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Dirt — Shams Tabrizi

Dirt

The real dirt is not outside, but inside, in our hearts.

We can wash all stains with water.

The only ones we can’t remove is the grudge and the bad intentions sticking to our hearts.

—Shams Tabrizi

Belong — Rumi

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“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” — Rumi

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Satisfaction —- Rumi

Lover of Knoweldge

Two there are, who are never satisfied ;

The lover of the world and the lover of Knowledge. —– Rumi

Ocean — Kabir

Ocean

 

“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” —Kabir

 

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Emptiness — Shams Tabrizi

Emptiness

“When everyone is trying to be something, be nothing.

Range with emptiness.

Human should be like a pot.

As the pot is hold by its emptiness inside,

human is hold by the awareness of his nothingness.”   —- Shams Tabrizi

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The Wait — Rumi

The Wait

One day your heart will take you to your Lover.
One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved.
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your
pain will become your cure. —-Rumi

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Teacher — Shams Tabrizi

Teacher

There are more fake guides,
teachers in the world than stars.
The real guide is the one who makes you see your inner beauty,
not the one who wants to be admired and followed.            ——— Shams Tabrizi

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Drunk —Rumi

Every question I ask is about you,
Every step I take is towards you.
I slept well last night
but I woke up drunk.
I must have dreamt about you. —Rumi

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I am a pagan and a worshiper of love: the creed (of Muslims) I do not need;
Every vein of mine has become taunt like a wire,
the (Brahman’s) girdle I do not need.
Leave from my bedside, you ignorant physician !
The only cure for the patient of love is the sight of his beloved –
other than this no medicine does he need.
If there be no pilot in our boat, let there be none:
We have god in our midst: the sea we do not need.
The people of the world say that Khusrau worships idols.
So he does, so he does; the people he does not need,
the world he does not need. —- Amir Khusrau

 

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Bride by Amir Khusro

You’ve taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance.
By making me drink the wine of love-potion,
You’ve intoxicated me by just a glance;
My fair, delicate wrists with green bangles in them,
Have been held tightly by you with just a glance.
I give my life to you, Oh my cloth-dyer,
You’ve dyed me in yourself, by just a glance.
I give my whole life to you Oh, Nijam,
You’ve made me your bride, by just a glance. —-Amir Khusro

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sufism

Classical Sufi scholars have defined Sufism as “a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God.” Alternatively, in the words of the renowned Darqawi Sufi teacher Ahmad ibn Ajiba, “a science through which one can know how to travel into the presence of the Divine, purify one’s inner self from filth, and beautify it with a variety of praiseworthy traits.”

During the primary stages of Sufism, Sufis were characterised by their particular attachment to dhikr “remembrance [of God]” and asceticism. Sufism arose among pious Muslims as a reaction against the worldliness of the early Umayyad Caliphate (661-750 CE). The Sufi movement has spanned several continents and cultures over a millennium, at first expressed through Arabic, then through Persian, Turkish and a dozen other languages. ṭuruq “Orders”, either Sunnī or Shī‘ī in doctrine, trace their origins from the Islamic Prophet Muhammad through his cousin ‘Alī, or from Abu Bakr.

According to some modern proponents, such as Idries Shah, the Sufi philosophy is universal in nature, its roots predating the arising of Islam and the other modern-day religions; likewise, some Muslims feel that Sufism is outside the sphere of Islam, although some scholars of Islam contend that it is simply the name for the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam.

Sufism has a heavy influence in south Asia and Iran region . In India many conversions into Islam took place via sufis such as Muslim rajputs, muslim marwaris , muslim jats , muslim gujjars, muslim khatri . the conversions were usually in the northen India where sufism holds great importance.Though the history books are filled with another account of conversion which was done with force, that conversion has nothing to with Sufism but to do with Aurangzeb’s authoritarian Islamist rule of India.

In India sufism is seen as something which unities many religions and its teaching of tolerance is also the reason for its wingspreads.

There are many great sufi scholoras that have lived among us, a few namely are:

  1. Hazrath Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki RA (Delhi)
  2. Hazrath Makhdoom Allauddin Ali Ahmed “Sabir” RA (Kalyar)
  3. Hazrath Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia “Mehboob Elahi” RA (Delhi)
  4. Hazrath Khwaja Naseeruddin Mahmood “Roshan Chirag” RA (Delhi)
  5. Kabir
  6. Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi (1203-1273)
  7. Baba Sheikh Farid(1173 – 1266)
  8. Bulleh Shah (1680 – 1758)
  9. Farid ud-Din Attar (1120- 1220)
  10. Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006 – 1088)
  11. Ahmad al-Alawi (1869 – 1934)
  12. Omar Khayyam (11th Century)
  13. Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Mu’īnuddīn Chishtī (1141-1230)

The above sufi saints ar those who span many continents but have just one message: peace and love !

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