Daily Suggestion For The Soul ~ Perspektif Magazine

2014 Perspektif

The good folks at Perspektif Magazine in Germany recently asked me an important question.   For all my Turkish speaking friends, here is my response, with an attached English translation.

Perspektif magazine: “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” says Goethe. What are your suggestions that one should do every day, in order to keep the sense for beauty Allah has placed in our souls, alive?

Dawud Wharnsby: People should spend time outdoors each day in natural environments ~ observing as many signs of God’s creation as possible.  Hear the songs of birds and voices of people…study the sights of dawn or sunset…inhale the fragrant scents of fruits, foliage or flowers…taste the joy of smiling at others…feel the sun, the rain, the snow or the wind.   Losing touch with our earth we risk being scattered like dry leaves ~ divided from each other, uprooted in faith and withered in divine balance.

Read the full magazine here.

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7 thoughts on “Daily Suggestion For The Soul ~ Perspektif Magazine

  1. Yusra

    JazakAllah for sharing the article, I hope others were a little enlightened by your sage approach to living inshaAllah!
    also I CANNOT WAIT for “Acoustic Simplicitea!”
    Salaam

  2. Thank you Yusra ~ and indeed, “Acoustic Simplicitea” is scheduled for release in a few weeks!

  3. Caterina Park

    Dear Dawud,
    Your website and blog have been like finding a hidden gem for me. I have read each month’s blog with avid interest and admire your need for living in simplicity.
    I wish you and your family a peaceful Ramadan.

    Caterina

  4. Dear Caterina,
    Lovely to know you have found my blog and have been enjoying it. Sadly, it has been hard for me to update it in recent months. Hoping this month at home with family for Ramadan will grant me that much needed time and reflection to write.
    Peace always,
    dawud

  5. Shaz Rashid

    Salaam… hope you’re well. Thank you for the response on Facebook. … I’m princess shaz from Facebook. .. I am trying to send you my address but not sure where to send it without making it public.
    Shaz

  6. Christy Chase

    Assalamu Alaikum Br. Dawud,

    I have been trying to email you at booking@wharnsby.com (no spaces) and it has been failing with “socket errors”. Please contact me as I would love for you to come to our community (MCA, Muslim Community Association) in the Bay Area. We spoke briefly after your wonderful performance for Islamic Relief in Fremont, CA on Sunday.

    JAK,

    Christy

  7. Salams dear Christy, Thank you for your message. The email address error has now been fixed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Would love to visit the Bay area again for some singing.

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