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Muraqabah and tawajjuh

Murāqabah and tawajjuh [1] In the pre-Mujaddidī Naqshbandī Order, tawajjuḥ (facing) and murāqabah (controlling) were nearly used as identical terms. ʿAlā al-Dīn al-ʿAṭṭār told his student ʿAbdullāh Imām-ī Iṣfahānī, that tawajjuh is an issue of the heart and that everyone … Continue reading

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Laṭāʾif

Laṭāʾif [1] Sahl b. ʿAbdullāh at-Ṭūstarī (d. 273/886 or 283/896), one of the first Ṣūfīs, relates that his maternal uncle taught him a litany while he was still a  young child and that, while continuing this litany, he felt in … Continue reading

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Khwaja Muhammad Zahid Wakhshi (852-936 AH)

Ḥaḍrat Khwāja Muḥammad Zāhid Wakhshī qaddas-Allahu sirruhu was one of the chief deputies of Khwāja ʻUbayd-Allāh Aḥrār quddisa sirruhu. He lived in Vakhsh (or Vakash), a small town in present-day Tajikistan, about 100 km South of the capital Dushanbe. He … Continue reading

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Women Sufi masters in the Naqshbandi Order

The great masters of the Naqshbandi Mujaddidi tariqah have not only blessed and authorized men to become masters of spirituality, they also taught this noble path to women, and often some of them were appointed as deputies, charged to teach … Continue reading

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Sayyid Ameer Kulal Bukhari (676-772 H)

Hazrat Khwājā Sayyid Amīr Kulāl quddis sirruhū was born in 676 AH (1277/1278 C.E) and passed away on 2 Jumāda al-Thānī 772 AH (21/22 December 1370). He received spiritual training from Hadhrat Khwaja Muhammad Baba Sammasi quddisa sirruhu. He was … Continue reading

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Hazrat Salman Farsi (33 H)

Hazrat Salmān Fārsī, may Allah be pleased with him, was one of the companions of the Final Prophet Muhammad sall-Allahu alaihi wa-sallam. He passed away on 10th Rajab 33 AH (4/5 February 654 CE). His shrine is located in Mada’in, … Continue reading

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Hazrat Khwaja Ubaydullah Ahrar (806-895 H)

Khwājā ʿUbaydu’llāh Aḥrār Naqshbandī qaddas-Allāhu sirrahū (may Allah sanctify his secret) was the leading Naqshbandī master in Central Asian states during the 9th century Hijri. He was born in Ramaḍān 806 AH (1404) and passed away on 29th Rabīʿ al-Awwal … Continue reading

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Sultan al-Arifin Khwaja Bayazid Bustami (136-261 H)

Hazrat Khwājā Bāyazīd Bastāmī, known as Sultān al-Ārifīn, king of the Awliya, may Allah’s mercy be showered upon him forever, was born in 136 AH (753/754 CE) and passed away on 15 Sha’bān 261 AH (24/25 May 875 CE). He … Continue reading

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Prophets buried near the holy town Sirhind sharif (India)

According to the Holy Quran, Allah sent his prophets in all nations and places on earth, before the arrival of Last Messenger of Allah sall-Allahu alaihi wa-sallam. Ancient India was also blessed with the arrival of prophets of Allah, though … Continue reading

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Manājāt of Khwaja Qutb-ud-Dīn Bakhtiār Kāki

Manājāt of Hazrat Khwaja Qutb-ud-Dīn Bakhtiār Kākī Chishti (569-634 AH, buried in Delhi), one of the greatest Sufi masters of India, successor to Khwaja gharib-nawaz Mueenuddin Chishti, may Allah sanctify their souls. مناجات حضرت خواجه قطب الدين بختيار کاکي عليه … Continue reading

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