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THE RELATION OF SUFISM TO OTHER SCHOLARLY DISCIPLINES

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To be a Sufi is to be equipped with exoteric sciences and realities and to thereby reach beyond the climes of the heart-world....

THE AIM OF SUFISM

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The aim of the Sufi way is impart the zest of morality onto the heart of a believer; a zest for mercy, affection, generosity, forgiveness...
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THE ORIGIN OF SUFISM

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In addition to His innumerable blessings, Allah, glory unto Him has granted human beings a unique quality, an extremely precious and subtle quality at that....
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CONCLUSION OF CONTEMPLATION

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Contemplation: The Key to the Truth and Salvation Reaching the Truth is possible only through contemplation. How can a person who acts blind and deaf...
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THE MANNER OF CONTEMPLATING

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The most effective medicine for the diseases of the ego is to focus all thinking on things beneficial and to move away from all things...
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CONTEMPLATION IN THE QURAN

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Humans are naturally predisposed towards contemplation. But we need a guide to steer our minds out of the narrow straits of the ego and turn...
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CONTEMPLATION OF MAN

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So magnificently has the Almighty created man, that even the lauded science and technology of our age, despite its numerous discoveries, has fallen short of...
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CONTEMPLATION IN THE UNIVERSE

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From the smallest particle to the grandest planet, everything in the universe is a Divine masterpiece of art. With countless manifestations of wisdom presented to...
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CONTEMPLATION IN ISLAM

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The Limits of Reason An everlasting salute to our Beloved Prophet –upon him blessings and peace- as well as his family and Companions, who contemplated...
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VISITING MEDINA

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The resting place of the Messenger of Allah in Medina, which pilgrims visit either at the beginning or at the end of their pilgrimage, is...

SPIRITUAL GUIDELINES FOR AN ACCEPTED AND PRAISEWORTHY HAJJ AND UMRAH

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Here are the main guidelines that need to be followed for a mabrur or accepted and praised Hajj or Umrah:...
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TRUST IN AND SUBMISSION TO ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY

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With its special prescribed program, pilgrimage leads human beings to spiritual sensitivity. The Ka’bah is a place filled with memories of Abraham (Peace Be Upon...
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BEFORE DEATH KNOCKS AT YOUR DOOR …

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It should not be forgotten that life is a onetime only blessing bestowed upon human beings and death is an inescapable end obligated by Allah...
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THE GREAT KA’BAH

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The Great Ka’bah is the direction towards which believers turn their faces during their prayers, which is commanded by Allah the Almighty saying “prostrate in...
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MINA AND STONING THE DEVIL

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Mina, where Abraham and Ishmael (peace be upon them) threw stones at the Devil and beat him, is a blessed place inspiring the Muslims of...
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MUZDALIFA AND SACRIFICE

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Muzdalifa, which is the next stop after the mount of Arafat, is a place filled with the manifestations of mercy. It is among the places...
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MOUNT ARAFAT

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Arafat is a place of forgiveness and refuge. Arafat reminds us that people will rise up from their graves in the morning of the Last...
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HAJJ MABRUR AND UMRAH

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As one of the five principles of Islam, Hajj is both a physical and financial act of worship. Proper fulfillment of this meritorious act depends...
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Some Ottoman Examples

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The Ottomans took their place in history not just through being a magnificent state, but also through being a civilization of endowments....
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The Place of Women in Islam and the Education of Females

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Women’s dignity and chastity turns society into a Paradise. Generations raised in that Paradise become society’s source of peace. Thus a righteous woman is like...
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About Child Discipline

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 If we want perfect children, let us first attempt  to be perfect parents....

Things that Men and Women Together Need to Pay Attention to in the Family

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The most compassionate parents are those  who prepare each other and their children to be servants of Allah the Almighty....

Things That Men Need to Pay Attention to in the Family

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Supporting the religious and moral growth of women and children, assisting their education in the ways that will bring them eternal happiness, are among the...

Things that Women Need to Pay Attention to in the Family

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“A pious woman makes her husband happy when he looks at her face; she fulfills her husband’s licit requests; and when he is away from...

Marriage and Family in Islam

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Marriage is the path of the prophets, the custom of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), the wellspring of new generations,...

Social Life in the Age of Bliss

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The Blessed Prophet –upon him blessings and peace- would make the most of every opportunity to spread literacy. The ransom fee, for instance, he placed...

Moral Maturity in the Age of Bliss

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The age of Bliss is undoubtedly the most exceptional period in the history of mankind, typified by virtue, selflessness and moral excellence. It was that...

The Thrill of Worshipping in the Age of Bliss

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For the Companions, times of worshipping were moments of closeness and intimacy with Allah, glory unto Him. These times therefore provided important and unique opportunities...

The Excitement of Iman in the Asr-u Saadah Society

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The Companions were in an enthusiastic effort to shape their lives according to their love and excitement of iman. At the bottom of this excitement...
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The Society of the Age of Bliss

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During the Age of Ignorance, humankind was grounded in bleak darkness. Ignorance was deep-seated; deviancy and transgression were running rife. Chaos was relentlessly showing its...