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What is Sufism?

Sufism (Tasawwuf) is the esoteric teaching of Islam. We are living in the 21st Century, the age of instant communication, social media and YouTube and so would hope by now that Sufism does not require too much explanation.

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Sufi Books

The seriousness of the teaching of Sufism and the endeavour to acquire the sweet nectar from the hives of our own selves requires learning and practicing. It is most important to collect books that relate to this teaching so that the psyche will obtain fresh and new realisations to balance the self.

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Nasihah

(An Arabic word for Sincere Advice)

"Do not blame your parents, or your personality, or your society, or your geographical location in this world, or your so called 'karma', or anybody else for what you are. The Merciful Allah (God) gave every man and woman the chance to undo what has been done through genuine exercise of determination; to have access to the ultimate realisation of the Truth within yourself. Determined will is Allah's gift to you - when you tune your will to the will of Allah. In a nutshell - when you learn the art of surrendering your will to Allah. So, now is the time to decide, my dear brothers and sisters, about your purpose in this life. Are you going to be part of the problem? Or part of the solution to the crisis of this beautiful earth that the Beloved Allah has entrusted us with?"

Murshid F. A. Ali ElSenossi

Qamus

Sufi Terminology by Murshid F. A. Ali ElSenossi

Word of the day: Speech, The (al-kalam)
Meaning: (Al Kalam). When Allah is the Speaker, (and in Reality He is always the Speaker) Al Kalam refers to His Speech. Allah breathes out, and while breathing He speaks. Every word appears for an instant then is reabsorbed into Allah. And the words of Allah are inexhaustible. He says in His Tremendous Qur'an, "And if all the trees of earth were pens and the Ocean were ink with seven Oceans behind it to add to its supply, yet would not the Words of Allah be exhausted" (31:27).
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Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations

The universal message and teaching of the Seal of Prophethood contains everything you need to know if you only know how to ask. While the Dark Ages in Europe found people engaged in debate about whether a woman had a soul or not; chastity belts were the order of the day and Puritanism in its most horrible form was practiced, Muslims were enjoying full freedom in expression of their sexuality, and harmony within the family structure; based on the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Salutations on The Prophet).

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Cosmic Law and the Divine Consequences

Bismillah Compared to other species human beings are unique in every way. Biologically humans are more complex than any other life form, but when our metaphysical essence, spiritual and psychological sides are taken into consideration, we may be the most mysterious of all beings in the universe. In comparison to the size of the universe, we are like an atom. However, spiritually we are larger than the universe. The thoughts of a single, conscious human being could affect a powerful impact on the whole universe. When satisfaction or the pleasure of life is the matter being considered, unfortunately we are no match even to a sparrow. Compared to humans, this little bird receives many times more satisfaction out of life. For example, it does not need to work, buy a house, get married, pay bills, save or worry about its future. Finally, the most important of them all is that the animal has no concept of death. Human beings on the other hand, constantly struggle throughout life, not only physically but also spiritually, psychologically and emotionally. They are under continuous pressure. We regularly make plans that result in disappointment. We are always concerned about our loved ones, relatives, society and, to a certain degree the rest of humanity. According to research, the average human life span is 70 years. Read Full Article

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