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Now let your imagination soar to the Beloved with every tune and sound.
Chishti, Amatullah Armstrong
Take one step away from yourself and behold! The Mystic Master Prophet Muhammad said, ” at-turuqu ila ‘Llahi ka-nufusi bani Adam “, ‘the ways to God are as numerous as the human souls’.
The Quran states in the verse 2: An oasis is a lush green garden in a desert or wasteland. Here Oasis symbolizes both the sufi journey and the path. In the arid desert the oasis carries the water of life, spring gushes up from the heart of the earth that delights the soul. Rumi has hints for us: Search, no matter what situation you are in. O thirsty one, search for water constantly.
Finally, the time will come when you will reach the spring. In this series we wish to engage with contemporary seekers who are drawn to that Quest.
We hope to know them, connect with them, share their beautiful journey in the spirit of what sufis amatllah Sohbet.
Amatullah presently resides in South Africa and she frequents Zawiya Ebrahim for her access to the Oasis. Who is Amatullah J. However, a nutshell version of who Amatullah J Armstrong is.
Born in Sydney into a Christian family. Normal childhood, sprinkled with a dash of the poetry of Omar Khayyam whom my father always recited and loved: Immersed in the hippie generation of the 60s and 70s.
Trained as an Art Teacher. Married an artist, lived on our farm in northern NSW, Australia and then started travelling throughout the world, living for several years in France. Studied yoga, Zen, Essene practices. In undertook a monumental km bicycle journey from Paris to Tunisia, where I initially encountered Islam. Entered my first Sufi tariqa in — a branch of Shadhiliyya. Wrote several books on my personal experience of the Sufi journey.
Performed Haj in Lived in Pakistanwhere I connected to Chishti tariqa. Came to live at Zawia Ebrahim in South Africa in During armstfong years of study prior to embracing Islam I was drawn to Sufism. It was the writings of the Sufi Masters that inspired me to delve deeply into the inner realm of Islam.
Soon after becoming Muslim I met the man who was destined to be first Shaykh five years later. I was his murid from till In in Pakistan I connected to a Chishti Shaykh who passed away in Then, in I met Shaykh Ebrahim when he was visiting Karachi. He invited me to come to Zawia Ebrahim in South Africa. I have found my true Shaykh. Because NOW is all we have.
But generally we have our eyes closed! The greatest gift is to be in awe of the miraculous in each moment. Once someone is attracted to Islamic Spirituality, what advice would you give to westerners who due to language, cultural differences have a hard time diving deep into it? What role a living Murshid or Sufi Master can play in this regard? Firstly, one must differentiate between culture and Deen the sacred way of life.
There is much confusion over these distinctly different realms. One can delve deeply into Tasawwuf Sufism without ever knowing even one sufic term. Tasawwuf is concerned with the spiritual development of the human being. It is not cultural.
Amatullah Armstrong Chishti (Author of The Lamp of Love)
It is not Arab or Pakistani or Turkish or Moroccan or whatever. Tasawwuf, in its essence, addresses the very core of being human. So, I would advise people who are attracted to the spiritual path to take one step at a time. To only do those things which enhance the sense of connectedness with the Divine. Not to overload oneself with rituals and place burdens upon oneself.
The path is to bring one closer to Allah, to open the way to awe and love. It is not burdensome at all. Yet, so many people fall into the trap of thinking the path is all about rigidity and sitting for armstronng on end doing spiritual practices. A living Sufi Master, man or woman, is important.
But one must be aware that at this time there are many fake Sufi masters masquerading as true Shaykhs. If one can benefit from the teaching and advice of a Shaykh then one should stay connected to that Shaykh. However, if one feels that there is no longer benefit in the relationship it is best to move-on.
A Sufi Master can be walking around in a three piece suit or in jeans. A Sufi Master does not necessarily live in his ivory tower dispensing wisdom. He can be involved in the doings of this world.
In fact, it is desirable to have a Master who is involved with every day life, living side by side with people of all beliefs, classes, races. When you encounter a Amatuklah Master who does not allow himself to be put on a pedestal and be served, but actually serves the other, you can know that this is a true Sufi Shaykh.
In the Darqawi we practice the Wird dhikr every day, we meditate every day and once a week we gather for Hadra. And we have khalwa or spiritual retreat, which certain murids undertake for specific periods of time, sitting for days in isolation to meditate. And perhaps khalwa is my favourite practice, when all agendas are shut down and one goes inwards to enter a state of connectedness.
Armstronf with Amatullah via Facebook. Introducing Zawia Ebrahim via Youtube. The Zawia Ebrahim Media page. Zawia Ebrahim Facebook Armstrog.
What does it mean that everything is written? The secret in “La’ hawla wa la’ quwwata illa’ billah”. Wisdom Sayings of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. O my Lord, her O laal meri pat rakhio bala jhoole laalan, Sindri da Sehvan da, sakhi Shabaaz kalandar, Dama dam mast Qalandar, Ali dam dam de andar.
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