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The Sad Song of the Flute

From a simple flute performance, Maulana unearthed secrets of the mystical separation of the ray of sunlight from the Sun, the epic story of Man’s quest for Unity Oceans, having been thrown into a world of darkness and confusion, of duality and multiplicity. The Soul cries out in anguish at having been torn away from the Source, and seeks a way back to attain the much awaited eternal union with the Beloved.

Maulana also masterfully explained the marked difference between those who addressed their attendees from the mind, as opposed to those who spoke from the heart, and he warned mureeds from sitting in the dark company of the former. Continue reading

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Maulana congratulates all rubbish-collectors: 5th November 2010

Why is all of Mankind, from East to West, collecting this dunia? Why is everyone running to collect heaps of rubbish (for that is the reality of this world’s treasures)? Even a heap of gold in dunia, is in reality, a heap of rubbish! Like dogs furiously chasing the elusive rabbit, Man goes out to work everyday with the dream of finally snaring the prey he seeks. Maulana says that dunia is what we flush down out toilets, that is the reality of the ‘treasures’ of this world! This is a generation of people, who believe that their goal in life, is to collect as many heaps of rubbish and as much sewage, as humanly possible! Every human being is an empty-headed one, if he is running after dunia. Maulana cried out, “Congratulations to you who have happily acquired filth as your life’s mission. You have become a rubbish-collector, congratulations!” Mankind has become blind, obsessed animals, rushing to rubbish-collection centres, incinerators, sewage plants and dumps – all greedily stuffing themselves with filth and excrement. Continue reading

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The disease of this Nation, is that we forget Death

Mawlana called out to us: Make preparations for the Day of Resurrection, you are about to be in the Divine presence! Ponder over it; you are going to be ordered to present your deeds to Him! Why are you chasing dunya, when you cannot own more treasures and jewels than Qarun did. And even if you did, look what happened to Qarun- he and his wealth were swallowed by an earthquake from Heavenly Anger.
Everyday, he is in suffering in his grave, and he will continue to suffer for eternity. Is it worth it, to seek dunya? Qarun was with Sayyidina Musa (as) only physically, by he gave his heart to Shaytan, and he incurred Divine Wrath! Mawlana prayed, “Oh Allah, protect us from following those who are astray!” Continue reading

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“Neither My Earth nor My Heavens can contain Me, but the heart of a Believing Servant, contains Me.”

The purpose of being a scholar is not to acquire respect from the people around you – many scholars enjoy strutting around dressed in their scholarly garb, with a Kitab under their armpits. That should not be their aim of their existence. Their sole aim should be to become a fountain of sincere advice to their communities, to teach their followers real knowledge – where they are now, where they have been invited to, and to show them the stairway to spiritual ascension – not to the bowels of dunya! Continue reading

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Islam came to free you from slavery to dunia

By building a bond with dunia, you cannot attain spiritual uplifting, because, to have a relationship with dunia – to forge an attachment to any part of it – is to become its slave! Islam came to free Mankind from slavery to dunia, not to teach Man to cling to it! Islam frees us from being a servant to anything, other than Allah. Continue reading

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Even if you owned all of dunya, it is meaningless

“Oh believers, do not seek the pleasures of dunya, do not chase this worldly life, the Prophet (saw) said that this dunya is a carcass. What is the benefit of having the entire treasures of dunya in your hand? Or for that matter, the treasures of the whole universe in your hand? No Prophet came to call his ummah to dunya. None. You were not created for the purpose of chasing this temporary life, the imitation ruby. Do not waste your life chasing this worldly existence. Anything associated with this dunya is worthless.” Continue reading

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