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

A Sincere Person

A Sincere Person
November 13, 2018 No Comments »

Imam Junayd al-Salik, Allah sanctify his secret, said: “A sincere person changes forty times a day while the hypocritical show-off stays as he is for forty years.” Imam al-Nawawi, explains: “The meaning of this is that the sincere person moves ... Read More »

A Friend of Allah

A Friend of Allah
November 7, 2016 No Comments »

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 No Comments »

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 No Comments »

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 No Comments »

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Seek Help From an Expert

Seek Help From an Expert
August 17, 2015 No Comments »

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 No Comments »

“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 No Comments »

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 No Comments »

“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 No Comments »

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