The Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition Guidebook of Daily Practices and Devotions
One of the distinguished schools of Islamic spiritual discipline, the Naqshbandi Sufi Order has a long and illustrious history from the first days of Islam. Led by the shaykhs of the Golden Chain-inheritors of spiritual knowledge from Prophet Muhammad-the Naqshbandi Order has always played a central, pivotal role in the life of people in the Muslim world and survived the turmoil and tribulations of the past century to remain one of the few authentic mystical traditions maintaining a living link with its ancient past. The extraordinary vision of the Naqshbandi Saints was manifest in their establishment of fixed devotions and daily practices firmly rooted in the Qur'an and Sunnah of the Prophet. These practices have enabled devout seekers to awaken certainty of belief and to attain stations of nearness to the Divine Presence. The renewed prominence of this order at the turn of the 21st century, due to the indefatigable striving of Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, signals an impending change to our society in which aspirants to Divine Service will be granted to transcend the bounds of the physical senses in order to fulfill the unexplored potential in each human heart. The Naqshbandi Devotions are a source of light and energy, an oasis in a worldly desert. Through the manifestations of Divine Blessings bestowed on the practitioners of these magnificent rites, they will be granted the power of magnanimous healing, by which they seek to cure the hearts of mankind darkened by the gloom of spiritual poverty and materialism. We pray that each person who picks up this book of devotions with sincere intention to observe any of its efficacious practices will receive a portion of the blessings and manifestations bestowed on the greatest saints of earlier times.
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STEPPING FORTHON THE PATH OF WAYFARING TO THE DIVINE PRESENCE
TAZKIYYAT ANNAFS PURIFYING THE SELF
SCHOLARLY OPINIONS ON THE PRECEDENCE OF INTERNAL KNOWLEDGE
REMEMBRANCE OF GOD
THE NAQSHBANDIWAY OF DHIKR
NOTESTO THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
INVOKING THE MASTERS
NOTESTO THE GUIDEBOOK
EXPLANATIONS AND PROCEDURES
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