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11. YA KHALIQ

Al-Khaliq The Creator Exalted and Glorious Such is Allah, your Lord! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things.  (6:102) Say: “Allah is the Creator of all things.”  (13:16) And remember...

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Why do the dervishes pray?

God invites us to pray because this is our service. To get closer to the King, you must serve him. When it comes the time for prayer the dervishes align up in serried ranks, shoulder to shoulder, side...

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Hodja Mullah Nasruddin: the smile

The King and Nasrudin were in a foreign town. “Nasruddin” said the king, “let us stroll incognito in the city streets and see how it is like.” Nasrudin readily agreed and they went. People...

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The lion

The lion who breaks the enemy’s rank is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. Rumi

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The Story of the Holy Shadow

There once lived a saint so good that the angels came from heaven to see how a man could be so godly. This saint went about his daily life diffusing virtue as the stars...

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The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi order

Hazrat ‘Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani (q.a.s.) coined the following eight phrases which are now considered the principles of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. Shah Bahuddin Naqshbandi (q.a.s.) added the last three principles: 1. Conscious Breathing (“Hosh...

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10. YA MUTAKABBIR

Al-Mutakabbir The Majestic Exalted and Glorious He is Allah beside Whom none has the right to be worshipped but He, the King, the Holy, the One Free from all Defects, the Giver of Security,...

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What does it mean to be a servant?

The role of the servant is the most relaxing, you let it go and you are inside the will of God, His wisdom, you live in His kingdom, what do you want more? There, the ego can...

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Hodja Mullah Nasruddin: the shrine

Mulla Nasrudin’s father was the highly-respected keeper of a shrine, the burial-place of a great master which was a place of pligrimage attracting the Seekers After Truth. In the usual course of events, Nasrudin...

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You can muffle the drum…

You can muffle the drum, And you can loosen the strings of  the lute, But who shall command the nightingale not to sing? Khalil Gibran