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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By Allah, it is the means of the deen which one should be concerned with lettres every age, and especially in this time since concern with lettets of the deen without worldly things is almost as if it had never existed. We went back to the way we were in the days of heedlessness, or even worse still, so take note, you who have eyes!

Then he would take by Allah as he had left for Allah. There is no house in which I sit That you do not sit beside me.

If you occupy yourself 48 with the attack of the enemy, he will obtain what he wants from you and you will miss the love of the Beloved.

Whoever comes to our presence free and clear, leaves with his heart fattened. We think that arrival is not obtained by many actions nor by a few of them. When I finished the Qur’an from first to last, I asked Allah Almighty for the effect to be manifest because of my great need and immense poverty so that He would cure me of what had afflicted me. As the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: Whoever wants strength should be content with weakness.

He had me do dhikr with some of the brothers from the people of Fes, may Allah protect it from every harm! Always 33 remind them to be humble, and to go without in this world. If I let them fade away a thousand times at night and a thousand times in the day, I would return to them a thousand times at night and a thousand times in the day.

It is always like that in the place which we mentioned and in other great moments. What he says in his letters is filled with things that indicate this. We need only the deen. If they had turned to Allah, He would have driven them away from them all and their proper business would have been enough for them. He, may Allah be pleased with him, was given the name al-Jamal the camel.


This is one hadra, one circle, One grain of sand beneath The sandal of Muhammad. Sometimes it was for one of them, and sometimes it was for more than one, and at still other times, it was for all of them, may Allah be pleased with them!

If you do not know it, then we will give you another one which containts the same thing the first one had. All that they contain is only the Shari’a of the Master of the Messengers, the path of the wayfarers, indications of the realised gnostics who have arrived, and the ecstasies of the beloved lovers.

Whoever desires to attack it is certainly included under the words of Allah Almighty, “No, the fact is that they have denied something which their knowledge does not embrace and the meaning of which has not yet reached them. There is no replacement for Allah if you separate ,etters from Him.

You are not annihilated as long as My form has not appeared in you. Such is the property of the self, such is the quality of the sharif, and such is good character.

Letters of Shaykh al-‘Arabi al-Darqawi | The Matheson Trust

Leave your self, and do not be enticed by it — not for the sake of this world nor for the sake of the Next World. The only path to Him is by the door of moderation with this world and alienation from people, and disregard for both the inward and the outward. Your path is beauty outwardly and majesty inwardly, like the path of the common people. When his slaveness is sincerely Allah’s, then he is the wali of Allah.

By Allah, if it had not been for its baraka, all of us would still be absorbed in the deviation which we had before the baraka existed. The words of the Almighty about the virtue of dhikr of Allah are enough: He left the tomb of Moulay Idris and passed by a sharif, Sidi Hamid, who was one of the descendants of the famous Qutb, the great gnostic Mawlana ‘Abdu’l-‘Aziz ad- Dabbagh, through his daughter.

He, may Allah be pleased with him, was among the loftiest and most majestic shaykhs of the tariqa, may Allah be pleased with them and give us the benefit of their baraka. I looked closely to see whether anything besides what I mentioned about our appetites and elevating the position of the self keeps us from the gifts.


One of those who did not see him, may Allah bless him and grant him 44 peace, was Abu Jahl — may Allah curse him! When I saw the excellence of dhikr and its secret and good, my love for it caught fire. If you overcome it, you will overcome all phenomenal leyters in spite of its defiance to you, or to be more precise, your wife in this case.

It is also said that his grandfather was the one who moved there.

The awliya’ of Allah Almighty are the elixir of the hearts. I say these words to you only because I have seen the gifts of those who smite their egos and bring life to their hearts.

We did not see him give them to anyone else. But if He wants to bring you to Him, He veils your attribute with His attribute. When it comes to you the first time, it is very large like a mountain. They have drawn near to their Master with sincere intention and their Master has drawn near to them as befits the Sublime Essence.

The curse of Allah is one on the one who denies. I had a dream while I was in Fes in the petters. He has the Kingdom and He has praise. When I saw him doing that, I told him, “Stop wearing the patched robe and notoriety will leave you. There is only such-and-such in it or nothing. It is the state of divestment since it has great excellence and a clear secret. Then I dreamt that I was reciting Surat al-Qasas with an illiterate man who did not recognise its name on the writing board with a great slow recitation and a loud voice.

Letters On The Spiritual Path

Take that which will kill your self and give life to your heart. He teaches knowledges direct from the Divine Presence to whomever He wills among His slaves.

If you dzrqawi to travel the Path quickly and to immediately obtain realisation, you must perform obligatory prayers and confirmed supererogatory good actions. Someone saw him while he was doing that and said, “This is the camel!