Category: Practice

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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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The story of a disciple

Junayd used to tell his disciples, “When I met my master, the master never looked at me for three years. I was sitting from morning till evening. So many people were coming and going...

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To cultivate the right intention

To cultivate the right intention is very important, because intentions are from the Unseen World, not from the Material World. Intention (niyyah) consists of three letters: Nun, which represents nurullah, the Light of God; ya, which represents yadullah, the...

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9. YA JABBAR

  Al-Jabbar The Irresistible 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...

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The Tea-house

A man of understanding spoke to the tea merchants and tea drinkers. “The one who tastes, knows. The one who tastes not, knows not. Don’t speak of a heavenly beverage; offer it at your...

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What is style?

Creativity brings us closer to the Creator. What can give us more joy than creativity? Creating is a spiritual act. Not only the art is creative, it is the way we eat, we walk, we speak, we...

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What does it mean sunnah?

Sunnah means the ‘path’ or ‘example’, the whole of rules of life, the habits and the usual precepts of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) that have been transmitted to us about many situations, practically in every...

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Travelling

To travel is sunnah: it enriches you and makes spiritual openings possible. You can always see if someone has traveled. One night in Damascus is worth more than seventy nights of prayer, it is...

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BROTHERHOOD

In the Sufi path there is an individual practice and a community practice. The main motto of our way is: ” Our path is based on gathering and all the goodness comes by the congregation...