Dervishood tells me

Dervishood tells me, you cannot become a dervish. So what can I tell you? You cannot become a dervish. A dervish needs a wounded heart and eyes full of tears. He needs to be...


The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi Order (4)

4) The loneliness in the crowd (Khalwat dar Anjuman) Khalwat means ‘retreat’. Tradition says that perfection is not to show miraculous powers but it is to sit in the midst of others, sell and...


Heart Connection

“Anytime you loose control over yourself, or you are in a difficult situation, you can be in contact with my heart immediately. If you just think about me there will be a relationship with...


The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi Order (3)

 3) The inner journey (Safar dar watan) It means “to travel towards your homeland”. In Persian and Arabic Safar means “journey”. In the tradition we call everyone sàfari, “travelers”, as the common destination of...


The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi Order (2)

2) Observe your own step (Nazar bar qadam) It means keeping the eyes lowered while walking, be careful with every step that you do. It also means to be present and to recognize when...


Follow Truth

You may belong to any religion, to any school of thought or to any nation, but you must follow Truth. You must accept truth. You must try to learn about Truth. You must try...



Al Mubdi’ He is the Originator Who sends out all things and their goodness, and Who is the Progenitor before Whom there was no order with Him.  So remember your divine origin, until you...


In your hands, in your heart

“I am speaking of a tale from our Grandsheikh Abdullah concerning this dunya and its value in front of Awliya, saints. The story happened in the time of Abdul Qadir Jilani, a great saint from a...


The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi order (1)

Among the eleven principles that guide the Naqshbandi dervish toward his spiritual realization, eight were coined by Khwaja ‘Abdul Khaliq al-Gujdawani (d. 1220). The last three principles were added by the great master Shah...


Expose yourself

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison