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Hello Everyone.

When I started this blog, I wanted to make it unique and full of my experiences on the Sufi path.  There are many (known and unknown) people out there like me who want to achieve the ultimate aim to experience the true blessing from Allah.

Although on my journey I have had unique and wonderful experiences and to share this for others to learn and if possible relate and benefit from it, a blog is important.

To date this blog was (if you like a) soft launch of how I would like things to be displayed and after careful consideration and design, I have managed to make some what improvements to it, and for now this blog is under construction to help complete these changes.

All credit and priase be to Allah (swt) and merly I am just a slave unworthy of being.

Allah Hafiz and please do return.

1.It is related that the Messiah (God bless him and grant him peace!) passed in his wandering a man asleep wrapped up in his cloak; then he wakened him and said, “O sleeper, arise and glorify God, Exalted is He!.”

Then the man said, “What do you want from me? Verily I have abandoned the world to its people.”

So he said to him, “Sleep, then, my friend.”

2.
On the authority of Sahl bin Saad Al-Saedi, who said: A man came to the prophet and said: “O Messenger of God, direct me to an act which, if I do it, [will cause] God to love me and people to love me.” He said: “Renounce the temporal world and its attachment and God will love you, and renounce what people possess and people will love you.”

3.
The sleep of a learned person (aref, gnostic) is better than the prayer of an ignorant worshiper.
– saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

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whoever
is initiated by us,
and followed us,
and loves us,
whether he is near or far,
wherever he is;
even if he is
in the East and
we are in the West,
we nourish from
the stream of love
and give him light in
his daily life.

Bahauddin Naqshband
may God bless his noble soul

Ihdina as Sirata al Mustaqeema,
Sirata allajeena an Aamta Aalayhim.

Guide us, O God, on the path of perfect harmony,
The path of those whom You have blessed with the gifts of Your grace.
– The Quran 1:6,7

How to deal with Life’s hardships and not be depressed?

 

"Love is the cure,
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love
as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”

We have to admit that sometimes there are difficult stages in our lives. During that time, we are often tested and later realize that test had a great impact on us today.

Sometimes we look at an individual and the first thing that comes to our mind if they are smiling and enjoying themselves is, "I wish I could live that person’s life, they seem so happy, free from problems and hardships."

The truth is that nobody has a life free from hardships. It is easy to hide what we have been through and to keep the pain that continually adds up inside without opening up and discussing the problem. One of the most important things I have learned is constantly keeping things to yourself can lead to a more severe anxiety and depression.
Depression has become a very serious and common illness among people in today’s society. It is true that depression is very hard to overcome and recover from. You cannot simply wake up one morning, go to a therapist for a 45 minute session, and feel happy and cheerful again. Recovering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks takes a while, for some people it may take weeks, and for others it may take months or even years depending on how hard they are willing to work with the therapist, psychiatrist, and anti depressants.

The hardest part to getting through depression is not knowing who to turn to for help. It becomes very hard for us to trust people and take advice because we have isolated ourselves completely from the people we love. It becomes extremely hard to control our emotions as well. The first step is to discuss your problem with the parent you feel most comfortable with. Letting out your emotions is one way of reducing depression because emotions will eventually control you if you let them build up.

I would just like to say that there is truly nothing worth being depressed over in this world. We need to put our faith in Allah and trust that he will protect us from anything and everything. Let us make the hereafter our main priority and if we focus on that alone, and I can guarantee that depression will not be a problem.

A poem which I read today By Mevlana Rumi(ra)

"Love is the cure,
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love
as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”

Please share your comment and views with us.
May Allah Almighty fill our hearts with the Nur of Muhammad(pbuh)

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Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

O Beloved of God, you are the Messenger of the Sole Creator. You are the one chosen by the Holy Lord of Majesty (Who is) without equal.

(You are) the delight of the Lord God (and) the highest Full-Moon of createdbeings, (and) you are the light of the eyes of (God’s) Messengers (and) the Lampof our eyes.

On the night of the Ascension, (the angel) Gabriel was at (your) stirrup,(and) you are (the one who was) standing on top of the blue domes (of heaven).

O Messenger of God, you know (that) your community are deprived and destitute, (and) you are the guide of those who are vulnerable and helpless.

(You are) the cypress tree of the rose garden of prophethood (and) the spring-season of spiritual knowledge.

You are the rosebush of the garden of the ReligiousLaw, and the nightingale of the lofty (heavens).

Shamsee Tabreez is one who has the praise of the Messenger in his heart.

O Mustafa, you are the supreme master.

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Here is just such a simple solution, presented in the form of three keys, that when remembered and practiced, keep us going in the right direction and while we walk the path, they also are the catalysts in bringing happiness.

Key 1 – Keep Your Heart Free From Hatred

When people, events and circumstances go against our wishes, desires or expectations, they create reactions of anger and frustration within us. These reactions are natural and must not be denied or ignored – rather their underlying reason must be seen and overcome – that of our pre-decided ideas and expectations being thwarted.

These emotions occur as a natural progression of painful events and are fine as long as they are felt and released. The problem lies when we cannot let go of the feelings and they tend to seep into our hearts where they fester till treated. If such is the case, these negative feelings tend to influence our way of thought, and necessarily, of action and become an integral part of our outlook towards life itself. Then everything that originates within us carries the subtle flavour of these very negative feelings.

The first secret of happiness says that no matter what emotions we feel temporarily, our hearts must remain free of hate.

Key 2 – Keep Your Mind Free From Worry

We worry when our thoughts travel either to the future, or linger in the past. Worry is a phenomenon which depletes energy and divides attention – leaving us incapable of giving our best to the moment before us.

The only way to give a 100% of yourself to the task at hand is to be totally present in the present moment without thinking of what’s gone by or what is still to come – both cases where we have no say or control anyway.

Performing the action totally and to the best of one’s ability brings back a positive result based on the law of karma – “As you sow, so shall you reap” – a result which would not be possible had we divided our inner being with worry.

The second secret of happiness is to always perform actions based on careful thought and planning, but without worry.

Key 3 – Give A Lot, Expect A Little

It is crucial for our happiness to come to the realisation early in life that it is our own expectations and pre-conceived ideas and hopes, which when frustrated, cause most of our pain and agony.

Once this understanding has stabilized within us, we begin to live for the moment, and within ourselves instead of seeking outward or external reinforces for our self-esteem or happiness.

It is not enough for us to be passive spectators of our own life, we must also be willing to give and share freely of our best qualities without waiting for a similar return.

It is both wise and practical to remember the advice of numerous spiritual masters that “It is in the giving that we receive.” The free giving of your own self without strings attached bring both peace and contentment in the long run.

The third secret of happiness is to give a lot and expect very little.

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“It has been narrated in the hadith by Hazrat Abdul Rahman Bin Auf (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him ) that ‘One day when Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) left his house, i followed close behind. He went to an orchard where he offered prayers and prostrated so long that i started weeping thinking that he had expired.

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) raised his head from sijda and called me and asked what had happened to me. I told him that as he had been in sijda for a very long time, i had thought that he had expired and i won’t see him again. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said that he had prostrated himself before Allah Almighty so long as a token of thanks giving because He had granted him a reward, which was that if anyone, from his Ummah will recite Durood Sharif once,Allah Almighty will record 10 Virtues in his favour and erase 10 of his/her Sins'”.

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