Archive for Temmuz, 2012

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The Inner Dimensions of Fasting

   Posted by: meryemnur   in Islam

The Inner Dimensions of Fasting

Three Grades

It should be known that there are three grades of Fasting: ordinary, special and extra-special.

Ordinary Fasting means abstaining from food, drink and sexual satisfaction.

Special Fasting means keeping one’s ears, eyes, tongue, hands and feet — and all other organs — free from sin.

Extra-special Fasting means fasting of the heart from unworthy concerns and worldly thoughts, in total disregard of everything but God, Great and Glorious is He. This kind of Fast is broken by thinking of worldly matters, except for those conducive to religious ends, since these constitute provision for the Hereafter and are not of this lower world. Those versed in the spiritual life of the heart have even said that a sin is recorded against one who concerns himself all day with arrangements for breaking his Fast. Such anxiety stems from lack of trust in the bounty of God, Great and Glorious is He, and from lack of certain faith in His promised sustenance.

To this third degree belong the Prophets, the true awliya and the intimates of God. It does not lend itself to detailed examination in words, as its true nature is better revealed in action. It consists in utmost dedication to God, Great and Glorious is He, to the neglect of everything other than God, Exalted is He. It is bound up with the significance of His words: ‘Say: “Allah (sent it down)”: then leave them to play in their vain discussions.’ [al-An'am,6:91]
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ZAWK 4994 TURN FRIEND TURN

   Posted by: Colleen   in Islam, Kulihvani

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Where is my behind, where is my front
Where is Kibla …Where is the direction towards
Give your cloud mane to the winds
Turn friend turn! Turn friend turn!

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A Day in Ramadan with the Prophet 

For a people enjoined and assured with the divine decree: “You have a good example in God’s Messenger for whoever hopes for God and the Last Day, and remembers God oft” (Qur’an, 33:21), the life of the Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan, the most sacred month on the Islamic calendar – as with his daily life during all other times of the year – demands great importance.

Just as Muslims are required to pray how he prayed, fast how he fasted, and turn to their Creator with utmost sincerity and devotion, they are instructed to make it their life’s endeavor to live as he lived, emulating him in each and every facet of their humanly existence.

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Natural Balance

   Posted by: Colleen   in Dr.Munir Derman(K.S), Islam

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“If mankind (son of Man) takes his occupation with nature to a further extreme, monsters will emerge. What we call civilization has created Nuclear Weapons.” [Prof.Dr.Munir Derman (k.s), 1986, A Friend of Allah says that Volume 5.]

“İnsanoğlu tabiat ile uğraşmasını aşırı ileri götürürse canavarlar hâsıl olur.
Nükleer silâhı medeniyet dediğimiz yarattı.”
[Prof.Dr.Munir Derman (k.s),Allah dostu Der ki 5.cilt, 1986]

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“The Fast of Ramadan”
Chapter 1
Balance

July 28, 1980

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Alif Allah XVI

   Posted by: admin   in Divine Love (Ilahi Ashq), SULTAN BA-HU

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Alif Allah XVI

Everyone prays
for faith
Only a few seek love __O Hu! Read the rest of this entry »

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SAYR-I SULOOK

   Posted by: Colleen   in Dr.Munir Derman(K.S), Islam

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SAYR-I SULOOK
Sayr: To go
Sulook: Resorts of making preparation by learning everything related to the path which one will go on. It is to learn the base, manner, discipline (tarbiya), and “adab-i muasharat” [1] for human being by going towards his own essence-reality (asl) in order to reach the point there, and to accomplish this.

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KEEP ALLAH ALIVE IN YOUR HEART

   Posted by: Colleen   in Islam, M.R Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (K.S)

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“My son, do not set out to measure the mind of another. If you understand his qualities, you will know. If they are good qualities, put them to good use within yourself.
If a person has evil qualities, avoid him. Do not linger and speak ill of him. The spoken word can be a fault, but an evil thought is a scar imprinted deep within you.
If you find fault with another, the fault will come back to you. When you assume God’s duties in performing judgment on another, you become guilty on two counts. First, for finding fault with another, and second, for usurping the function of God. Think of this.
The other man is doing what he came to do. You must also do what you came to do. If you have wisdom you will understand this. If not, find a man of wisdom and learn.”

[ Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (rh.a), Golden Words of a Sufi Sheikh, Word no: 310 ]

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HAND AND FOOT

   Posted by: Colleen   in Dr.Munir Derman(K.S), Islam

Resim“Of the Hand and foot, one of them is the map of the body, while another one is the map of the spirit and his own lawh-i mahfuz.
It is necessary to understand this.
Hand is (lawh-i mahfuz) of the spirit,
and foot is (lawh-i mahfuz) of the body. “
[Prof.Munir Derman (k.s), A Friend of ALLAH says that, Volume 2]
“El ve ayak her mahlûkun biri cesedin, diğeri ruhun haritası ve insanın kendi levh-i mahfuzudur.
Bunu anlamak gerek.
El, ruhun,
Ayak, cesedin…” [ Prof.Dr.Munir Derman (k.s) , Allah Dostu Der ki , 2.cilt]

 

Are You a SHADOW or BODY ?

 I recently became acquainted with a concept: “Regenerating the Sunna.” Not imitating the Sunna, but realizing it, bringing it to fruition, actualizing it. The concept implies not merely remembering the actions of Prophet Muhammad, but living and experiencing those behaviors in the here and now. It does not refer to remembrance of the Sunna through longing, but its manifestation as an aesthetic excitement within the body that breathes in the present moment. It brings to the agenda the reinvigoration of recollections as life and as being.

Generating Sunna: To give whole-hearted spirit to the Prophetic stance of the past, notwithstanding the ‘modern’ habits flashing by. Carrying (over) the Sunna to the here and now. Reconstructing the codes of a Muhammedan spirit and stance here and now.

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