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THE STATES OF THE SELF

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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)

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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...
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THE RELATION OF SUFISM TO OTHER SCHOLARLY DISCIPLINES

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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...