Archive for July, 2008

The Ego and more…….

July 23, 2008

You have memorized the name of Allah, yet these veils and curtains
still remain.

You have studied and studied, yet your scholarship has only sharpened
your greed.

You have read hundreds of thousands of books, yet you have not
killed your cunning ego.

None but the Shaykhs can kill the inner thief, for it ravages the very
house in which it lives!

-Hazrat Sultan Bahu (rahmatullah alayh)


Sayyidi Data Ali al Hajwari (rahmatullah alayh)

July 11, 2008

Ganj Baksh Faiz e Alam mazhare Noor e Khuda
Naakisara Peer e Kamil Kamila ra Rahnuma

Imam of the Grand Mosque in Istanbul

July 4, 2008

A advert for the position of Imam of the Grand Mosque in Istanbul at the time of Sultan Suleyman who ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1520 – 1566.

  1. To have mastered the languages of Arabic, Latin, Turkish and Persian.
  2. To have mastered the Qur’an, the bible and the torah.
  3. To be a scholar in Shari’ah and Fiqh.
  4. To have mastered physics and mathematics up to teaching standard.
  5. To be a master of chivalry, archery, duelling and the arts of Jihad.
  6. To be of a handsome countenance.
  7. To have a strong melodious voice.

translation from Emel (October 2005 issue)

Rabbi zidni ‘ilman war zuqni fahman!