyat haNefesh (definition)

Aliyat haNefesh is a sort of pilmigrage made usually on Shabbat day and Holy Days, when devotes marched with Torah Jewish people sing a verse from Tanach: “Ki mitziyon tetzei Torah, u’dvar ADONAI mirushalayim” (“From out of Zion comes forth Torah and the word of GOD from Jerusalem”). Purposely placed in the middle of the  Full Article…

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Quran 57, 20-24

Qran 57, 20-24 Know that the life of this World is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children, like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes  Full Article…

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Voltaire (Anthology)

  François-Marie Arouet (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778) known by his pen name Voltaire, was a French writer, deist and philosopher.     All mortals are equal; it is not their birth, But virtue itself that makes the difference. Les mortels sont égaux; ce n’est pas la naissance, C’est la seule vertu qui  Full Article…

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Proverbs 16, 1-9

1 To humans belong the plans of the heart,     but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,     but motives are weighed by the LORD. 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,     and he will establish your Plans. 4 The LORD works out everything to its  Full Article…

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