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WORSHIP

Osman Nuri Topbaş
The preservation of belief is possible not with dry information and theory, but by means of deepening in one’s inner world through reflecting upon the...
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Salawat’us-Sharifah

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In the Holy Quran, Allah, glory unto Him, vows by the Prophet’s (pbuh) life. Mentioning his great name next to His Own, the Almighty has...
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Standards from the Stars

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A characteristic unique to him, the Noble Prophet (pbuh) would never store anything worldly, donating instead whatever he had in his hands on the way...
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Sufi Narratives and Lessons

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Saints, who reach the core of companionship through the Lord, remain the companions of entire humankind for eternity....

Advice from the Righteous

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The cautions and advices of the righteous are reflections from the climes of the Quran and the words of the Prophet....
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VISITING GRAVES    

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I had forbidden you from visiting graves. But now you may, for visiting graves will remind you of the Hereafter. (Tirmidhi, Janaiz, 60; Muslim, Janaiz,...
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SEEKING SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS (TABARRUK)

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Respect shown to the loving memory of the Blessed Prophet –upon him blessings and peace- comes from the strength of the bond of love and...
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MEDIATION (TAWASSUL)

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Every path and vehicle that delivers the servant to the essential purpose of his existence is considered a means (wasilah). To mediate, or to seek...
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DIVINE AWARDS

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All beings other than Allah, glory unto Him, have been created through the manifestation of His attribute al-Latif (the Graceful); in other words, through His...

MARIFATULLAH OR KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIVINE

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Since a mature person who has attained to marifatullah now stands beneath the manifestation of the love of the Real, he incinerates all egoistic tendencies...
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THE SUFI MANNERISM

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Take to forgiveness and enjoin good and turn aside from the ignorant. (al-Araf, 199)...
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MURSHID-I KAMIL AND METHODS OF SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENING

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The realm of existence is upheld by love and rabitah; for rabitah is none other than the manifestation of love that constitutes the core of...
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THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SUFI TRAINING

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Spiritual maturity is possible only by shedding unrefined traits and attaining a perfected character through abiding by the sensitivities and measure of the heart....
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THE HEART AND ITS PURIFICATION

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The heart is like lucid water. But once muddied with evil deeds and sins it becomes murky. It then becomes necessary to distill it, for...

THE STATES OF THE SELF

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A person with a purified soul represents a masterpiece of the Supreme Artist –the Almighty- as he has become a platform of the manifestations of...
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THE SELF (NAFS) AND ITS PURIFICATION (TAZKIYA)

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Man gives directions to his life depending on the exact nature of the battle taking place in his inner dimension between the animal and lordly...
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BENEFICIAL KNOWLEDGE

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Knowing is not to look on but solve wisdoms and secrets. When ordinary knowledge becomes personalized and penetrates into the depths of a sound perception,...
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SUFISM AND PHILOSOPHY

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Without the help of spiritual perceptions and feelings, one cannot penetrate into the realm of infinite realities through human reason alone....
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SUFISM AND FINE ARTS

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The essential ingredients of human arts are kneaded by Sufism; they represent reflections of human refinement, sensitivity and profundity in various formats. As is visible...