24 July, 2013

Hadhramout Moon Phase - Day Thirteen Of Ramadhan

Hadhramout - Day Thirteen Ramadan
Internationally, the Moon, or the Crescent - to be specific - is recognized as the symbol for Islam. Many, if not most, mosques around the world, have a crescent on a minaret; it is the same in Hadhramout. In Hadhramaut, at nights, the minarets are lighted green - another symbol for Islam. Over Hadhramout, now, is a full moon. Shining. Brilliantly. And yet cool and soothing. Much has been said about the moon. Here are a few quotes about this magnificent celestial body:

Hadhramaut Moon Phase - Day Thirteen Of Ramadhan
  • Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds... Shine! ~ Buddha
  • With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? ~ Oscar Wilde
  • When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the Creator. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished. ~ Deng Ming-Dao
  • It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon. ~ Ptolemy
  • If you have a problem with the Moon in the sky and you are unhappy, change yourself, because the Moon won’t change! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
  • We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa
  • I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it. ~ Albert Einstein
  • I don't know if there are men on the moon, but if there are they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon or star. ~ Confucius
Shine, the Moon does. Happy, it makes one who gazes at it. It is one of the most delightful sights to behold. It is always there and it doesn't change its course. Silently, blissfully it is there, every month; to remind us of the Power and the Efficiency of the Creator. That's the Moon. As for the Earth, I agree with George Bernard Shaw - the Earth, is indeed a lunatic asylum. If it isn't a loony abode: how come, we, who inhabit it have made it and turned it into such a mess? We, Mankind, are always mischievous and shortsighted; mercilessly and greedily destroying our environment; fighting and slaughtering each other; cruelly exterminating other life forms.......Thankfully, the Moon has no men on it. Uninhabited it is. And shine, it will always do. And cool and calming it will always be.