Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi. Translated by Titus Burckhardt. A selection from the Rasa’il al-darqawiyya, an important document among the Sufi . THE first edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, published in , while admitting the importance of the Darqāwī order (see Derkāwā) in Morocco and Algeria. Mawlay al-‘Arabi ad-Darqawi.. letters from the Shaykh to the Fuqara on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I advise all of you, elite and common.

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This is so much the case that Shaykh Abu’l- ‘Abbas al-Mursi, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If the reality of the wali were unveiled, rarqawi would be worshipped. It has taken hold of our hearts and limbs since it is the opposite of meanings.

We have danced with Darqawa, Supped at their table, yes, And much, much more, I And you have sung the same song, The song of the sultan of love. Then you will have no good at all. If they obtain it, they will withdraw from the state darqawwi rejection to the state of confirmation, and from the state of heedlessness to the state of dhikr.

In general, this master’s outward appearance was, like other gnostics, may Allah be pleased with them, like other people in their human states of eating, drinking, sleep, marriage, buying and selling, loans, amazement, laughter at what people laugh at, inattentiveness, forgetfulness, asking about what he did not write down, weakness, illness, need, poverty, incapacity, and other human qualities which are not incompatible with slaveness.

No one can dispense with the shaykh in any of the disciplines, especially the discipline of Sufism.

Letters On The Spiritual Path

That is all because they saw our state which is the state of the open-handed — may Allah provide us with their love and pleasure! He would insist on the prayer very strongly because of what he leetters in it of harmony and intimate conversation and the fact that it is where baraka and mercy descends. As for the one whose heart is filled up with bad qualities, he does not enjoy election, and he does not expect to see his Lord — glory be to Him!


It is like the beautiful bride whose form is unrivalled in beauty. Therefore he put on the patched robe and began to beg and take knowledge from him and benefit from him.

Whoever has himma which has risen above phenomenal beings reaches the Maker of being. Rather, it would be refined, brought to its own essence, and 54 purified of turbidity.

This is the one to whom the meanings of the Essence of his Lord come until they annihilate him in the Essence and annihilate him to the darqwwi of the existence of anything other-than-it.

Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi

The hands are folded in standing and sitting as in tashahhud. By Dsrqawi, that will never happen. Truly, none is bereft unless he has killed his self and recognised his Lord. This is in the same station as the Greatest Name, and Allah knows best.

You flung dust in the enemy’s face Scattering them by the secret Of a rare sunna the ‘ulama forgot. Whoever comes to our presence free and clear, leaves with his heart fattened. Had you abandoned them and occupied yourself with the command of your Lord, your heart would have been freed of its illness.

It is absolutely necessary that you keep together and respect one another. The hearts only have life after the death of the self. As for His word, ‘the Outward’, I do not understand it since we only see created beings outwardly manifest. He said, may Allah be pleased with him, “I used to clean the students’ writing-boards.


I achieved it lettes the space of one month, and God knows best. Newer Post Older Post Home. I asked Allah’s forgiveness and those sores went away immediately. He did not turn back from it and he died while he was in its thrall. Two opposites are not joined together except for the man whose follows that of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Murid’s Log: The Letters of Moulay al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi

Know that these inner meanings are ever present in the human being and they are as many as there are waves in the ocean. Generally speaking, the meanings only come to the one who has a great natural disposition in his heart and a strong attachment to seeing the Essence of his Lord. One day a funeral was in progress at his house and the house was filled with people, both elite and common.

When I saw the excellence of dhikr and its secret and good, my love for it caught fire. Who takes my hand? He continued to draw near Him with these and other actions until He chose him for His presence by His favour which He gave him.

If it had not been for his ignorance, he would not have needed anything except Allah.