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The Signs of a Shaikh-e-Kamil (The Perfect and Qualified Shaikh)


ByShaikh Muhammad Masihullah Khan Sherwani Jalalabadi ( رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎ ) A Shaikh is one who has full knowledge and experience of spiritual ailments (amradh-e-batinah), attributes of vice and virtue (akhlaq-e-razeelah and akhlaq-e-hameedah), their characteristics (khawas) and their effects (ta’theerat). He should further be able to distinguish between their similarities and he must have perfect ability […]

Ibn Arabi – A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection


‘Whoever recites this prayer will be like the sun and the moon among the stars’ This is a much-loved prayer  by Ibn Arabi. The Dawr al-a’la (‘The Most Elevated Cycle’),  also known as the Hizb al-Wiqaya (‘The Prayer of Protection’), is a prayer of remarkable power and beauty. It is said that whoever  reads it […]

What is Sufism ?

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Annemarie Schimmel – Mystical Dimensions of Islam In recent years many books have been published on Sufism and the spiritual life in Islam. Each of them has touched upon a different facet, for the phenomenon usually called Sufism is so broad and its appearance so protean that nobody can venture to describe it fully. Like […]

The Sufi path

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William C. Chittick More than a thousand years ago, a teacher called Ali the son of Ahmad, who hailed from the town of Bushanj in eastern Persia, complained that few people had any idea of what “Sufism” was all about. “Today,” he said, speaking Arabic, “Sufism is a name without a reality, but it used […]

Allah’s Magestic Name of al-Wadud (وَدُودٌ)

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A talk given by Sh Yasir Qadhi on June 14 2016 at the Memphis Islamic Center Allah’s Magestic Name of al-Wadud (وَدُودٌ) Regarding the beautiful and majestic names of our Creator and of the names that are mentioned in the Quran is the name al-Wadud. The name al-Wadud comes from the verb ‘Wadda’ (وَدَّ). And […]

General loud dhikr is clearly proven from many Ahadith


General loud dhikr is clearly proven from many Ahadith. See the following Hadith: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ مَلاَئِكَةً يَطُوفُونَ فِي الطُّرُقِ يَلْتَمِسُونَ أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا قَوْمًا يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ تَنَادَوْا: هَلُمُّوا إِلَى حَاجَتِكُمْ ” قَالَ: «فَيَحُفُّونَهُمْ بِأَجْنِحَتِهِمْ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا» قَالَ: ” فَيَسْأَلُهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ، وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ مِنْهُمْ، مَا يَقُولُ عِبَادِي؟ قَالُوا: يَقُولُونَ: يُسَبِّحُونَكَ وَيُكَبِّرُونَكَ وَيَحْمَدُونَكَ وَيُمَجِّدُونَكَ…..  “Verily […]