Category: Sufi stories

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The two street

In Eastern Armenia there was a little village with two parallel streets, called North Way and South Way, respectively. A traveler from afar walked down South Way, and soon resolved to visit the other...

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The Land of Truth

A certain man believed that the ordinary waking life, as people know it, could not possibly be complete. He sought the real Master of the Age. He read many books and joined many circles,...

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The Sultan and the Sheikh

Many years ago the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire visited one of the great sheikhs of Istanbul. He was deeply impressed with the wisdom and sincerity of the Sheikh and began coming regularly to...

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The dervish and the gold

A dervish was praying silently. A wealthy merchant, observing the dervish’s devotion and sincerity, was deeply touched by him. The merchant offered the drevish a bag of gold. “I know you will use the...

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The tiger and the fox

A fox who lived in the deep forest of long ago had lost its front legs. No one knew how: perhaps escaping from a trap. A man who lived on the edge of the...

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The Sufi and the dog

A man dressed as a Sufi was walking along one day when he saw a dog on the road, which he struck hard with his staff. The dog, yelping with pain, ran to the...

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The donkey

A Man and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a Donkey for...

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Sufi story: the locksmith

Once there lived a metalworker, a locksmith, who was unjustly accused of crimes and was sentenced to a deep, dark prison. After he had been there awhile, his wife who loved him very much...

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Sufi story: A wish to Arif

A man died far from his home, and in the portion of his will which he had available for bequest, he left in these words: “Let the community where the land is situated take...

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Sufi story: the oath

A man who was troubled in mind once swore that if his problems were solved, he would sell his house and give all the money gained from it to the poor.The time came when...