Sunday, December 27, 2009

287. Most Gracious / الرحمن

Frog the title to the first ten ayaat of sura 55.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

286. Walk / Passeggiata / گردش

Frog the title to the ayah running on the hat.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

285. Water / Acqua / آب / الماء / Su

Frog the title to the ayah running on the hat.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

284. Dentistry & Deer / ذنذان و آرام

Frog the title to the Full Tale written by Shaykh al-Kawthar. Frog here to the Sura running on his hat.

Happy New Year / سال نو مبارك

Salam Dear Frogs Without Borders, Frog Lovers, Interested Non-Frogs, and Froggars! What follows (upward) is a Sufi Fantasy Tale that we hope you will like. Of course, to fully appreciate it, you should have a toothache... because Sufism is an experiential path, or, as the Sufis say, "The proof is in the tooth" ;-)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

283. Back Home / جهاد

Frog the title to Struggle, Islam and Peace. Frog here to Wiki Jihad. Frog here to a comic book about Osama Bin Laden (in French).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

282. Indian Wine / شراب هند

Frog the title to politics and spirituality. Frog here to the Wiki Gita.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

281. TAM / Ristoratore / صاحب میخانه

Frog the title to see what a Tavern Manager can offer. Frog here to what you can do to help yourself (and others) when you feel upset.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

280. Driver's Seat / بالا نشین

Frog the title to the sermon from which this story is born.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

279. Lofty Aspirations / گردون همت

Frog the title to Rumi about Himmat. Frog here and here to more Himmat on SWB.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

278. Avanzi / باقیة / Leftovers

Frog the title to SWB # 50688 and how the Juicy Jihads should be eaten (pbuh). [Nota Bene: Yes! The Manager insisted on a haircut.]

Sunday, November 22, 2009

277. Out / Fuori / بیرون

Frog the title to Politics Without Borders. Frog here to "Without You" CD with samples: the frogs are in track # 7. Frog here to the lyrics.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

276. Grey / Grigio / خاکستری

Frog the title to the Grey Area. Frog here to Patience (الصبر). Frog to SWB # 47401 and to SWB # 48134 for more on Sabr from Kubra.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

275. Just Wait / صبر کردن

Frog the title to Sabr (Patience), Adab (Manners), and the Nafs (Ego/Soul): a SWB # 6208 somehow thorny drink.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

274. Disturbances / الإضطرابات

Frog the title to turn from the fast-food to the Eternal Food...Frog here to the Cartoon Master of Spaghetti With Brawls.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

273. Free For Three / يك ميز سه

Frog the title for implications when asking about a table in a tavern.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

272. Time Out: " Chez Haqq / حق خانه "

Salam Dear Frogs, Frogs Lovers, Interested Non-Frogs and Froggy Scholars! Here begins a New Sufi Tale packed with Action, greater/lesser Jihads and (lack of) Adab. Frogs Without Borders hope you will enjoy it! For a synopsis, frog the title.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

271. Law / Shariah / '‎شريعة

Frog the title to more about Shari'ah. Frog here to the Inner Ear.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

270. Taste / Gusto / ذوق

Frog the title to a brief Wiki note on Qushayri (d. 1072 AD/465 AH). The poem "What is Tasawwuf?" (with Commentary explaining Taste/Dhawq) is here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

269. Retreat / khalvat / خلوة

Frog the title and enter the Cell Of Solitude...(SWB # 47435). Frog here to SWB # 49861 and the frog's sound in various languages.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

268. Faith / Fede / إيمان

Frog the title if you have lost your faith, and join 'Ayn al-Qudat (d. 1131) at SWB # 4204.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

267. Surrendering / اطاعة

Frog the title to SWB # 51813 about surrendering and being guided to one's personal chocolate.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

266. Certainty / اليقين

Frog the title to SWB # 5664 on how to drink down the political horrors of the wine of existence and sing tavern songs, i.e. melodies of solutions, proceeding from 'ilm al-yaqin (the knowledge of certainty) toward haqq al-yaqin (the reality of certainty).

Sunday, October 11, 2009

265. Contemplation / فكر

Frog the title to an abstract for a chapter of a semi-academic book on teaching contemplative practices of the world. Frog here to Qur'an 3:190-191 (from the Commentary on the Poem).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

264. Jam'-i Khatir / جام خاطر

Frog here to Jam. Frog here to Khatir. Frog the title to a triple pun!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

263. Itminan-i Qalbi / اطمينان قلب

Frog the title to the whole poem. Frog here to Qur'an 13:28.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

261. Alhamdulillah (A Sufi Pill) / الحمد لله

Frog the title to Alhamdulillah and other Broad Spectrum Prescriptions ( SWB # 44024 ). Frog to SWB # 26361 about Post Ramadan Depression. Frog to The Alchemical Secret ( SWB # 53814 ). Frog here to Alhamdulillah at Wiki.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

260. A Froggy Eid ul-Fitr / Eid Mubarak / عيد مبارك

Wishing Ya All a froggy, blessed Eid ul-Fitr! Frog the title to SWB # 26258 and the Feast of the Breaking of the Fast. Read about Eid Ul-Fitr around the world.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

259. Akhlaq and Ihsan / اخلاق و احسان

Frog the title to the Persian Poem "What is Tasawwuf ?" translated by Professor Godlas , and with his Commentary. Frog here to Murata and Chittick ' s *Vision Of Islam* . Ramadan Mubarak!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

258. What / Cosa / چش

Frog the title to the cluelessnes of non-Sufis about Sufism (SWB # 15). Frogadan Mubarak! Ramadan Frog-barak!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

257. Meeting / Incontro / اجتماع

Frog the title to a hint on how to get ready for the last meeting...(SWB # 47595). Frog here to Qur'an 18:23-24. Ramadan Mubarak!

Friday, September 4, 2009

256. Ma'ruf / معروف

Frog the title to SWB # 17450 if you are having hard times as a lonely frog in a non-Muslim country. Ramadan Mubarak!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

255. Door / Porta / در

Frog the title to how to go through the door (SWB # 15559). Frog here to al-Mumit. Ramadan Mubarak!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

254. Keep Knocking! / حلقة زدن

Frog the title to SWB # 11607, a message from the Tavern Manager. Frog to the flemish painter Adriaen Brouwer (d. 1638) for oil paintings about taverns, drinkers and brawlers. Frog here to a good tool for artists. Ramadan Mubarak!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

253. C'era Una Volta... (Once Upon a Time)

Frog the title to SWB # 52953 and meet the leaping whirling Frumi. After Iftar, frog to SWB # 24531 for more Beers, Birs and Pirs. Ramadan Mubarak!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

252. What Is Sufism? / تصوّف چش است

Frog the title to the Anonymous Persian Poem. Jump to the Key towards God. Be brave and meet the Mouth Of Truth. Read more about Bocca della Verità.

Ramadan Frog-barak!

Ramadan Frog-barak to Ya All Frogs, Friends, Lovers and Frogirs of the various Frogerhoods! Have a frogged day, frog on the title for SWB # 48142, then in the Files section. And please, do frog back for Iftar, to frog the fast with us the Amphibiya, as we have something quite frogulious to share. Maghrib here is at 8:21 pm (GMT + 2).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

251. Heart # 3: ill Allah إلا الله‎

Frog the title to the Names of the Notes. Frog on SWB # 35829 to Tantra and Sufism.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

250. Heart # 2: La ilaha لا إله

Frog the title to SWB # 967 and love; frog on SWB # 21302 to dive into the flames.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

249. Heart # 1: Back to خرابات

Frog the title to a comprehesive Persian-English dictionary. For more on خرابات (kharAbAt), frog SWB # 24771; SWB # 32809; SWB # 36772.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

248. Bird's Rock (PC # 9)

Frog the title to an article about Feeling Words. Frog to God's Infinite Faces at SWB # 53886.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

247. Old Town San Diego (PC # 8)

Frog the title to Old Town, the Birthplace of California. This is the Frog Wild West in the process of attempting to become civilized. With a handsome Sheriff and a dreadful Jail, with its own Newspaper, a Bottle-throwing Tavern and a Masks & Mirrors' will frog you away!
For more on the Wild West, frog to SWB # 18990.

Monday, August 10, 2009

246. La Jolla Riford Public Library ( PC # 7 )

Frog the title to visit this most friendly and welcoming institution. In addition of being able to working on Sufi News, reading their mail and visiting their Tavern, Frogs received guidance through the used books they found on sale there. They also spent a joyous "back to high school" time reading some (relatively) old copies of the magazine *The New Yorker*, studying and absorbing its sufisticated writing style. May God reward with goodness the people behind this Library.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

245. Comic Convention (Postcard # 6)

Frog the title to the San Diego Comic Convention.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

243. The San Diego Zoo (البطاقة البريدية # 4)

Frog the title to SWB # 51503 and visit the Islamic Zoo.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

242. La Jolla, CA (Postcard # 3)

If you are sleepy, or miss oxygen, just come here. There are so many friendly benchs facing the Ocean...
Frog the title to more of la Jolla. Frog on SWB # 42448 to a lofty linguistic sufi bench mark...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

241. PHL (Postcard # 2)

Philadelphia, PA is a place very dear to all Sufis, being there the Mazar (resting place) of Bawa. It is enough to pass by the airport to feel Bawa's baraka (blessing). For a deeper insight, frog the title to SWB #12970.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

240. MXP (Postcard # 1)

Yep! Frogs are back home and before beginning a new froggy tale they will be reposting the Postcards one a day, so to review their trip-retreat. Frog the title to leap to this airport.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

238. Old Town San Diego (Postcard # 8)

Frog on the title to leap there! It's Frogulious. And don't worry, we will repost all the cards well-scanned somewhere around August 5th, Inshallah. In the meanwhile enjoy the more-or-less-so sufi frogs.