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Vita di Hazret Amīr Khusrow Dehlawī (QS)

    Kafir-e-ishqam musalmani mara darkaar neest Har rag-e mun taar gashta hajat-e zunnaar neest             Hazret Amīr Ḫusraw Dihlawī (QS) detto il “pappagallo dell’India” (che egli stesso in una delle sue opere dice essere “uccello intelligente, interprete del mio più intimo pensiero”), il più grande poeta persiano dell’India medievale, nacque nel 651/1253 a […]

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Dhu l-Fiqar: la spada dell’Islam

“lā sayf illā Dhū l-fiqār wa-lā fatā illā ʿalī” “Io non sono venuto a portare la pace, ma la spada (Mt. X, 34)” “rajana min el jihadil-asghar ila ‘l-jihadil-akbar”           La spada è il simbolo tradizionale che più spesso viene associato alla Tradizione Islamica e meno viene compreso poiché lo si accosta al concetto moderno […]

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Ebu Mansur Maturidi: il Kalam (Scolastica) del Din al-Qayyim (Tradizione Primordiale)

I tre cosiddetti architetti del pensiero e della civiltà turco-islamica sono Ebu Mansur Maturidi (RA), Ebu Nasr Farabi (RA) e Ahmet Yesevi (QS) e tutti loro convergono ad un approccio interiore nel rapporto tra Iddio e l’umano. Poiché le credenze religiose e le pratiche dei Turchi prima dell’Islam avevano le caratteristiche dello sciamanismo, ed essendo […]

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Sayr al-Suluq (Cammino Iniziatico) e Turuq nel XIV secolo Hegira

AFFILIAZIONE E INIZIAZIONE Chi aspira ad accedere all’esoterismo islamico (Tasawwuf) nell’epoca contemporanea, si trova nella quasi totalità dei casi a ricevere l’iniziazione ad uno dei numerosi metodi iniziatici che derivano, attraverso una catena di trasmissione, dal Profeta (AS) e che si sono strutturati, ormai da oltre dieci secoli, in ordini o confratenite (Turuq), ciascuna denominata […]

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The flight of the hidden phoenix

(The Presence and Influences of Ahl al Tariqat wa al Tasawwuf on Western Europe from the VII century to nowadays)   “I Am the Strange ‘Anqa. my dwelling is forever in the WEST, in the middle station, on the banks of the surroundings sea. Hadrat Ibn Al Arabi (The Universal Tree and the four Birds) […]

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Some considerations on invoking the Divine Blessing (Salli) on the Holy prophet, His Family and His Companions

“I have made you apart of My Dhikr, whoever praises you he actually praises Me”   Allaahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadi Wa Alihi Wa’itratihi be ‘Adadi Kulli Ma’ lumillaka Astaghfirulla Alladhi La ilaaha illa huwal Hayyul Qayyumu Wa Atubu ilaih. Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum (Salat Qarani) Allah, bestow Your Choicest Blessings upon our Master Muhammad  […]

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Where the hearts met

THE PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINES   “Oh believers! Fear Allahu ta’ala! Seek for a mean to approach Him!” (Al-Ma’ida, 38) One of the more common if not the commonest religious practice, which be found not only within the Religious traditions descendant from Hadrat Ibrahim (AS) (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), but also spread among nearly all the […]

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Between quality and quantity: Short note on the sacral use of Poetry

Mankind has a very distinctive prerogative: languages and ancient peoples had on us, modern a further one, they used to speak in rhyme (making poetry out of simple conversation), as we got evidences from classic glottology of great part of ancient languages, indifferently if of Indo-European, Semitic or Altaic origin. The advance of literacy first, […]

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His enchanting Names

Qulid’ullaaha awid’ur Rahman, ayyamaa tad’uu fala –hul Asma ul Husna (Banu’Israel, 110) Introduction This very brief essay is focused on the use of some of the Divines names in the suluq accordingly the more spread usul still operative within several Turuq in the contemporary Islamic world. For a better understanding of the present work it […]

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Considerations on the methods and levels of the ritual invocation (Dhikr)

“…for you who know the letter, this is the not manifest Self each of your breaths on it rests. In hope or fear of this letter be aware  to careful listener my speech is pearl.” Hadrat Najmuddin al Kubra (QS) INTRODUCTION Nowadays there is an increasing confusion on understandings and meanings of classical terms of […]

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