Category Archives: Sufism

Clarification of Questions: An Unabridged Translation of

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 10.62 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

I’ve not seen it either directly or indirectly, that bin Laden would ultimately like to sit down and talk about things. S.: The Sûfî Orders in Islam, Oxford University Press - Oxford, 1998, p.1. Apart from the numerous Miracles Mujuzaat e Anmbiya mentioned in Quran, there are numerous miracles Karamaat performed by Awliya Allah after Rasoolullah sallahu alaihi wasallam in different periods of time and is mentioned in various books and these are mentioned by Hazrat Tajuddin Sabki rahimallah in his book Al Tabaqat ul Kubrai: 1.

Continue reading Clarification of Questions: An Unabridged Translation of

Roba'iyat of Nesimi

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 8.34 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Muslims are generally more educated, urban, integrated and prosperous in the Western and Southern states of India than in the Northern and Eastern ones. From amongst them are: Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri, Ibn Mas'ud and Abu Huraiyrah (May Allah be pleased with them all). But scholars say the assertion may be more urban legend than fact. “There is no question that Ali himself had an interest in and inclination towards the mystical practice of Islam,” said Omid Safi, director of Islamic Studies Center at Duke University who met Ali in 2004 and spent a day with him at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky. “But was he a Sufi?

Continue reading Roba'iyat of Nesimi

The Alchemy of Happiness

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.34 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Sultan Muhammad Ghori attributed his victory to the blessing of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti and in his honour constructed a building in the brief period of two-and-a-half days, which is famous as ‘Dhai Din Ka Jhopra’. He further described these concepts as two heretical doctrines held by Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali (d.1111), the Iranian Sufi and theologian (born at Tus in Khurasan) who lived two centuries after Bistami. Thousands of Sufi stories include cats; lovely stories such as shaykh Ashraf's Madrasa cat, which helped the teachers to bring order to the school, even sacrificed itself for the sake of the dervishes-(disciples), or the tale of the Sufi master from Baghdad, Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Shibli (d. 945) who was seen by one of his friends in a dream when he passed away, On being asked what Allah had done to him, he said that he had been granted admission to Paradise, but was asked by Allah if he knew the reason for this blessing.

Continue reading The Alchemy of Happiness

Cosmography: Writing the Universe

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6.43 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

For the first ten years (612 to 622 CE), he preached publicly at Makkah. A throne descended from the Skies on which a great saint was sitting. Thus the main difference between the Sunnis and the Shiʿa lies more in the political issue of the community leadership (with the beliefs and practices that the latter entails) than in doctrinal difference of dogma. A small copper coin, equivalent to a penny as the smallest unit of 49. Islam has many forms and consequently it needs wisdom in choosing the right approach.

Continue reading Cosmography: Writing the Universe

The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 8.31 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

What took years of hardwork, travelling, publishing, speeches, seminars, can now be done sitting in your office in a fraction of that time, with minimal resources. No stroke took effect on that man of spiritual gifts, But the disciples were wounded and drowned in blood." All of these men were scholars of the Qur'anic sciences, as well as (in many cases) formal philosophy (fayl as-suf), as well as being proficient in the highly-structured aesthetics of Persian poetry. If anyone contends with the Apostle even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men of faith, We shall leave him in a path he has chosen, and land him in Hell, what an evil refuge!? (4:115) 2.

Continue reading The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul

The Ruba'i (Quatrain) in Sufi Poetry

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6.70 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

A little later I saw a number of souls, golden in colour but small in size, which were dancing. The word ‘Sufi’ actually means wool, referring to woollen garments. What possible explanation could there be for this truly unfortunate situation? He becomes the exemplar for all Muslims whose conduct and mode of personal behavior are to be emulated. I asked that it be forbidden to build domes on graves, to make sacrifice for the dead and to pray through them.' "Sa'ud stayed in Mecca for four years.

Continue reading The Ruba'i (Quatrain) in Sufi Poetry

Wisdom of the Sands

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.22 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The Seers belonging to the lineage of the Sun (Arun-vanshi) worship Your absolute subtle form at the heart (the mystique center of the heart) which is the origin, of all nerves and arteries. By looking on divine truth cut yourself off from the false world, leave behind those who contend with words, and sit before the silent. While Sufism is said to have incorporated elements of Christian monasticism, gnosticism, and Indian mysticism, its origins are traced to forms of devotion and groups of penitents ( zuhhad ) in the formative period of Islam.

Continue reading Wisdom of the Sands

Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 5.80 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

However, a small number known as the Shiʿat Ali (the party of Ali), insisted on keeping the caliphate within the Prophet's family and championed his cousin Ali. Muslims must wash themselves before prayer. Thus at every stage the power of the lives has been gradually reduced. Perhaps most significant of these was Mohammed El-Ghazali, a great poet but also an influential theologian, who is still often referred to as 'the Authority of Islam' even by the most orthodox Sunni Moslems.

Continue reading Hush, Don't Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi

Me and Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-I Tabrizi

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 7.79 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

This preoccupation can be both clean and unclean. A further identification with the dying-god and the Kabbalistic concept of the Primordial Adam, or Adam Kadmon, and later Metatron, is found in al Khidr’s identification in Sufism with the concept of the Qutb, meaning “pole” or “axis” and with Hermes. This hadith is attributed to Ahmad (ibn Hanbal), cited in his Kitab al-Zuhd, and by Isbah'ani on his authority. The tariqat plus haqiqat is termed Tasawwuf or Sufism. Izady, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, USA, 1992. [31] The Hebrew word, Kabbalah from the verb root k-b-l, "to receive," means literally, "oral received tradition." [33] Schäfer, Peter.

Continue reading Me and Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-I Tabrizi

Ibn 'Abbad of Ronda: Letters on the Sufi Path (Classics of

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.54 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

It mainly spread only in these areas and could not attract followers in Iran, Central Asia, India and other parts which had such traditions. He somehow managed not to issue the ticket in spite of his insistence. They stress virtues such as commonsense, clear-thinking and humor to counter cant and religious dogma. We must abandon old positions and adjust to our own realities without compromising of course on fundamental values and principles. Quṭb al-Din Shirāzī’s successor, Mīr Ṣadr al-Dīn Dashtakī (1424 CE) dealt with the problem of existence and the question of its principality.

Continue reading Ibn 'Abbad of Ronda: Letters on the Sufi Path (Classics of