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  •  Living Islam – East & West
    Living Islam – East & West
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    Living Islam – East & West

    Living Islam – East & WestRate this post This is the journal of a contemporary Sufi master’s travels through many lands in the East and West. From Japan to India, to Britain and America, he speaks to contemporary audiences about the timeless eternal reality of the path of dynamic submission and the way to self-fulfillment. In […]

  •  Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)
    Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)
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    Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)

    Islamic Gnosis (Irfan) and Wisdom (Hikmat)Rate this post The Concepts of ‘Irfan, Sufism, Hikmat and Philosophy.In the cosmic realm, human beings are like balls released into space which have within them a hidden potential energy for flight into an infinitely sublime world. But the gravitational attraction of worldly pleasures draws them toward the depths of […]

  •  Fortitude, the Bridge to Victory
    Fortitude, the Bridge to Victory
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    Fortitude, the Bridge to Victory

    Fortitude, the Bridge to VictoryRate this post This text presents the character trait of fortitude to be the bridge and path to attaining victory. The author, Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari, discusses the principles of life, lessons of failure, means of perfection and steadiness in friendship with respect to fortitude.

  •  Lubb al-Lubab (The Kernels of Kernels) – A Short Treatise on Wayfaring
    Lubb al-Lubab (The Kernels of Kernels) – A Short Treatise on Wayfaring
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    Lubb al-Lubab (The Kernels of Kernels) – A Short Treatise on Wayfaring

    Lubb al-Lubab (The Kernels of Kernels) – A Short Treatise on WayfaringRate this post This treatise (entitled Risaleh ye lubb ullubab dar sayr wa suluk e uli al albab) is based on the lectures on practical ‘irfan of ‘Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i, quddisa sirruh, the great contemporary exegete of the Qur’an and philosopher, delivered […]

  •  Sufism and Islam
    Sufism and Islam
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    Sufism and Islam

    Sufism and IslamRate this post “Sufism and Islam cannot be separated in the same way that higher consciousness or awakening cannot be separated from Islam. Islam is not an historical phenomenon that began 1,400 years ago. It is the timeless art of awakening by means of submission. Sufism is the heart of Islam. It is […]

  •  A Gift of a Qalandar
    A Gift of a Qalandar
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    A Gift of a Qalandar

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  •  The Broken Wings
    The Broken Wings
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    The Broken Wings

    The Broken Wings5 (100%) 1 vote The Broken Wings is a poetic novel written by Khalil Gibran and first published in Arabic in 1912. It is a tale of tragic love, set in turn-of-the-century Beirut. A young woman, Selma Karamy is betrothed to a prominent religious man’s nephew.

  •  The Journey to Allah
    The Journey to Allah
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    The Journey to Allah

    The Journey to AllahRate this post Bukhari records on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa salam) said, “Your actions alone will not save any of you.” They asked, ‘Messenger of Allah, not even you?’ He replied, “Not even me, unless Allah were to envelop me in His mercy. Be firm; […]

  •  Spirits Rebellious
    Spirits Rebellious
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    Spirits Rebellious

    Spirits RebelliousRate this post A clarion call for freedom from one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophers and writers, Kahlil Gibran A book so powerful it was burned in the marketplace of Beirut at the time of its publication, Kahlil Gibran’s ‘Spirits Rebellious’ is a clarion call for freedom in his homeland of Lebanon—for […]

  •  A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty
    A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty
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    A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty

    A Sufi Message of Spiritual LibertyRate this post Inayat Khan wrote this short book for his friends who wanted an introduction to Sufism. The book includes an autobiography of the author as well as information on the Sufi thought of various things, like, nature, God, the Personal Being, Dual Aspect, worship, truth, and self knowledge. […]

  •  Spiritual Message of Shi’ism
    Spiritual Message of Shi’ism
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    Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

    Spiritual Message of Shi’ismRate this post The message of Shi’ism to the world can be summarized in one sentence. “To know God”. Or in other words, it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity and salvation. And this message is contained […]

  •  Sadi’s Scroll of Wisdom
    Sadi’s Scroll of Wisdom
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    Sadi’s Scroll of Wisdom

    Sadi’s Scroll of WisdomRate this post This short book is part of the Wisdom of the East series. The Persian poet Sadi, best known for his poetic collections the Bustan and Gulistan, also wrote this work, the Pand Namah, or Scroll of Wisdom. This is a small collection of poems on moral themes. “SHAIKH MUSLIH-UD-DIN […]

  •  Salaman and Absal
    Salaman and Absal
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    Salaman and Absal

    Salaman and AbsalRate this post This is a translation of an allegorical Sufi poem by the Persian Sufi poet Jami. Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami, (b. 1441 d. 1492), lived in what is today Afghanistan and Uzebekistan. The translator, Edward Fitzgerald, is best known for his translation of the Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam. This book […]

  •  Maner Sharif Fragrance of Sufism
    Maner Sharif Fragrance of Sufism
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    Maner Sharif Fragrance of Sufism

    Maner Sharif Fragrance of Sufism5 (100%) 2 votes Maner Sharif Fragrance of Sufism – for the young generation who are curious to know about sufism, sufis and the root of sufism in India “Khanqah Maner Sharif” .

  •  Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition
    Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition
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    Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition

    Salaat the Mode of Divine Proximity and RecognitionRate this post This book has dealt with the issues of the role of Salaat in connecting people to God the Creator and how this connection can become better qualitatively. Also in this book the answer of this question is provided: “why is this action regarded as the […]

  •  Salatul Layl (The Night Prayer)
    Salatul Layl (The Night Prayer)
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    Salatul Layl (The Night Prayer)

    Salatul Layl (The Night Prayer)Rate this post The book covers the method of reciting Salatul Layl (Shab, Tahajjud).

  •  Self Purification A reality in Brief
    Self Purification A reality in Brief
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    Self Purification A reality in Brief

    Self Purification A reality in BriefRate this post The greatest aim of Divine Messengers was to emphasize the importance of refinement, purification, and training of human selves. God-Almighty said in the Holy Qur’an: لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِن كَانُوا مِن قَبْلُ […]

  •  The Conference of the Birds
    The Conference of the Birds
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    The Conference of the Birds

    The Conference of the BirdsRate this post Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism – an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God – it describes […]

  •  The Enclosed Garden of Truth
    The Enclosed Garden of Truth
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    The Enclosed Garden of Truth

    The Enclosed Garden of TruthRate this post Sanai’s book The Enclosed Garden of the Truth, a treatise on God and the seekers journey to Him, forms one part of three highly influential early Sufi works. The others being Attar’s Conference of the Birds and Rumi’s Masnavi. Sanai’s work is considered to be the first to […]

  •  The Masnavi i Ma’navi
    The Masnavi i Ma’navi
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    The Masnavi i Ma’navi

    The Masnavi i Ma’naviRate this post This is the abridged Whinfield translation of the Masnavi. The Masnavi is an extensive poem by Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet. It is one of the best known and most influential works of both Sufism and Dari literature. The Masnavi is a series of six books […]

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