Archive for Aralık, 2011

The Prophet’s Tolerance

Coming from the Arabic root samaha, musamaha (tolerance) means to forgive and to pardon. The word hosgoru is used in Turkish and the word tolerance in English. As a term, it is used for the understanding and gentle behavior towards everyone, without prejudice, of someone who is mature and good-intentioned. Truly this is a high virtue possessed only by people of superior morality. Both too much and too little of tolerance can lead to harmful results.

Moral principles have an important place in the divine messages of prophets brought from Allah’s presence. Tolerance has a unique place among these moral principles. The religion brought by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) being named “Islam” shows that, along with other meanings, it is a religion of forgiveness and tolerance. In fact, it is also possible to find meanings like peace and reconciliation among the different meanings of the word Islam.

Let’s look at some of the verses in the Quran related to this topic: “(The righteous are) those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men; for God loves those who do good.” (1)  “Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancor: fear God, for God is strict in punishment.”(2) The believers are but a single brotherhood: so make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear God, that ye may receive mercy.” (3)“O ye who believe! Truly, among your wives and your children are (some that are) enemies to yourselves: so beware of them! But if ye forgive and overlook, and cover up (their faults), verily God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (4) Read the rest of this entry »

Seventeenth Discourse from Futuh al-Ghaib

On how the contact [wusul] with Allah is attained

 The Shaikh (may Allah be well pleased with him, and grant him contentment) said:

When you attain the contact with Allah and get close to Him through His attraction and His helpful guidance–what is meant by attaining the contact with Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) is that you make your exit from the sphere of creation, from passion and will and desire, and become securely linked to His action, so that no movement of yours affects either you or His creation unless by His decree, at His command and through His action this is the state of annihilation [fana'], which is another term for that contact. But attaining to the contact with Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) is not like what we ordinarily understand by making contact with one of His creatures.

There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. (42:11)

The Creator is far above comparison with His creatures or analogy with His artifacts. When someone attains to the contact with Him (Almighty and Glorious is He), that person becomes known, through His introduction, to others who have already experienced the contact. In each case the experience is unique and peculiar to the individual concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

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WELL THEN ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?

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WELL,THEN ARE YOU RELIGIOUS?

“….Standing and facing this magnificent existence by a magnificent conscious and trying to find its meaning is not only the hobby of the Mystics but the job of everyone who has a mind.
Therefore, now for the sake of this evident reality, I am not answering to the question of “Well, then are you religious?”. I know that they are going to categorize me and put me aside by labelling me as “religious” [Senai Demirci]

“…Bu muhteşem varoluş karşısında muhteşem bir bilinçle durmanın anlamını bulmak kafası olan herkesin işidir, “mistik”lerin hobisi değil.
İşte bu yüzden, işte bu apaçık gerçek hatırına, “Peki sen dindar mısın?” sorusuna cevap vermiyorum. Biliyorum ki, “dindar” sıfatıyla kategorize edecekler beni, bir kenara koyacaklar….”
[Senai Demirci]

 

I WORE THE CLOAK (KHIRQA) OF MALAMAT
WHAT IS IT TO THEM? (for video , please see the link: Haydar Haydar)

I wore the cloak (khirqa) of Malamat
I wore it my self on my back
I smashed the bottle of “shame and honour” on the stone
What is it to them?

Sometimes I ascend to the heaven
And I watch (sayr[*]) the Universe (alam)
Sometimes I descend on the earth
And the Universe (alam) watches me Read the rest of this entry »

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All things (ashya) are one “wujud” [1]
The “Ayn”
[2] of the things (ashya) is HUDÂ [3]
What is seen is always “Huwiyyat (manifested/outer identity of ‘HU’)”
There is nothing other than HUDÂ

[Diwan-i-Sunullah Ghaybi Baba (k.s), 17th Century, Couplet No: 1] Read the rest of this entry »

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Ara

BENEFITS OF BARLEY

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BENEFITS OF BARLEY

Whenever a person of the family of Muhammad (SAW) fell sick then it was ordered that the barley gruel should be prepared for him. Then Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to state

“it(barley) removes the grief of the patients heart, removes its weakness as any of you removes the dirt from your face after washing it”. (Ibn Maja) Read the rest of this entry »

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GOLDEN WORDS OF A SUFI SHEIKH – WORD NO.314
FIRKA-I NAJIYA:

My son, the human generation consists of seventy-three groups [1]. Three of them say they have the faith, certitude, and determination in God which is known as iman. Of these three groups, the people in one group say they love land, gold, and women — and also God.
Those in the second group, although they have faith in God, place their trust in themselves, their titles, and their own abilities. They praise themselves and always claim that their actions are correct.
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