First Word

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"Bismillah, 'in the name of God,' is the beginning of all that is good, and we too begin to it at the beginning. Realize, oh my soul! This blessed phrase is a sign of Islam and an invocation that all existence recites constantly with the tongue of their dispositions (lisan-ı hal). If you want to understand what a great, unfailing force and what an unending blessing Bismillah is, pay attention to this small parable, listen:”

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