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 possessed obliteration and annihilation, sobriety and going-on, and withdrawal in his Master and seeing that He had control of him. He used to say, “The two most difficult actions are better than cubits of knowledge.

In our opinion, the most profound of them — and Allah knows best — are the words of the wali of Allah Almighty, Abu Sa’id ibn al-‘Arabi, may Allah be pleased with him, when he was asked about annihilation.

Shaykh ‘Abdalqadir as-Sufi ad-Darqawi 8 Foreword These are the letters of the great Shaykh and lettdrs gnostic, high in rank and noble of lineage, who built the supports of his tariqa on the basis of inconspicuousness and adab: He is not destroyed. That is their only occupation. They have spread as this Darqawi order, the group of the devout, has spread.

Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi

What a contemplation it is! I only did it at some times. If you overcome it, leters will overcome all phenomenal being in spite of its defiance to you, or to be more precise, your wife in this case.

Shaykh Moulay al-‘Arabi, may Allah be pleased with him, was bewildered concerning his lineage when he was young. This tribe has been blessed with many benefits and well-known special qualities. I saw two great men after they letters been honoured with arrival.

However, Allah rescued them from it after it had taken hold of them. All in one voice and one direction, in full, in letter middle, and in deficiency, with la ilaha illa’llah and the Name of Majesty, by the tongue and heart, according to ranks. Men drank freely from your jug. He datqawi insist on the prayer very strongly because of what he saw in it of harmony and intimate conversation and the fact that it is where baraka and mercy descends.


He sent the letters to those who had the benefit of his company, had entered under his banner and had come to his presence. Whoever comes to our presence free and clear, leaves with his heart fattened. When the clear opening came to him suddenly and he had full mastery of his state and Allah wanted the slaves to benefit from him, he left his care in order to move from Fes to his land, the tribe of the Banu Zarwal where he is now.

It is not with the one who knows a lot and does not act by what he knows. He should also always keep his body clean of filth, or more precisely, impurity, and keep clean the hair of the private parts and armpits, the nails of the hands and feet, and his clothes and place.

This is the one who is the Sunni. They cannot separate themselves from it at all. Peace 15 O faqir! It is your own delusion that has done so; and delusion is opposed to the truth. That was very hard for my self and so difficult that I became terribly constricted by it.

I knocked on the door and there he was, standing, sweeping the zawiyya. This is the way of its folk. They have drawn near to their Master with sincere intention and their Master has drawn near to them as befits the Sublime Essence. By Allah, we found the baraka of the repetition of the prayer above the baraka of every action. If you come to your own assistance in your affair and take charge of it, Allah — glory be to Him! My brother, watch out for it, and give yourself completely up to your Lord, and you will see wonders.

Then he will find it, Allah willing. You love us and we love you for Allah. Their Master has guided them to His Path after their striving.


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He had threshed three measures of wheat, and told that to his master, Sidi al-‘Arabi ibn ‘Abdullah. He is now as He was. He said, “Sitting on the ground without a mat brings wealth. He puts hunger in the place of satiety. We have altered and changed until our hearts have become soiled and polluted and we have fallen into turbidity.

Its cause is the intensity of respect for this noble lineage and fear of pretension.

Some noble masters asked us to write a preface to them, as is found in other works and to mention something about the states of this great gnostic, even though the day requires no evidence, and we agreed to that request.

I had a dream while I was in Darqai in the s.

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With him I found what delighted me greatly since he said, may Allah be pleased with him, “Recitation of Surat al-Qasas darqawwi a dream denotes obtaining knowledge, understanding, and correctness among people. That which now afflicts it has only come to it because the appetites of your self have made inroads into you. The method is to picture the five letters of the name when reciting it. The one who receives these letters does not turn to any other books and means except them.

He is not veiled by wayfaring suluk from attraction jadhb nor by attraction from wayfaring, and so forth. But drqawi her with gentleness and kindness.

It is because of keeping hold of the self that the one who loses has lost. Shaykh Ibn ‘Ata’allah said in his Hikam, “He forbade you to lay claim to anything not belonging to you, even among His creatures’ possessions.