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The Grave’s Discourse to the Living and the Dead

By |2024-06-13T15:36:52+01:00June 11th, 2024|Is Death Extinction?, Renewed Islam|

The tongue of the Spiritual State is even more eloquent in communicating with the dead than is that of speech when communicating with the living. The Messenger of God –God bless him and grant him peace- said, ‘When the dead man is laid in his grave it speaks to him, saying, “Woe betide you, O son of Adam! What distracted you from contemplating me? Did you not know that I am the house of trial, of darkness, and of solitude as well as of worms? What distracted you from me? You used to pass me by, strutting on!”

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On the Mysteries of Fasting

By |2024-03-19T00:17:37+01:00March 15th, 2024|Ramadan|

Know that fasting is of three grades, namely, the fasting of the general public (ṣawm al-ʻumūm), the fasting of the select few (ṣawm al-khuṣūṣ), and the fasting of the elite among the select few (ṣawm khuṣūṣ al-khuṣūṣ). The fasting of the general public involves refraining from satisfying the appetite of the stomach and the appetite of the sex, as has already been discussed.

The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -1-

By |2023-06-19T02:34:24+01:00June 10th, 2023|Pilgrimage|

Know that the Pilgrimage begins with understanding -- I mean [by that], understanding of the position of Pilgrimage in Islam. Then [follows] a longing to [perform] it, then the [actual] decision [to proceed], then the severance of any relation that may hold one back, then the purchase of ihram garment, then the purchase of provi­sions, then the hiring of a camel. Then [comes] the [actual] departure, then the journeying in the desert, then the sanctification al Miqat and the [chanting] of the talbiya, then the enterance into Mecca and the fulfilment of the acts [of Pilgrimage] as previously [mentioned].

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The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -2-

By |2023-06-19T02:24:59+01:00October 19th, 2014|Pilgrimage|

As for the severance of relations this means restitution for all injustices and sincere repentance before God Most High for all sins. Every injustice is a relation and every relation is like a creditor present [before the pilgrim] clinging to his neck, crying out [to those around him], saying, "Where are you headed? Are you going to the palace of the King of kings while you are neglecting His affair in your house, despising and neglecting Him? Are you not ashamed to go to Him as a disobedient servant would go to Him, Lest He rejects and not accept you?

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The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -3-

By |2021-03-01T13:43:38+01:00October 10th, 2014|Pilgrimage|

The talbiya [i.e. recitation of labbayka] has the sense of answering the call of God Most High. Therefore, have the hope that you will be accepted, as well as the fear that you will be told, "You are neither accepted [in my serv­ice, i.e. your talbiya is not honoured] nor blessed", so that you will waver between hope and fear, and be stripped of your might and power, [thereby] becoming [completey] dependent on the Grace and Generosity of God Most High.

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Fasting Inner Conditions

By |2021-02-06T15:03:24+01:00July 22nd, 2013|Ramadan|

Everyone who truly under­stands fasting and its secret knows that he who abstains from food, drink, and sexual intercourse but commits [all manner of] sins is like the person who, in performing the ablution runs his hand over one of his members thrice, thereby outwardly fulfilling the Law as far as the member is concerned, but neglecting the truly important thing which is the actual washing. Consequently, because of his ignorance, his prayer is rejected.

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