Tag Archives: Sufism & Syria

Perspectives on “Love” from an inner point of view

When you love someone you believe them, blindly. “Love is blind,” many would describe a lover who does not see the faults of his/her lover. Love is the function of the heart. There are two hearts, the muscle that pumps … Continue reading

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How the Ant with the Broken Leg Got to Mecca

By Sheikh Nazim Al-Haqqani Every person from among mankind may attain divine stations. The Way is not barred to anyone: we are all candidates for the position of “Deputy of God on Earth.” The holy verse is clear enough: “Oh … Continue reading

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Looking for Sufi teachings? You can watch them live online

Sufilive.com is the website where Sheikh Nazim Al-Haqqani, who leads the Sufi Naqshbandi Path, gives daily “suhbas” (talks). Sheikh Nazim was trained to assume his spiritual powers by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daghistani, whose maqam and mosque are on the holy Jebal … Continue reading

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Refusing to believe

The Truth Within We live in a century where science is the Ace, the Last Word, the Final Judge, the Arbitrator. So many people feel confused and out-of-sorts because the rationale of the century contradicts with their “inner feelings,” “hearts,” … Continue reading

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Jesus descending Damascus at Umayad Eastern Minaret

Damascus, Sufi heart of the world, is where Prophet Jesus (Isa) Allayhi al-Salam, will appear towards the end of time, according to Sufi literature. Ibn Arabi, the famous Sufi Sheikh whose tomb is located at the foot of Jebal Qasyoon, … Continue reading

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When mothers rule: The right of women to choose from a Sufi perspective

When mothers rule The right to choose from a Sufi perspective Motherhood in Sufism has a distinct set-up that varies greatly from what I like to call “TV-branded popular Islam.” In the Naqshbandi path, thriving in Damascus and the path … Continue reading

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Finding the perfect recipe for short lived happiness

It’s not the chocolate Witabex bits, nor is it the Gitanes cigarette kick that just happened, it’s detachment that brings about the dizzy sense of happiness. The little pleasures life can offer are intensified by our ability and readiness to … Continue reading

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Allaaaaaah!

It’s popular belief among Sufis that Damascus is the Spiritual Sufi capital of the world. Ibn Arabi is buried in Damascus along with a huge number of “Awliya,” whose knowledge, love and history are threads that weave into the fabric … Continue reading

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By the river Barada, I knelt down and cried

To the river Barada, on the occasion of two rain showers only, ever since winter announced itself: When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When actions come from another section, the … Continue reading

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