A Quote by Ibn Arabi

All those among the Sufis who had no visible murshid (guide), that is, an earthly man like themselves and a contemporary, called themselves Uwaysis. One of the most famous was abu'l-Hasan Kharraqani (d. 425/1034), an Iranian Sufi, who left us the following saying: I am amazed at those disciples who declare that they require this or that master. You are perfectly well aware that I have never been taught by any man. God was my guide, though I have the greatest respect for all the masters.

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)


12 comment (s):

  1. Mo'in said...

    Dear Maryam,

    Thank you very much for this quote from Shaykh Ibn al-'Arabi. A spiritual connection is so precious.

    Kindest wishes,


  2. Anonymous said...

    mashaAllah great quote
    Ibn Al-Arabi (r.a.) was a great sufi master

  3. rameez bilali said...

    not all poeple can have this capacity. poeople like ibn arabi are rare expections.the general and safe way is to travel the spirirual path under the guidance of a real master. that's why ibn arabi says he has respect for all the masters of sufism.

  4. mani said...

    Awesome quote, em looking forward more of these from you

  5. Anonymous said...

    Ibn al-Arabi was a mighty master...Great.

  6. Anonymous said...

    Bismillahir Rahmannir Raheem ~ In the Name of Allah Almighty, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.

    Dear Sister Maryam,

    Assalamu'alaikum, Shalom and Greetings.

    I am a single Syed Muslim male from Pune, India. Over the years Allah the Most High has made me to have major experiences which are directly connected connected to the Second Coming of Hadrat Isa (as) or Jesus Christ and the emergence of the awaited Imam Mahdi (as) as the world saviors.

    Based on my personal understanding of the esoteric meanings of these experiences, I am pasting below an article along with copy of the email I received in response to these experiences.

    I swear in the name of Allah the Most High that the experiences that I have mentioned are true to the best of my knowledge and understanding.

    I sending you this email NOT to make any direct or indirect claims but with the honest intention to seek your guidance / feedback regarding these experiences.

    With love and blessings,

    Brother Naushad Somji.

  7. Anonymous said...

    Email feedback in response to these Devine experiences:

    Dear Brother Naushad Somji,

    Thanks for your kind mail. Certainly you are a blessed soul. I am very happy to read about the experiences you have undergone. Strange are the ways of the Almighty and He alone knows about His scheme of things. Nothing is impossible for Him to do. Yes He can make a person a Messiah in one night as He did with the Prophet. My personal opinion is that one should leave oneself in His hands and pray Him for His grace. He alone knows what He wants to do.

    I have read your book completely. It appears that the God Almighty has chosen you for some special work. The mystery would unfold in due course. I pray that you prove His worthy instrument. It also appears to me that you should pray "Thy Will Be Done". I am sure He would reveal His Will and lead you to the work for which He has so kindly chosen you. My prayers for you. May the Great Masters help you in your mission?

    With Kind Regards,

    Sufi Brother

  8. Anonymous said...

    Second Coming of Hadrat Isa (as) or Jesus Christ and the emergence of the awaited Imam Mahdi (as) as the world saviors :

    The scriptures of many religions speak of a coming leader who will consummate the fulfillment of the divine will on earth. He will manifest in his person the righteousness and compassion of God, and he will bring about the final defeat of evil, and establish the
    Kingdom of Heaven on earth. This person who will be specially chosen by God for this mission and empowered to accomplish it. Prophecies that a leader will come and accomplish such a mission are nearly universal.

    Religions call him by various names: Jews long for the promised Messiah; for Christians the Messiah is Jesus of Nazareth, who has already come and ascended to heaven but will reappear (perhaps in a new guise) at his Second Coming. Muslims also expect the second advent of Jesus, who will come as a Muslim Imam, and among Shiite Muslims there are various expectations of a future Imam Mahdi. Buddhist sutras prophesy the coming of the Maitreya Buddha; Vaishnavite Hindu scriptures prophesy the future descent of an avatar named Kalki; Zoroastrian scriptures prophesy the coming of the Saoshyant; and some Confucian texts speak of a future True Man who will finally bring peace to the world by perfectly instituting the Way of Confucius.

    In 1997 when I was 30, Hadrat Imam Ali (as) appeared to me in resurrected form at the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chisty (ra) at Ajmershareef. He looked into my eyes, smiled and went away. This opened my heart and my spiritual journey began. I started to isolate myself from people and my personality changed completely. Thereafter I experienced the divine knowledge of Allah gradually entering my heart and soul and I became very religious.

    Since then I have been meeting many dead Islamic Saints or Auliyas who have also appeared to me in their resurrected forms. A few years after my experience at Ajmeershareef, Hadrat Syed Badr-u-din Shah Hussani (rh) appeared to me also in resurrected form. He prayed over a glass of water and made me drink it, thus making me his mureed or disciple. He came to India from yemen @ 1000 years ago and was martyred. His head is buried at the Holy Shrine in the jungle near the town of Pen, in the state of Maharashtra. He nevertheless continued his fight for the cause of Allah the Most High despite the head being severed from his body. His body is buried in the town of Parandha in Maharashtra, an eight hour drive from Pen.

    Two months later, Hazrat Syed Khwaja Muinuddin Chisty (ra) appeared to me in resurrected form. He gave me a fruit to eat and said that he was giving me the Khilafaat, the position as leader and spiritual master. I was told by him that I have a pure soul and that I will over the years work as a guru for people of all religions and they will call me a Messiah then.

    Of all my meetings with the Holy men of Islam, the most remarkable was with Prophet Mohammad (saw) who appeared to me along with Hadrat Imam Ali (as) and three more men whom I did not recognize. Prophet Mohammad (saw) led us all in afternoon prayers, and then we had lunch, all eating from the same big plate. After the lunch as the Prophet (saw) was leaving he shook hands with me with a big smile and I kissed his hands respectfully.

    This could be connected to the awaited Mahdi.

    "The promised Mahdi will be among my family. God will make the provisions for his emergence within a single night "…… (Islam. Ibn Majah, Sahih, Vol. 2, P. 519)

  9. Anonymous said...

    Later on I got baptized by a Christian Priest and during this the Priest saw a bright light descending on my person and then entering my soul as a small flame of light. Even I felt something powerful entering my heart that time. Thereafter major spiritual changes began to change place with me. There are at times I could do the kind of healing that Jesus Christ did during his time. Also, I have got the power to forgive sins and whenever I visit graveyards thousands of souls would approach me for prayers to have their sins forgiven. They would not leave me unless I prayed for them. When Pope John Paul 2 died, his soul came to me in the astral body and asked me to pray for him. He said master master please help me. Few days later on when President Yasser Arafat died, his soul also approached me and he said that he did not want anything for himself but rather he asked me to help his fellow humans in Palestine who are in great trouble.

    This could be connected the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

    “What would be your situation if the Son of Mary (Jesus) descends upon you and your Imam (Mahdi) is from among you”? ………..(Islam. Bukhari, kitabul-Anbiya, Chapter Nuzul Isa bin Maryam)

    Two years ago I suddenly got a pull to visit the Holy Shrine of Hadrat Shirdi Sai Baba (rh). Since then Baba has been guiding and protecting me and he calls me his son. During one such visit at the Temple of Hadrat Shirdi Sai Baba (rh) I saw a white ball of light approaching me from the right side during night aarti. When the aarti ritual was over, this white ball of light moved away. Recently Baba has informed me that this ball has been put into my heart by him and because of this over the period of time I will become spiritually one with God the Most High ~ an Avatar !!

    This could be connected to the Kalki Avatar.

    "Whenever the Law declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish the Law" ... (Hinduism. Bhagavad-Gita 4.7-8.)

    All these 3 powers ~ Mahdi, Messiah and Kalki Avatar combined make up the world savior. This world savior is destined to save the mankind from the rigors of today. The day to day lowering of human values, humans behaving more like a vicious animal (it is ironic sometimes it is difficult to distinguish human beings from animals), the breaking up of relationships between the family members, between communities and on larger scale the countries has become the order of the day. Such a one fully prepared and powered to address the ills of today head-on and shall annihilate the ills of today and make the humanity step forward towards a new golden era... the Satyuga ~ the golden period. He shall be one who makes dharma or pure religion prevail over numerous other corrupted religions followed world-wide. One who brings all countries on a common platform... can only be the deliverer! The society as of today awaits the coming of this world savior! Call him the Messiah of the masses or the downtrodden denizens of the society... coming of him would be a boon to the mankind at large!

    My case is in some ways similar to that of Prophet Younas (as) as mentioned in the Holy Quran. He was called by Allah the Most High for a divine mission but initially chose to run away from it. Many times over the years I too have tried to avoid getting too deeply into spiritual and religious things and have tried my level best to lead a normal life. But every time I tried to do that, Allah the Most High would pull me back into it and this has happened several times during the past few years. Since I could not run away from Allah's call, I had no option but to submit humbly to it.


  10. Anonymous said...

    Bismillahir Rahmannir Raheem

    Dear Sister Maryam,


    I am a Syed Muslim male from Pune, India. Over the years Allah the Most High has made me to have major spiritual and mystical experiences. I was made a mureed and later on given Khilfaat by Auliyas who appeared to me from unseen world.

    I seek your views / feedback on these experiences and in this connection request you to kindly contact me.

    Brother Naushad Somji.

  11. Anonymous said...

    Bismillahir Rahmannir Raheem

    Dear Sister Maryam,

    Assalamu'alaikum, Shalom and Greetings.

    Like to read your blogs and find them very interesting. I have been having major spiritual and mystical experiences and in this connection seek you advice. To get your email id can you plz shoot a line to me at~ naushadsomjee43@gmail.com

    Brother Naushad Somji.

  12. Fouad Oodian said...

    Whom God guide is well guided.I would like to use this occasion to say something about Shaykh Akbar Ibn Arabi[may God bless his innermost being, he is like a teacher for me in the teaching of the science of abjad and by his help I have written and pubished my first book this year with the RoseDog Book in the United States. Visit my blog for more deatails.

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