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Less is More

Sufis

Before reaching spiritual maturity Sufi literature can encourage fantasy or act as a placebo with uncertain outcome. In the material realm more is sought, in the spiritual realm the reverse is true.

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Pointers to Truth

Pointing to HaTruthqq

Human needs, desires and questions never end. We always hope to discover answers to our day-to-day questions as well as the big questions in life. How did life begin? How and when will life end? Who am I really?

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Natural Illusions

SFH in Nature

A brief excerpt from 101 Helpful Illusions which explores consciousness, light, and the various levels of discernable and unseen dimensions at work in the world, and beyond it.

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The Thread of Truth

Thread of Truth

The revitalised interest in Islam and Sufism, as well as Sufi Shaykhs are signs that our scientific and material development is reaching a point that needs the revitalization of the heart and awakening to the inner light of the soul.

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The Shock of Awakening

Sufis

Succour for those experience inner realities which make them question their sanity in the context of an outer world and society which largely denies the existence of such states of consciousness.

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To Be Alive

Sufis

A brief explanantion of the two kinds of being alive and the essential differences between them, especially in terms of limited conditionality.

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The Cycles of Life and Reality

Cycles of Life

A collection of excerpts on the topic of the Cycles of Life and Reality through which we all must travel on our life journey.

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Consciousness

Cycles of Life

A selection of Shaykh Fadhlalla's insights into this critical concept, phenomena, and experience.

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Sufism and the Sufi

Sufis

Sufism has maintained a clear line of direct transmission of wisdom back to original Islam. The key to Sufism is that of inner awakening, freedom and joy through recognition of outer restriction by choice and discrimination.

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Remembrance, Discrimination, Yearning

Dhikr

A basic introduction to three critical and interrelated aspects of The Path: remembrance, discrimination, and the energy that arises from yearning.

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The Parable of the Spider's House

Sufis

One’s attachments, phobias and habits are as secure as the wisp of thought that repeatedly brings them about. The ultimate refuge is with Allah.

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The Journey of Transformation

Sufis

The world around us makes perfect sense only if we look at it through the eyes of Unity (tawhīd). No matter what we look at in existence, we find that it can always be traced back to its one original source, Allah.

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Decree, Destiny and Enlightenment

People of Light

The final destiny of every man is his awakening to his permanent, non-time reality, from which he has emerged. We are given the experience of this life, with all its decrees, for us to know them, accept them and become one with them...

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Eid - The Return

Eid

This article is an extract from an Eid Talk given by Shaykh Fadhalla in South Africa.

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