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The Akbarian lineage within the Shadhilya Order

The so called western modernity, being a “culture” without a centre, from its very beginning started to produce a thirst for “the else”, a fascination with what was lost “inner” and was not understood “outer”. At the same time of fighting and conquering the “East” by the colonial or neo colonial order, or by the […]

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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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Short note on sufism and sufi orders: the education of the hearts at the heart of the Tradition

We are pleased to open this new section in English with translation of our first article, hoping to be able to expand our readership to all the people who are not Italians.

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