Before Rumi became Rumi

Shah Shams Tabrizi walked into Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s class and, pointing to the books, asked, ‘What is all this?’ Rumi … More

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Sufi Poem about the Mir’aj

Balaghal ula bikamaalihi He [Muhammad ﷺ ] reached the highest place by his Perfection. Kasha fad-dujaa bijamaalihi He removed darkness by … More

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No one knows you here…

A wandering dervish arrived in a town where the natives didn’t trust strangers. Go away! they shouted at him. No … More

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My child, you may enter

When Abul Hasan al-Shadhili rahimahu Llah would enter Madinah he would stand outside of the mosque like a beggar with … More

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Somethings are just easy

‎”When I was in the desert,” said Nasruddin one day, “I caused an entire tribe of horrible and bloodthirsty bedouins … More

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How do you pray?

Rabiya narrates that he went to see Owaise of Qarni and he saw him while he was performing the morning prayer. … More

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Layla’s Madman

In the time of al-Nawawī, Dār al-Hadīth had the Noble Sandal of the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayi wa sallam) in … More

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How long should I wait???

Someone asked the Sufi: How long can a lover wait for his Beloved? The Sufi responded: I’ve lost the count … More

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Seasons of life

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. … More

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A tortoise and a scorpion

A tortoise carries a stranded scorpion across a river. The scorpion stings the tortoise who demands indignantly: “My nature is … More

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