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The Secret of Knowing Allah in The Heart, The Worst of Things is The Dissipation of Time

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For the Messenger of Allah, upon him be peace and blessings, for the illustrious, subtle, pure soul of the Messenger of Allah, that of his...
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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...
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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...