The Oud played by Omar Metioui with words from the poem:
A garden among the flames
a garden among the flames!
My heart can take on
a meadow for gazelles,
a cloister for monks,
For the idols, sacred ground,
Ka’ba for the circling pilgrim,
the tables of the Torah,
the scrolls of the Qur’án.
I profess the religion of love;
wherever its caravan turns along the way,
that is the belief,
the faith I keep.
A poem by:
Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad ibnʿArabī al-Ḥātimī aṭ-Ṭāʾī.
Better known as: Ibn Arabi – I think you can see why. 25 July 1165 – 8 November 1240.
He was a renowned Andalusia Sufi mystic and philosopher.
4 thoughts on “Omar Metioui – The Oud.”
Not come across so a great add on. I do feel like a water skimmer who somehow has ended up on a vast ocean and so, where to plunge in next?! Love it but daunting. Have a good downtime.
Ha – you & me both !
It’s like Russian dolls, get one opened and find another.
Got the heat for a couple more weeks yet – away on the 17th next month.
Great this…thanks for posting.
I wondered if you had come across Ibn Arabi ? – an interesting chap.