Category: Sufi stories

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Sufi story: the dragon

A so-called dragon hunter went to the mountains to trap a dragon. He searched the mountains and finally discovered the frozen body of a great dragon in a cave high up one of the...

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Sufi story: Jamali

The Indian Sufi Jamali was very fond of travelling and embarked on long journeys. He was a famed poet who was even known in Herat. After visiting Mecca and Medina Jamali visited the Maghrib,...

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Sufi story: the sparrow and the nightingale

Once upon a time here was a happy couple. In their union reigned love, real one. In the morning when they used to get up, they kissed each other’s hand. They were having breakfast together, they used to pour the...

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Sufi story: The Elephant and the blind men

Once there was a city, the inhabitants of which were all blind. They had heard of elephants and were curious to see [sic] one face to face. They were still full of this desire...

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Sufi story: The hundredth head

There was once a man who had come to kill without remorse ninety-nine people. But one day he suddenly felt something in heart, a touch, and decided to put an end to the unhealthy spiral. He...

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Sufi Story: The Shaykh and the Maharaja

A great Shaykh from North India, Khwaja Chisti Muhoinuddin (1141-1230) (his secret be sanctified), one day received a letter by the Maharaja of the place, saying that  he had heard about him, that he was curious to meet him, and that...

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Sufi story: the true blessing

Once upon a time there was a man who had inherited an incredibly beautiful horse. It was so special that the king heard about it and offered him an exorbitant sum for it. The...

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Sufi story: The lesson

  One day, King of Magadha (a state in ancient India) called upon his growing son (prince heir to the throne) and asked him to go to Ashram (a place like present days boarding...

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Sufi story: the Search for a Master

A man went in search of a Master. He was ready to go around the world, but he was determined to find the Master, the true Master, the Perfect Master. Outside his village he met...

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Sufi story: What is needed

Una volta Sultân Abû Yazîd Bistâmî, viaggiando con i suoi discepoli venne a trovarsi nei pressi di un villaggio lontano in cui nessuno lo conosceva. Si stava facendo buio e uno dei discepoli gli...