Quotes About Sufism

Quotes tagged as "sufism" (showing 1-30 of 531)
“What has he found who has lost God?
And what has he lost who has found God?”
Ibn 'Ata'illah al-Iskandari

أبو حامد الغزالي
“The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.”
أبو حامد الغزالي

“Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light.”
ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻAlawī al-Ḥaddād

Hazrat Inayat Khan
“I have loved in life and I have been loved.
I have drunk the bowl of poison from the hands of love as nectar,
and have been raised above life's joy and sorrow.
My heart, aflame in love, set afire every heart that came in touch with it.
My heart has been rent and joined again;
My heart has been broken and again made whole;
My heart has been wounded and healed again;
A thousand deaths my heart has died, and thanks be to love, it lives yet.
I went through hell and saw there love's raging fire,
and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love.
I wept in love and made all weep with me;
I mourned in love and pierced the hearts of men;
And when my fiery glance fell on the rocks, the rocks burst forth as volcanoes.
The whole world sank in the flood caused by my one tear;
With my deep sigh the earth trembled, and when I cried aloud the name of my beloved,
I shook the throne of God in heaven.
I bowed my head low in humility, and on my knees I begged of love,
"Disclose to me, I pray thee, O love, thy secret."
She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth, and spoke softly in my ear,
"My dear one, thou thyself art love, art lover,
and thyself art the beloved whom thou hast adored.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Dance of the Soul

Said Nursî
“Worry is itself an illness, since worry is an accusation against Divine Wisdom, a criticism of Divine Mercy.”
Said Nursî

Idries Shah
“It is the message, not the man, which is important to the Sufis.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Rumi
“Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret,
and in exchange gain the Ocean.
Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor,
and in the arms of the Sea be secure.
Who indeed should be so fortunate?
An Ocean wooing a drop!
In God's name, in God's name, sell and buy at once!
Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.”
Rumi

Hazrat Inayat Khan
“There are two aspects of individual harmony: the harmony between body and soul, and the harmony between individuals. All the tragedy in the world, in the individual and in the multitude, comes from lack of harmony. And harmony is the best given by producing harmony in one's own life. ”
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Hazrat Inayat Khan
“The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one's presence would be healing.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Rumi
“در غم ما روزها بی گاه شد
روزها با سوزها همراه شد”
Rumi

Idries Shah
“You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean.”
Idries Shah

Idries Shah
“Three Things
Three things cannot be retrieved:
The arrow once sped from the bow
The word spoken in haste
The missed opportunity.

(Ali the Lion, Caliph of Islam, son-in-law of Mohammed the Prophet),”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“The sufis believe that they can experience something more complete.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Idries Shah
“Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

Said Nursî
“He causes huge bodies like sun to proclaim His Majesty through His Names the All-Gracious, Great, reciting: ' O Glorious One, O Great One, O Mighty One', while tiny animate creatures like flies and fish proclaim His Mercy, reciting: 'O Gracious One, O Compassionate One, O Generous One”
Said Nursî

Idries Shah
“Q: What is a fundamental mistake of man's?
A: To think that he is alive, when he has merely fallen asleep in life's waiting-room.”
Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah
“The union of the mind and intuition which brings about illumination, and the development which the Sufis seek, is based upon love.”
Idries Shah

Idries Shah
“Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

Zarina Bibi
“Islam and Sufism are one. Teaching that to understand Islam one must be a lover, how can one understand Islam when the heart is empty of love.”
Zarina Bibi

Idries Shah
“Good. Show me a man who thinks that he knows what 'good' is, and I will probably be able to show you a horror of a person. Show me a person who really knows what 'good' is, and I will show you that he almost never uses the word.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

فرید الدین عطار
“A Drunkard accuses a Drunkard...

A sot became extremely drunk - his legs
And head sank listless, weighed by wine's thick dregs.
A sober neighbour put him in a sack
And took him homewards hoisted on his back.
Another drunk went stumbling by the first,
Who woke and stuck his head outside and cursed.
"Hey, you, you lousy dipsomaniac,"
He yelled as he was borne off in the sack,
"If you'd had fewer drinks, just two or three,
You would be walking now as well as me.”
فرید الدین عطار

Yunus Emre
“Sufilere sohbet gerek
Ahilere ahret gerek
Mecnunlara Leyla gerek
Bana seni gerek seni”
Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre
“Hak cihâna tolıdur kimseler Hakk’ı bilmez / Anı sen senden iste o senden ayru olmaz.”
Yunus Emre, Poemas

Idries Shah
“In a village where everyone has only one leg, the biped will hop about more lamely than anyone else, if he knows what is good for him.”
Idries Shah, Knowing How to Know: A Practical Philosophy in the Sufi Tradition

Idries Shah
“Wisdom is when you understand what, previously, at best you only knew.”
Idries Shah, Observations

Idries Shah
“One day we will all wear a garment which has no pockets...”
Idries Shah, The Commanding Self

Idries Shah
“Haste is from the Devil.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“The function of a nutrient is to become transmuted, not to leave unaltered traces.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Idries Shah
“It is not Sufism if it does not perform its function for you. A cloak is no longer a cloak if it does not keep a man warm.”
Idries Shah, Thinkers of the East

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