Omar Metioui – The Oud.

The Oud played by Omar Metioui with words from the poem:


A garden among the flames

O Marvel,
a garden among the flames!

My heart can take on
any form:
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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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