I strongly suggest people hazard a gander at this.
I love seeing the light-hearted, Sufis-ticated (LOL @ Sayyid Mohammed in the comments) side of Islam. Takes away some the guilt all the.. umm… You Know Whos.. put on me for taking things with a pinch of humor. And laughing. AstagfurAllah.
Scenario: I was at the Ummayyed Mosque when I walked into a pillar (yes, I tend to walk into things regularly) and I let out an embarrassed giggle/snort. If looks could kill, à la Medusa, I’d be a stone pillar myself, caught eternally in a look of half-guilt, half-defiance at the entrence of the Ummayyed Mosque.
Then all the You Know Whos could take their students/children and point and say, self-righteously with that resonating echo of dread and forewarning:
“Beware the deadly lure of humor!! All right class, glares of gloom and doom in place? Annndd… MARCH!”
I know. I’m mean :)/:(/:?