Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Though it is from the East that the sun rises,

showing itself bold and bright,
without a veil, it burns and blazes with inward fire
only when it escapes from the shackles of East and West.
Drunk with the splendor it springs up out of its East
that it may subject all horizons to its mastery,
its nature is innocent of both East and West,
though in origin, true, it is an Easterner."

-Muhammad Iqbal, Javid Nama

epigraph to Islam Between East and West by 'Alija 'Ali Izetbegovic

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