… may the peace light and blessings of Allah be with you !!! al hum do li la for the true seeker on the true tariqat of the sufi way! sufism is the inner esoteric way of islam. sufism is a path of love. sufism is the science of taskiya tul nafs(purification of the soul-self). all of the ancient islamic scholars accepted sufism as an authentic aspect of islam. it is only the modern day scholars that do not accept it. sufism is a part of the sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad alay he salam. sufism accepts the truth of all religions and is founded in religious tolerance.
SUFI MASTER BAWA MUHAIYADEEN
you have asked many good questions. on the sufi path, yes a seeker must have a shaikh. there are many dangers on this path. the true master/ shaikh, holds the clear road map for the traveler that enables them to safely walk the path and avoid the dangers/pitfalls of the path. in islam there is no monasticism. our beloved prophet Muhammad alay he salam has said “he/she who does not marry is not of me.” my shaikh once told me “i can only take a disciple so far who is not married.” it is recommended for you to marry if you can but remember that a partner who is not on the path can be a hindrance to the path.
time is of the essence. try to find a spiritual guide of the sufi way to help you walk this tariqat. in sufism there are 4 main levels: shariat, tariqat, haqiqat and marifat. my advice to you is to study these 4 main branches of the path, and then look for a shaikh who is a master of all 4 levels.
thank you for your questions. lets keep in contact. feel free to ask any questions you have. in islam we are one family. let there be love between all of the ummah of our beloved nabi Muhamad peace and blessings be upon him and his family!!!!
love and light to you—– sufi ananda
the temple is full of idols
365 to be exact
where is the Holy place
where God can be worshiped
there is no room in the temple
the church, mosque, and sinagoge are full
where can God be worshiped???
the temple referred to in this poem in the heart. if the heart is full, where is the room for God? the heart is the house of God. Noble Drew Ali said that “the closest place to meet Allah is in the heart.” the heart is the meeting place between heaven and earth. when our beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be uopn Him) went to the Kabba in Mecca, he found 365 idols inside the Kabba. the prophet removed all of the idols from the Kabba to establish the worship of the One God. the Kabba is symbolic of the heart of man. the heart of man is full of idols: money, property, family ties, race, religion, ego, pride, lust, greed and anger. in order to know and worship God “everything MUST go.”
eye love it when eye visit a store that is going out of business. they always have a sign in the window that says “everything MUST go.” this sign has an inner esoteric meaning and always makes my heart smile because it is a reminder to me to empty out my heart of all other than GOD…..Buddhism has the concept of “becoming empty.” in the beautiful heart sutra of Buddhism it says that all forms are empty, and what we think to be empty has form. the concepts, ideas, and images that we hold in our minds have forms. the forms that we see on the outside are empty. the heart must be made empty of all other thoughts apart from the thought of God.
God has said in one hadith Qudsi “remember Me inside of yourself, and I will remember you inside of Myself.” what does this mean to a mystic on the path of Light???? God and the Self are ONE. there is no separation between the true Self and God. “thou shalt have no other Gods before me.”-Old Testament. the false idols that we hold in our hearts and minds become false gods that cover the true Self that IS God. when we remove all of these false ideas and concepts other than God from our temple/heart, the Light of the true Self, which is God will shine…”everything MUST go.” Living in the Light of Love…sufi ananda
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