By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Jannah, commonly translated as 'Paradise' literally means 'garden'. Gardens are lush green places. The Arabs, that the Holy Quran was first revealed to, lived in the middle of the Arabian desert, a harsh arid region with very little water or plantlife, and therefore very little food. Life in this environment is…Read more Why does the colour green have meaning in Islam?
Many people will probably regard Autumn Hawkbit as a weed, but they are most welcome in our garden. The Hawkbits were already growing between the slabs at the back of our garden when we moved in 4 years ago. After ripping up most of the slabs, I decided to leave these along the side of…Read more Autumn Hawkbit
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes…Read more Wild Geese by Mary Oliver