This is the story of a student
who spent years studying many religions,
many spiritual paths and practices,
but was unsatisfied.
He was searching for something deeper.
It is said that in the pre-dawn hours, just before the first thread of light, there is a gentle breeze that encircles the earth. Always traveling just ahead of the light, it is the harbinger of dawn. This is the world that Sufism opens up.
Dhikr is 'remembrance'. In practice it is the recitation of holy verses and Divine Names of God. Angels are always in the state of remembrance of God. Saints and holy people strive to remember God with every breath. The more a person remembers God in every moment, the more they will find peace and satisfaction in their hearts. Remembrance uplifts the spirit and soul.
The Prophet (s) said, "Allah has angels roaming the earth to find people who are in Remembrance of God. When they find a circle of such people, they call each other and encompass them in layers up to the first heaven." Read on...
Allah Almighty is Infinite. Being finite human beings, we are limited in our understanding of God, but He has given us names for ninety-nine of His Divine Attributes so we may have a glimpse of His All-encompassing, All-pervading, All-powerful nature.
These attributes are called Al-asma' al-husna, The Beautiful Names. The explanations of each Divine Name are from the inspirations of Maulana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani, Master of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order.
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