07 • The Jewels of Taṣawwuf {Purification of the Soul}

A Friend of Allah

A Friend of Allah
November 7, 2016 Comments Off on A Friend of Allah

A friend of Allah must have affection like the sun. When the sun rises, it is beneficial to all irrespective of whether they are Muslim, Christian, or Hindu. A friend of God must be generous like a river. We all ... Read More »

Giving Yourself a Rest

Giving Yourself a Rest
January 27, 2016 Comments Off on Giving Yourself a Rest

This may be one of the best quotes ever. Imam ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari, May Allah have mercy on his soul, said: “Aspiration which rushes on ahead cannot break through the walls of destiny. Give yourself a rest from managing! When ... Read More »

Abandoning

Abandoning
January 25, 2016 Comments Off on Abandoning

Another amazing Jewel by one of the most underrated scholars of all time. Imam as-Samarqandi related that Yahya bin Mu’adh, May Allah have mercy upon their souls, said: “Abandoning excesses in life is hard, but abandoning Paradise is harder. Know ... Read More »

Loving the Beloved

Loving the Beloved
August 20, 2015 Comments Off on Loving the Beloved

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Seek Help From an Expert

Seek Help From an Expert
August 17, 2015 Comments Off on Seek Help From an Expert

Have you not heard? 🙂 [Sultan al-Awliyah], Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Qaddas’ Allahu Sirrahu, gives good advice when he said: “Learn this art of farming [the path of spirituality] by its farmers/experts, the friends of Allah [Awliya Allah] and do ... Read More »

The Power of Love

The Power of Love
August 5, 2015 Comments Off on The Power of Love

“Today all people of the world need love. People need to find love and live love..Today some people change their religions into a tool to hate or degrade. Some erect walls of hate under the banner of love and under ... Read More »

Four Aspects

Four Aspects
August 1, 2015 Comments Off on Four Aspects

Imam Abu’l Hasan as-Shadhili {May Allah sanctify his secret} said: Sincerity has only four aspects: 1} What sincerity is; 2} who the sincere person is; 3} in what he is sincere; and 4} toward whom he is sincere. It is ... Read More »

Circles in the Sky

Circles in the Sky
July 11, 2015 Comments Off on Circles in the Sky

“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they are given wings.” ~ Maulana Rumi {May Allah have mercy upon him} Read More »

Born With Wings

Born With Wings
July 10, 2015 Comments Off on Born With Wings

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” ~ Maulana Rumi {May Allah have mercy upon him} Read More »

Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns
July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Roses & Thorns

“A friend of Allah can have a rose and will pick off the thorns before handing it to you, and the one who does not know the reality of the rose will try to cut you with it.” —Ustadh Luqman ... Read More »