Category Archives: Rumi

The Spiritual Challenge of Human and Environment and Ecology

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid is a Pir-o-Murshid of five Sufi Orders: the Naqshbandiyya, Mujaddadiyya, Qadriyya, Chistiyya, and Shadhiliyya. He applies the dynamic essence of Islam and Tasawwuf in a variety of practical settings, stressing the relevancy of spiritual insights to today’s social, political, and environmental issues. He is the senior khalifa of Shaykh at-Tariqat Hazrat […]

Sweet candies for drunkards

One late night Bayazid (r) ( a Sufi Saint) was on his way home when he encountered a rowdy band of drunkards on the street. One of them had a guitar and was playing it in a sloppy, annoying way. Bayazid wanted to avoid them but they were harassing everyone who passed by. As Bayazid(r) […]

Bags of Gold or Bags of Blood ?

Khalifa Aimustanjid Billah( King) once came to Hadrat Ghawth al A’zam Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu ( The great Sufi Saint) and presented him some bags of gold. He refused, the gift but when the Khalifa begged and pleaded for their acceptance the Hadrat took two bags and pressed them. Blood seemed to ooze out of […]