Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi. Translated by Titus Burckhardt. A selection from the Rasa’il al-darqawiyya, an important document among the Sufi . THE first edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, published in , while admitting the importance of the Darqāwī order (see Derkāwā) in Morocco and Algeria. Mawlay al-‘Arabi ad-Darqawi.. letters from the Shaykh to the Fuqara on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I advise all of you, elite and common.

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Only someone who has no knowledge is deluded by that. What it does not accept, they will not accept. If your self tries to get the better of you, then turn from it and turn to your Lord and strip away your own will for Him.

He was humble to Allah with every creature, even the one who was a worthless good-for-nothing. Very often I would take the board in my hand and tell its owner before I looked at it, ‘This board is heavy. It is like the beautiful bride whose form is unrivalled in beauty.

That is all because they saw our state which is the state of the open-handed — may Allah provide us with their love and pleasure! But remind her with gentleness and kindness.

Letters On The Spiritual Path

They should have whatever kills the self and gives life to the hearts. At this time this world has captured lettere hearts and limbs of people — except for the very rare exception among them. By Allah, I wept because of my humiliation, abasement, and degradation since my self rejected what was happening and had never accepted it.

He began to be increased by everything and not decreased by anything. Such is daarqawi property of the self, such is the quality of the sharif, and such is good character.

Whoever is truly the slave of Allah is not the slave of his passion. Otherwise, he should not write anything since the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Speak to the people 30 according to what they understand.


I used to invoke using it at the beginning of the path for up to one month. We have exchanged our Lord and Master — glory be to Him! This is because his luminosity may become too strong for him so that the teacher fears that it may obliterate lettrs as it lwtters obliterated many murids, past and present.

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As the wali of Allah, Sidi al-Mursi, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “No master puts himself in the front of murids unless waridat have poured upon him and he has permission from Allah and His Messenger. It is that we were to visualise the five individual letters of the Name when we said, “Allah, Allah, Allah.

He died at an advanced age, about 80 years, at his zawiyya in the night, after having lived “a very pleasant life in an elevated Garden where no prattle is ever heard. Listen to what I tell you. He acts badly with you and you act well with him? He himself was a Hasani ‘Amrani sharif as we have said. In the tongue of the People I welcome you — the man of the time.

Similarly, if his luminosity weakens, he returns him to the state of retreat so that it can increase in strength, and so forth.

That was not by our choice or his choice. He, may Allah be pleased with him, did not cease to do that until Allah took him by the hand in such an extraordinary way that there is no describing it. We think — and Allah knows best — that one can no longer say to most of the righteous of our time, “Do with but a little of the means of this world and a lot of the means of the Next World. By Allah, whoever is free is a wali.

We are only intent on fulfilling our appetites and elevating the position of the self.

May Allah rescue us and them from every error. It was like that because the Shaykh, may Allah be pleased with him, made me distinguish the real from the false and earnestness from jest, may Allah repay him with good and shield him from evil.


Had it not been that you remain with your own portions, you would have reached your Lord. He did not turn back from it and he died while he was in its thrall.

After I took it from him, he said to me, “For us, this is part of the path of the people of the outward, the victorious masters, may Allah be pleased with all of them.

He should not take the direction which is easy since sincerity lies in that which is onerous. They know the prayer, but the one who knows what he is doing is not like the one who does not know what he is doing. The author of these letters is the Shaykh, the Imam, the Ghawth, the sovereign gnostic, the realised one, the Shaykh of the Shaykhs of the gnostics, the model of the hearts which are perfect and have arrived. We seek refuge with Allah! Unfortunately we have become content with less; and whoever is content with anything other than arrival at the witnessing of God is an ignoramus.

Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi

There will be sincerity in all directions. We did not see him give them to anyone else. We went back to the way we were in the days of heedlessness, or even worse still, so take note, you who have eyes! By doing that, you will miss the excellence of the path and its blessing, secret, baraka, and bliss because whoever wants to pluck something before it is permitted to him is deprived of it as a result.

Always 33 remind them to be humble, and to go without in this world. Because of that, he brings him out of retreat to be sociable with people so that his state may be diminished and thereby he becomes safe from obliteration.

What is left if it is not this?