The Naqshbandi Sufi Way: The Golden Chain

The Naqshbandi Sufi Way: History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain

Bismillah’ir Rahmaan’ir Rahiim.
Here is an audio Narration of an excerpt from Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani’s superb book THE NAQSHBANDI SUFI WAY – HISTORY AND GUIDEBOOK OF THE SAINTS OF THE GOLDEN CHAIN
This is the first of 40 excerpts, each covering a Saint of The Naqshbandi Golden Chain Playlist for THE NAQSHBANDI SUFI WAY is
First and Foremost, THE MESSENGER OF GOD – PROPHET MUHAMMAD (saws) 00:00:00 Surah Fatihah, read by Sultan ul-Awliya Grandshaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil an-Naqshbandi 00:00:31 The Messenger of God – Exordium 00:01:14 THE MESSENGER OF GOD, PROPHET MUHAMMAD 00:40:44 Chronology of The Prophet’s Years in Medina 00:43:18 Description of The Holy Prophet’s Features 00:51:36 The Clothes of The Holy Prophet 00:53:50 The Miracles of The Holy Prophet 00:56:47 The Sayings of The Holy Prophet 01:02:10 The Death of The Holy Prophet The entire audio book can be downloaded here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wszkoz0bqj…

Qurbani 2020/1441 ivm Eid al-Adha/ Offerfeest voor Ivoorkust

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– Qurbani : – Le but du sacrifice est d’imbiber la piété et la droiture de soi. Il favorise également l’esprit de sacrifice pour une cause juste. Pour expliquer son but, Dieu dit dans le Coran. “Ce n’est pas leur viande, ni leur sang, qui atteint Dieu, c’ est leur piété qui atteint Dieu»: (22 :37).

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“I can’t Breathe”: Crisis of the modern world.

“I can’t Breathe” is the expression of the Crisis of the modern world.

I can’t breathe is a slogan associated with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The phrase is derived from the words of Eric Garner and George Floyd, two African-American men who died of asphyxiation during their arrests in 2014 and 2020, respectively, as a result of excessive force by primarily white police officers. The phrase is used in protest against police brutality in the United States.

The protest is the expression of the Crisis of Modern man. As the Corona virus is taking a toll on all of us and  is attacking our lungs, giving us serious problems of breathing, especially those least able to retreat into their homes until the worst is over.

But, beyond the health and humanitarian measures urgently needed for those affected, it also offers a chance to right historical wrongs – the abuse of our earthly home and of marginalised societies, the very people who will suffer most from this pandemic. This viral outbreak is a sign that by going too far in exploiting the rest of nature, the dominant globalising culture has undone the planet’s capacity to sustain life and livelihoods. The unleashing of micro-organisms from their animal hosts means that they must latch on to other bodies for their own survival. Humans are a part of nature – and everything is connected to everything else.

  • Ego rules the world: Anti-“God”, Anti-“Humanity”, Anti-“Nature

Our civilization is in decay. Because we have blown-up our ego. Cosmic Balance has been disturbed. The painting “Dulle Griet”of the great painter Bruegel express very clearly the Crisis of Modern man. Read more here

St George and Al Khidr

St George and Al kidhr

Note on Al khidr: His original name seems to have been al-Khadir (“the green one”), which over time in many places became al-Khidr or Khidr or Hizr. In the modern Middle East the spelling is Khodor is often used as a person’s name. We shall use the shortened form, Khidr.

At first sight there seems to be little connection between Elijah, George and Khidr, apart from the fact that in the Middle East they are frequently associated with the same place by different religious traditions. Is it then a simple case of overlapping traditions, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, all of whom focus on the Holy Land as part of their own heritage and take Abraham as their forefather?

Certainly there is a view which suggests that Khidr is to Muslims what Elijah is to Jews, in respect of them both acting as initiator to the true believer, and which in itself is testimony to attempts to find common ground between the three traditions.

The sacred sites associated with Elijah, George and Khidr over centuries seem to have accumulated worship in various forms, so that one sits quite literally on top of or next to another. The sites often exhibit similar attributes: for instance, the presence of water and greenness, suggesting fertility in a barren land; or perhaps a cave, which represents a meeting-place of two worlds, the manifest and the hidden (and on occasion both elements are present, as at Banyas).

Then there is the ancient theme of the spiritual side of man being dominant over the material, as suggested in the stories by the holy rider on a chariot or horse (or in the case of Khidr, a fish).

This is a clear picture of the divinised human, who comes to deliver mankind:

Elijah is zealous for God and the destroyer of false prophets,

while St George is the conqueror of animality in the form of the dragon;

Khidr’s role is rather less vividly martial – he brings real self-knowledge, delivering the individual from the false and base nature of the soul.

In all three cases one can remark the polarity of the monotheist or true believer and the pagan or ignorant: Elijah and the prophets of Baal, St George and the emperor Diocletian, for example  and perhaps most strikingly in this respect, Khidr who points out the interior meaning of this opposition and is thus the educator of Moses.

However, we should note significant differences in their status, which in part reflect the religious context in which they appear: Elijah is a prophet, in a long line of prophecy; St George is a saint, martyred for his faith in the tradition of Christianity; Khidr, however, is almost a nobody – he is neither saint nor prophet, but an ordinary person graced with immortality and initiatic significance. While the first two are usually portrayed as mounted, Khidr has his feet upon the ground (or just above it in some stories) or walks on water; as we shall see, he has a most particular role to play in mystical teaching. Read more here

  • Crisis of the modern world

Ego rules the world: Anti-“God”, Anti-“Humanity”, Anti-“Nature

Our civilization is in decay. Because we have blown-up our ego. Cosmic Balance has been disturbed. The Origin – Cosmic Womb/Vacuum – “doesn’t tolerate” this. With the help of Her two Cosmic Forces of “Death and Rebirth” (“Stirb und Werde” – “Die and Become”-J.W. von Goethe) She breaks down our ego-accumulations, thus restoring the Original Balance.

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