Sacred Alchemy: A Collection of Qur’anic Verses

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Sacred Alchemy: A Collection of Qur’anic Verses

“And We send down of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe …” – Quran, 17:82

‘The alchemical effect of the Qur’an, the deep transformative impact it has upon the human soul, is such that even its most ardent of opponents have been profoundly affected by it. The pouring of the Qur’an’s healing verses over spiritual wounds, and allowing it to work its miracle is what led to this compilation.

The Qur’an is the ultimate reference guide in revealing hidden and manifest truths, but to approach this sacred text with the correct courtesy and to be granted its secrets requires an open and sincere heart, a clear mind and a courage to face Reality and the truth of one’s present state. This collection of Qur’anic verses represent key verses to imbibe and meditate upon in your alchemical spiritual journey.’

Sufi Encounters: Sharing the Wisdom of Enlightened Sufis

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Sufi Encounters: Sharing the Wisdom of Enlightened Sufis

An unparalleled exploration of Sufism as it is practised around the world, describing meetings with today’s enlightened teachers as well as including wonderfully inspiring translations of the great Sufi masters of the past. Ultimately, this book acts as a guide to the Sufi path and offers wise insight into the meaning and purpose of life.

A compelling view of Sufi history together with vivid personal remembrances of living mystics. This is an inspiring and at the same time beautifully subtle book, with light-filled insights on every page.” – Saadi Shakur Chishti, author of The Sufi Book of Life The Sufi path described in this book leads the seeker past ordinary states of consciousness towards a new experience of infinitude that is the source of the universe. In this stage there is no duality or otherness, but instead infinitude, the Original Oneness, from which all dualities and attributes emanate.

The book is at once an autobiography, a didactic treatise and a literary opus full of wonderful translations of the words of earlier Sufis, as well as the author’s own poetry. It describes Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s life quest to connect today’s world with classical times, especially through his meetings with enlightened Sufis all over the globe. Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri also addresses profound Sufi teachings concerning the nature of humankind, the cosmos and God, using clear and simple language to address difficult doctrinal issues as only a master who has digested fully such knowledge could do. The book also reveals much about the present-day Islamic world where, despite the tragedies that are to be seen everywhere, tradition and spirituality survive. This is a metaphysical and spiritual guide to the Sufi path that ultimately offers insight into the meaning and purpose of life.

Refinement of Character: Friday Discourses

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Refinement of Character: Friday Discourses

“How do we transform ourselves using the spiritual map from our Din? How do we move through the four stages of inner awakening from Ilma Al Yaqin (the Total Reality of Certainty) to Ayn Al-Yaqin (the Eye of certainty) to Haqq Al-Yaqin (the Total Reality of Certainty) and its final stage, Haqq Al-Haqq (the Truth of Truth). What is the Quranic prescription of life, which allows the refinement of character from base to sublime?”

The ‘Refinement of Character’ discourses offered by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri in South Africa present a comprehensive and complete package of essentials regarding the self and its emergence, of the interplay between the ego and the soul (behaviour and personality dynamics). This book presents these discourses allowing one to become closer to discovering the true answers for these questions.

“Become emotional and you are disturbing the heart, which represents the access to your soul. Through the soul you perceive the appropriateness of knowledge.” Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri