Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi. Translated by Titus Burckhardt. A selection from the Rasa’il al-darqawiyya, an important document among the Sufi . THE first edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, published in , while admitting the importance of the Darqāwī order (see Derkāwā) in Morocco and Algeria. Mawlay al-‘Arabi ad-Darqawi.. letters from the Shaykh to the Fuqara on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I advise all of you, elite and common.
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He was drowned in the sea of the reality. If one finds a master of the path, at times he will see that breaking free of the ego is accomplished some times by hunger and at other times by satiation.
This particular means resulted in immense reflection for me after I had done it for little more than a month at the beginning of my affair. Each plucks the fruits of his dhikr according to his position with his Lord and his value, except for women. This is in imitation of our Prophet, 41 may Allah bless him and grant him peace. If we are His, He is ours as in the past with others — He was theirs if they were His.
Unfortunately we have become content with lettdrs and whoever is content with anything other than arrival at the witnessing of God is an ignoramus.
Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi
He must purify his heart of every blameworthy quality as we said. They were not concerned with themselves, and they were not proud, arrogant, or malignant. Allah provides for all.
Avoid the needs of the moment, or passion will overcome you. He was one of my Shaykhs. He would pluck flowers and lights from their gardens, and pluck all manner of fruits from them.
We think that the tariqa is established by the strength darqawj power of Allah since it is taken from our shaykhs, may Allah be pleased with them, who took it from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, who took it from Sayyiduna Jibril, peace be upon him, who took it from Allah Almighty.
I only did it at some times.
As for the quality of the elite, it stripped me of that and put me far from it. Abandon the company of people.
Finding in loss, giving in withholding, might in abasement, wealth in poverty, strength in weakness, expansion in constriction, elevation in descent, life in death, victory in 59 defeat, power in incapacity, and so on. We will mention something about the life of Moulay al-‘Arabi, may Dafqawi be pleased with him, his beginning, his wayfaring and a clarification of his darqwai and practices. This is letterz reason for his nickname: They hate him because they do not think that he is acting according to the Sunna.
He died at an advanced age, about 80 years, at his zawiyya in the night, after having lived “a very pleasant life in an elevated Garden where no prattle is ever heard.
Part of what he was not concerned with is that there be proof and clear signs given for him, especially with the people of perfect creeds and good intentions. I told him, ‘Sidi, I have been looking for a Shaykh lettrs a long time. As for the faqir with the dead self, he is safe from faults and he always sees the unseen worlds. The basis of Sufism is submission and assent. He placed his noble hand on my brow and recited for me what Allah willed.
Allah is the authority for what I say. Rather, it would be refined, brought to lftters own essence, and 54 purified of turbidity. This is in the same station as the Greatest Name, and Allah knows best.
If we are by Him, we congratulate our selves above the free and slaves. I looked closely to see whether anything besides what I mentioned about our appetites and elevating the position of the self keeps us from the gifts. He is loved by those from whom the veils have been lifted and from whom otherness is distant.
Full text of “The Darqawi Way, “
It was like that because the Shaykh, may Allah be pleased with him, made me distinguish the real from the false and earnestness from jest, may Allah repay him with good and shield him from evil. He is the greatest of them, and he is their Qutb! The meanings do not come to him and he would not be happy with them because his himma is directed to other than the Essence of his Lord.
Peace 18 The true lover must not neglect the prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in the obligatory and supererogatory prayer because it is in the focal point of baraka, good, and overflowing favour.
All that is in the cosmos is in it, and all that is in it is in the cosmos. I was put into such great turmoil that I nearly wept because of it. When I saw the excellence of dhikr and its secret and good, my love for it caught fire.
I was only moved to tell you this because of what I have seen of the gifts which Allah gives to the one whose self is dead and whose heart is alive. If I let them fade away a thousand times at night and a thousand times in the day, I would return to them a thousand times at night and a thousand times in the day.
After that he should say, “Allah is enough for us, and He is the best Protector” three times; “There is no power nor strength except with Allah, the High, the Great” three times; “Allah will be enough for you against them, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing” three times; “Our Lord, give us mercy directly from You and open the way to us to right guidance in our situation,” three times; “O Allah, bless Sayyiduna Muhammad, the unlettered Prophet, and his family and Companions, and grant them peace abundantly.
He is extremely rare in every age, and even more so in our time since he is like the Philosopher’s Stone.
Letters On The Spiritual Path
Surrender your will to your Lord, and you will see wonders, Our master, may Allah be pleased with him, used to say to the one in bewilderment, “Relax your spirit and learn to swim. He would say, “Glory be to Allah,” “praise be to Allah,” and “Allah is greater” thirty-three times. His people originated from the sharifs of the Banu ‘Amran, the people of the tribe of the Banu Hassan.
Only the one who is ignorant of it and does not recognise its worth rejects it. By doing that, you will miss the excellence of the path and its blessing, secret, baraka, and bliss because whoever wants to pluck something before it is permitted to him is deprived of it as a letteers. He likes what he hears said against you which kills the self and gives life to your hearts, and not the opposite.
What a difference there is between the one whose himma legters for the houris and the castles of the Garden and the one whose himma is for the removal of veils and constant presence, as the wali of Darqawii Almighty, Abu Madyan, may Allah be pleased with leters, said, “Beware of hoarding as the goal of your striving since one of the benefits of disregard for the outward and the inward is the breaking of norms miracles.