Deen and dunya

The world (dunya) is a testing realm. In some traditions this is known as maya. Religion (deen) is the transport that helps us navigate the dunya. It’s a path that helps you maintain a safe and healthy existence.

Residue of this duality can be found in many traditions. Some of them, of course, lean heavily towards one at the exclusion of the other. The better approach is to seek balance; to take a middle way.

To embrace both — deen and dunya, body and spirit, dharma and maya — with moderation and within reason.

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