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

Osman Nuri Topbaş
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...