Sunday, October 26

What is a Sufi?

The Sufi is not the one who is always carrying the prayer rug, nor the one who is wearing patched clothes, nor the one who keeps certain customs and appearances; but the Sufi is the one to whom everyone's focus is drawn, although he is hiding himself.'

Abul Hassan Ali ibn Jafar Al-Kharqani,
the great Naqshbandi Master, may Allah sanctify his soul & bless his secret

Prophet Muhammed's Words

Holy Prophet (SAW) Said:

1) Four things that make your body sick:

a) Excessive talking
b) Excessive sleeping
c) Excessive eating and
d) Excessive meeting other people

2) Four things that destroys the body:

a) Worrying
b) Sorrow (Sadness/Grief)
c) Hunger
d) Sleeping late in the night

3) Four things that dry the face & take away its happiness:

a) Lying
b) Being disrespectful / impudent (insisting on something wrong knowingly)
c) Arguing without adequate knowledge & Information.
d) Excessive immorality (doing something wrong without fear).

4) Four things that increases the wetness of face & its happiness:

a) Piety
b) Loyalty
c) Generosity (being kind)
d) To be helpful to others without he/she asking for that.

5) Four things that stop the Rizq (Sustenance):

a) Sleeping in the morning (from Fajr to sunrise)
b) Not Performing Namaz or Ir-regular in Prayers
c) Laziness / Idleness
d) Treachery / Dishonesty

6) Four things that bring / increase the Rizq:

a) Staying up in the night for prayers.
b) Excessive Repentance
c) Regular Charity
d) Zikr (Remembrance of Allah / God).

The Holy Prophet (SAW), Also said to communicate to others even if you
listen One Verse (Ayah) & this one verse will stand on the Day of
Judgment for intercession.

The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, Stop doing everything during the Azaan,
even reading the Quran, the person who talks during the Azaan will
not be able to say the Kalima AShah ad a on his/her death bed....

Please pass this message to Muslims... READ THIS DUAA FOR BETTER LIFE*

Allahumma- inni- ala- Zikr-ika -wa Shuk-rika wa husni-ib ad -atika

A very powerful Dua'a has been presented to you. Imagine if 1000 people
read it just because of you. Jazakallah. BECAUSE ONLY you will seek

Friday, October 24

The Prophet of Islam and Tassawuf

The Sufis have always believed that the reality that constitutes Sufism issued from the inner meaning of the Qurān and the inner nature of the Prophet. 

According to Sufism, Muhammad is at the origin of the silsilah, or the chain of spiritual descent of every Sufi order, and Sufis believe that he was both the perfect prophet and the perfect saint (walī). Upon his death, the prophetic function came to an end, but the saintly power (walāyah/wilāyah) continued and was transmitted through Alī bin Abi talib A.S and others to later generations so that the journey along the spiritual path could be made. Sufis, as well as Shʿites, believe that there is a prophetic light called the Muhammadan Light (al-nūr al-muḥammadī), which, originating from the Prophet, will continue to shine through the later saints and, for the Shīites, the imams until the end of the world. Sufis also identify the inner reality of the Prophet, or the Muhammadan Reality (al-ḥaqīqat al-muḥammadiyyah), with God’s first creation, which became finally manifested on earth in his last prophet, who once said, “I was a prophet when Adam was between water and clay.” The love of the Prophet plays an especially central role in Sufism, and litanies consisting of his names and qualities form an integral part of Sufi practice. 

Indeed, the Muhammadan grace (al-barakāt al-muḥammadiyyah) is said to be nowhere stronger than in the spiritual practices of the Sufis when they celebrate the divine names and seek to remember God with the help of the Prophet. Sufis take great pride in calling themselves “the poor” (al-fuqarā) because Muhammad said, “Poverty is my pride.” The Miʿrāj, or Nocturnal Ascent, of the Prophet is the prototype of all spiritual wayfaring in Islam, and no group in Islamic society has been as conscientious as the Sufis in emulating the Prophet as the perfect saint and what later Sufis were to call the Perfect or Universal Man (al-insān al-kāmil).

Sufism trains the individual on the lines of the life of Prophet Muhammad, on the principles of Hazrat Ali and the patience of Hazrat Hussain son of Hazrat Ali A.S and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalla hu alaiyhe wassalam

Wednesday, October 22

The Internal neglected self

When you are occupied with outward forms, you lose the meanings. Therefore, the one who is occupied by looking at outward things by externals is going to lose his inner life.

Religion is not only an external structure which has outward forms but it has an inner reality too. Now in our time our scholars are making Islam, only an outward form and are speaking on and on about those magnificent forms from the outward aspect. But they can’t imagine how magnificent it is inside.

However it is so difficult to enter into the internal side. There are guardians, asking from those who are trying to enter, an identity card and asking them, “To whom do you belong? What is this identity card?” If a person shows an identity card saying, “Servant of his Lord,” and if it is signed by the Prophet Muhammad (sal), and by his sheikh, he may enter; if he has a real identity card of being ‘abd-Allah, the servant of Allah Almighty, then the doors will be opened for him to go in. But if his identity card shows, “This is a worker for devils,” or “A slave of his ego,” or “A slave of this life or of dunya (the material world),” he is refused; he can’t enter. Whoever is sometimes for his ego, sometimes for Satan, sometimes for dunya, sometimes for hawa, a slave to his desires, never gets in.

Therefore it is so difficult for a person to be successful, to make himself free from the hands of his ego and from dunya or from the hands of Satan. Therefore we must consider what is in Islam. We must look at that magnificent structure, the edifice of Islam, to see what is in it and what it is for. For what is Islam, for what purpose? What is the main goal of Islam, of Iman, of praying and of fasting? Are they ends in themselves? Yes, we must know.

Worshipping is not an end in itself. They are not ends but rather they are the means of taking you to your Lord’s Divine Presence by making you His obedient servant. And to be an obedient servant takes you into His Divine Presence.

Tuesday, October 21

Deep Quotes

"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world." - Brandi Snyder
" That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet." - Emily Dickinson
If we want things to change for the better, we have to be the miracle." - Unknown
" I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful." - Bob Hope
" We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath." - Unknown

Monday, October 20

Naqshbandi Zikr, Shaikh Nazim

Zikr 16 Ekim/October 2008, Sultanul Evlia Seyh Muhammed Nazim El-Hakkani hz. Lefke-Kibris/Cyprus.

Great Zikr.

Method of praying Qaza Salahs Quickly

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If someone have missed Salahs in their account. Either one time's or of many years, they must pray their Qaza as soon as possible. Salah is a Fard and not forgiven. On the day of judgement Salah will be the first thing asked about.
For the people who have many years of missed Salahs. There is a way to pray them quickly. Following instructions have four exeptions and has all Fards and Wajibs for a complete Salat. Please pray your Qaza as soon as possible. Even of you could pray one days Qaza Salahs every day which are only 20 rakahs (3 wajib witr), please do it. It only takes few mins to perform 20 rakahs according to the following instructions.

1) In Ruku and Sajdah instead of reciting "Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem" and "Subhaana Rabbiyal A'la" three times, say it only once. But make sure do not leave Ruku poster untill the Meem (M) of Azeem has been said properly. Similarly do not leave the posture of Sajdah until Ala has been said completely. Just make sure to say these Tasbeehaat properly and do not rush.

2) In third and four Rakah of Fard Salah instead of reciting the whole Soorah Fatiha say, "Subhan Allah" three times and go to Ruku, . Make sure "Subhan Allah" has been recited three times properly, do not rush. This exeption is only for Fard. In third rakah of Witr it's a must to recite full Soorah Fatiha followed by at least three ayahs of Quran or a soorah (as we usually do in first and second rakah).

3) In last Qaidah (when we sit for Attahyyat) before Salam, after Attahyyat instead of full Durood and Dua just say, "Allah Humma Salle Ala Sayedena Mohammad Wa Aalihi", then finish the Salat with Salam. Dua is not a must here.

4) In Witr, instead of full Dua-e-Qunoot just say "Rabbigh Fir Lee" one or three times.

(Fatawa Rizvia, Part 3, Page 622)

Friday, October 3


Looking thoroughly at our daily activities, we understand that we conduct most of them subconsciously and easily at definite periods. However, sometimes we like to extend them or to make their effects last permanently. Devotion and submission to our kind Creator is one of such activities that, in fact, faces many ups and downs during our lifetime. Such submission takes a special flavor during the holy month of Ramadhan. But making it last and the development of its effects to the entire lifetime remains for some of us as a hope or even an untouchable dream. How can we really make such devotion and submission enduring?

Basically, the tasks that we logically contemplate and ponder on to realize their true meanings, and do them knowingly, will become more permanent and continuous. Therefore, with pondering on the meaning and the truth of devotion and submission, we might be able to find the golden key to making this devotion long-lasting. What does really the divine devotion and submission mean?

Acknowledging the unique Creator as the most perfect being with the most perfect traits, pure from any sort of deficiency, and the realization of our relation to him, as the creator and the custodian of the world, leads to a reaction in us which is referred to as devotion and submission. The recognition of the Almighty as the sole source, and the sole possessor of everything, obliges us to not to associate any partner with Him in worship. Therefore, the Holy Quran stresses numerously that the act of worship must be exclusive to Allah (SWT), and that no sin equals associating things with Him. Now, let us see what the worship which is exclusively for God is and what the kind of this relationship can be?

Some acts of humans are void and empty from any inner meaning, and are not signs or symbols for other matters, and are conducted for the sake of their direct natural cause. For example, a farmer performs the set of tasks pertaining to farming, in order to harvest the natural result of those set of tasks. Therefore the farmer does not perform those tasks as a symbol or as expressions of a set of motives and emotions. Similarly, when we commute to the university, in our effort, we do not follow any cause other than reaching to the university. We are not seeking to reach any other cause by that.

However, some actions are conducted as the signs of certain purposes and expressions of certain emotions. For example, as an expression of confirmation we nod, or as a sign of humbleness we sit on a lower place, and as a sign of showing respect, when someone approaches we stand before him.

Most of our actions fit in the first kind, and least of them in the second; however, in any case, some part of our actions are those which are performed for the expression of certain causes, and implying certain inner emotions.

Now that these two introductions are understood, we say that worship is a meaningful action. What the human expresses in worship and devotion are states such as praise, admiration, glorification, thankfulness, submission and complete obedience. All these states are exclusive for God, and that means that there is no partner for Him in that sense. No self is pure from loss except Him, there is no any other source for affluences except Him that deserve being thankful to, there is no other being except Him who deserves being fully obedient to (except those He Himself has bade us to obey). This is the reaction that is proper for a being in front of his creator, and except in front of the unique God, in no other case, is correct or eligible.
These points are unchangeable truths and consistent meanings for all lifetime. These are the facts that if they are understood, we can possibly preserve the results of worship, more and more, and to make such state permanent in order to prevent negligence from making us forget devotion, after this month that because of the special atmosphere of grace and mercy of God, and imprisonment of the devils, we were more submissive to the divine realm.

Now that, in gratitude of this month of servitude, we have made the ceremony of Fitr and return to Him, let us promise Him to always keep prostrating before His realm.

Alhamdulillah, by the infinite grace and mercy of the Almighty we were blessed to have witnessed and completed the Holy month of Ramadhan.

On this day of Eid, let us contemplate on this one hadith of Imam Al-Hassan, Al-Mujtaba [as]:

"Allah has made the month of Ramadhan the racetrack of HIS creatures so that they will compete with each other in acts of obedience to HIM to attain HIS satisfaction. Some people preceded others and could win, while others dropped behind and failed. How strange that who plays and laughs on the day [EID] when the good-doers are rewarded and the wrong-doers are losing is! By Allah I take the oath, if the cover is removed, they will realize that the good-doers are engaged in their advantages and the evildoers are engaged in their sins." [Tuhaf Al-Uquool, Page 276]

It is our sincere prayers that the Almighty count you and your entire family among the good-doers as described by our beloveds and may you all be blessed abundantly on this day of reward and always, Ameen.!!

As we remember our departed Marhumeen, let us not forget to also remember all the Mu'mineen in every part of the globe who have been displaced and are under the forces of anarchy on this blessed day of Eid.

Wednesday, October 1

Eid Mubarak!

I trust this finds you all in good health and Imaan

Eid is a Thanksgiving occasion where the Muslims gather in a brotherly and joyful atmosphere to offer their gratitude to Allah for helping them in fulfillment of their spiritual obligations prior to the Eid. This form of thanksgiving is not confined to spiritual devotion and verbal expressions. It goes far beyond that to manifest itself in a handsome shape of social and humanitarian spirit.

The Muslims who have completed the fasting of Ramadan express their thanks to Allah by means of distributing alms among the poor and needy on Eid-ul-Fitr.

Similarly, the Muslims offer their sacrifices by slaughtering oblations to be distributed among the poor and needy. The distribution of alms and oblations constitutes a major part of the 'Eids highlights.

This Islamic form of thanksgiving is a wholesome combination of spiritual devotion and humanitarian benevolence, a combination that cannot be found except in Islam.

The first day of Shawwal is called Eid-ul-Fitr. To perform 13 things on this day is Sunnah:

1- Rising early in the morning

2- Taking bath

3- Clean the teeth with Miswak

4- Wearing new and neat cloths

5- Adorning oneself as permitted by Shari'ah

6- Using perfume

7- Going to the Eid Gah very early

8- Eating something sweet like dates before going for Eid prayer

9- Giving Sadqa-e-Fitr before going to Eid Gaah

10- Going to the Eid Gah by one way and coming back another way

11- Going on foot

12- Reciting slowly on the way to the Eid Gaah,

“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.”

13- Offering Eid prayer in the Eid Gah and not in the mosque of the locality except any legitimate excuse.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and there families a Happy Eid Mubarak!!