Photo: Omar Al-Mukhtār (20 August 1858 – 16 September 1931), of the Mnifa, was born in the small village of Janzour, near Tobruk in eastern Barqa (Cyrenaica) in Libya. Beginning in 1912, he organized and, for nearly twenty years, led native resistance to Italian colonization of Libya. Italian armed forces captured and hanged him in 1931.
Muhammad the Messenger, may Divine Peace be upon him, once recounted:
When Allah created the earth, it began to tremble, so He created the great mountains to anchor it. Thereby the earth was balanced.
Amazed by the power of these mountains, the angels inquired: 'O Lord, is there anything in Your Creation more powerful than these primordial mountains?'
'Yes. Iron is more powerful.'
'Is there anything in Your Creation, O Lord, more powerful than iron?'
'Yes. Fire is more powerful.'
'Is there anything in Your Creation, O Lord, more powerful than fire?'
'Yes. Water is more powerful.'
'Is there anything in Your Creation, O Lord, more powerful than water?'
'Yes. Wind is more powerful.'
'Is there anything in Your Creation, O Lord, more powerful than wind?'
'Yes.The children of Adam who give wholeheartedly from the right hand, unknown to the left hand.'
'Music of the Sky: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry'
by Patrick Laude and Barry McDonald
Collaboratively compiled and organized by Patrick Laude and Barry McDonald MUSIC OF THE SKY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SPIRITUAL POETRY is a compilation of heartfelt verses from a vast diversity of authors embracing spirituality from Buddhist Christian Hindu Islamic and Native American traditions. A meaningful anthology that reverberates with reverence for God and the value of the transcendent human spirit MUSIC OF THE SKY is a collection to set one's mind and soul at ease. MUSIC OF THE SKY offers readers a highly recommended and insightful reflection upon values which far transcend individual desires and greed. There are books one hardly has to open to know they are of highest quality. This is one of those.