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“The bundle of misery”

  A man used to call every night to God and he would pray the same prayer. Again and again he would ask, “Do one favor for me, at least one favor — and...

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The guest

Nasrudin heard a knock at his door one night. He opened the door, and the man standing there said, “Mullah, can you help a brother out and provided me with some shelter for the...

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46. YA HAKIM

Al-Hakim The Wise Exalted and Glorious And if you slide back after the clear signs have come to you, then know that Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.  (2:209) And if Allah had wished, He could...

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45. YA WASI’

Al-Wasi’ The All-Embracing Exalted and Glorious To Allah belongs the east and the west, so wherever you turn there is the Face of Allah.  Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing.  (2:115)...

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Mathematics

While Nasrudin was staying in another town, a local man asked him what three times two was. “Four,” Nasrudin replied. “You are wrong,” the man said. “The answer is six.” “Actually,” explained Nasrudin, “I...

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The Magician

  Gurdjieff used to tell a parable…. There was a magician who was also a shepherd. He had thousands of sheep to look after and he was a very miserly man so he didn’t...

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44. YA MUJIB

Al-Mujib The Responsive Exalted and Glorious He brought you forth from the earth and settled you therein, then ask forgiveness of Him and turn to Him in repentance.  Certainly, my Lord is Near, Responsive. ...

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How does the master guide the disciple?

The masters are not ordinary people, they come with a power in their heart and they take us because we are on their list. Every soul is entrusted to the hands of a master....

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The needle and the scissors

It is reported in the life of a great Sufi mystic, Farid, that a king came to see him. He had brought a present for him: a beautiful pair of scissors, golden, studded with...

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43. YA RAQIB

Al-Raqib The Watchful Exalted and Glorious Oh mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person and from him He created his wife, and from them both He created many...