I want to feel free of any religious dogma and I have the right to a spiritual conscience of my own.
I want a spiritual life based on free practices and non-mandatory ones to preserve my free will and be true to who I am deep down.
I want to teach my child freedom of consciousness, critical mindedness and humility as far as divine truth is concerned.
I want to be able to freely criticize (with respect) some interpretations of the founding texts and some ancestral traditions to actualize them to the light of reason and modernity.
I KNOW woman is the equal of man.
And finally, considering Difference as a gift from the universe, I am convinced none of your beliefs, origins or sexual orientation could bar you from heaven.
So when I question myself “am I allowed to be called a Muslim?” deep down the voice inside screams: “Yeeeeessss…”
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there
When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, commonly simply called Rumi, Muslim scholar and poet of the 13th century, considered one of the highest genius of the universal spiritual literature is recognised as an enlightened master by the Sufis. For many years, some intellectuals have worked on interpretations of his poems and one by Reza Badii,on this particular one, reveals my core beliefs.
“Beyond the realm of sin, heresy and religion,
Within that space, we all have our own ideas, dialogues & beliefs
When the conscience man reaches that space
He finds no sin, no heresy, nor religion. Nor is there a place.” (He probably meant everything changes within consciousness …)