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Sufi Quotes

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Rumi
“What you seek is seeking you.”
Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Rumi
“I know you're tired but come, this is the way.”
Jalalu'l-din Rumi

Meher Baba
“Don't Worry Be Happy”
Meher Baba

Zain Hashmi
“Happiness comes from helping others, by being with others, and by sharing, even if it's only a smile.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Zain Hashmi
“And when your soul, the flame, the spark, meets with the divine fuel that is so pure and so strong, it results in immense enlightenment: the enlightenment of God. Light upon light, Noorun Alaa Noor.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Zain Hashmi
“Small good decisions will lead you to the glorious path of success.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Elif Shafak
“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair.
Even when all doors remain closed, God wil open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that has been denied.”
Elif Shafak

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

Zain Hashmi
“remember that trying is eighty percent of doing something. So try and don't give up, because not giving up is the other twenty percent.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Zain Hashmi
“Love is and should always be unconditional.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Zain Hashmi
“your life will not end with death. You are Immortal. You were always there and you always will be.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Zain Hashmi
“Successful people enjoy the journeys they embark on, irrespective of whether they reach their destination or not.”
Zain Hashmi

Rumi
“There came one and knocked at the door of the Beloved.
And a voice answered and said, 'Who is there?'
The lover replied, 'It is I.'
'Go hence,' returned the voice;
'there is no room within for thee and me.'
Then came the lover a second time and knocked and again the voice demanded,
'Who is there?'
He answered, 'It is thou.'
'Enter,' said the voice, 'for I am within.”
Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, The Way of the Sufi

Zain Hashmi
“Some of the fighters wear the best uniforms, do the best drills, but hardly anyone has seen them fighting. Some you won't even think that they are fighters, but they are the best knights on the battlefield.”
Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

Kamand Kojouri
“You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.”
Kamand Kojouri

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

“When no one is looking,
I swallow deserts and clouds
and chew on mountains
knowing they are sweet bones!
When no one is looking
and I want to kiss God,
I just lift my own hand to my mouth.”
Khwaja Shamsuddin Mohammad, The Rubaiyat of Hafiz

Kamand Kojouri
“I will speak of love
until you go mad
and join me
in my mad worship
of love.”
Kamand Kojouri

Rumi
“A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed,
cut holes in it, and called it a human being.

Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony
of parting, never mentioning the skill
that gave it life as a flute”
Rumi Jalalu'l-Din

Amir Khusrau
“Khusrau darya prem ka, ulti wa ki dhaar,
Jo utra so doob gaya, jo dooba so paar.

English Translation.

Oh Khusrau, the river of love
Runs in strange directions.
One who jumps into it drowns,
And one who drowns, gets across.”
Amir Khusrau, The Writings Of Amir Khusrau :700 years after the prophet : a 13th-14th century legend of Indian-sub-continent

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

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

Bulleh Shah
“Not a believer in the mosque am I,
Nor a disbeliever with his rites am I.
I am not the pure amongst the impure,
I am neither Moses nor Pharaoh.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not in the holy books am I,
Nor do I dwell in bhang or wine,
Nor do I live in a drunken haze,
Nor in sleep or waking known.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not in happiness or in sorrow am I found.
I am neither pure nor mired in filthy ground.
Not of water nor of land,
Nor am I in air or fire to be found.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not an Arab nor Lahori,
Not a Hindi or Nagouri,
Nor a Muslim or Peshawari,
Not a Buddhist or a Christian.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Secrets of religion have I not unravelled,
I am not of Eve and Adam.
Neither still nor moving on,
I have not chosen my own name!
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

From first to last, I searched myself.
None other did I succeed in knowing.
Not some great thinker am I.
Who is standing in my shoes, alone?

Bulleh, I know not who I am.”
Bulleh Shah

Shams-i Tabrizi
“When I run after what I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
if I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that
what I want also wants me,
is looking for me and attracting me.
There is a great secret here
for anyone who can grasp it.”
Shams-i Tabrizi

Kamand Kojouri
“You know how it goes:
at some point in your life,
you fell in love with someone
and had a glimpse of God.
Then you abandoned life and lover
and started celebrating
your love for God.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“We seek the fire of the spark that is already within us.”
Kamand Kojouri

“They will become Godly when they will have God in their hearts.”
Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, The Religion of God

Amir Khusrau
“Chaap Tilak

Chhap tilak sab cheeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Chhap tilak sab cheeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Prem bhatee ka madhva pilaikay
Matvali kar leeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Gori gori bayyan, hari hari churiyan
Bayyan pakar dhar leeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Bal bal jaaon mein toray rang rajwa
Apni see kar leeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Khusrau Nijaam kay bal bal jayyiye
Mohay Suhaagan keeni ray mosay naina milaikay
Chhap tilak sab cheeni ray mosay naina milaikay


Translation
You've taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance.
By making me drink the wine of love-potion,
You've intoxicated me by just a glance;
My fair, delicate wrists with green bangles in them,
Have been held tightly by you with just a glance.
I give my life to you, Oh my cloth-dyer,
You've dyed me in yourself, by just a glance.
I give my whole life to you Oh, Nijam,
You've made me your bride, by just a glance.”
Amir Khusrau

ʿAbd Al-Qadir al-Jilani
“Dear Friend, Your Heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it clean of the veil of dust which has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.”
ʿAbd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, The Secret of Secrets

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