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Knowledge and wisdom

Sheikh Nazim al Haqqani Glastonbury Assembly Rooms - February 1999.

As Salam alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatauhu.   By the Name of Allah, Most Magnificent and Most Munificent.

We are asking our meeting is a holy meeting. We are fed up from meetings that are not from the Lord of Heavens. Everywhere you will find meetings and gatherings but all of them are tasteless - no taste. Because taste and enjoyment is coming through your soul to your physical being. Don’t think that taste and enjoyment is coming from outside to you, but you must ask happiness, contentment, satisfaction and pleasure from yourself to yourself. What is coming from outside is temporary. When thirsty you are drinking. When you are coming here - no more taste. The first night can’t continue into other nights, always coming down.

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Hadith

Lady Lucie Duff Gordon (1821-1869) lived in Luxor, Egypt from 1862 in the hope that the consumption she was suffering from would improve. She learnt Arabic, and often visited and prayed at the tomb of Sufi Sheikh Yusuf abu’l-Hajjaj.

Letter to her husband, Sir Alexander Duff Gordon, from Cairo 16th October 1866:

'My Reis spoke such a pretty parable the other day that I must needs write it. A Coptic Reis stole some of my wood, which we got back by force and there was some reviling of the Nazarenes in consequence from Hoseyn and Ali; but Reis Mohammed said:

“Not so; Girgis is a thief, it is true, but many Christians are honest; and behold, all the people in the world are like soldiers, some wear red and some blue; some serve on foot, others on horseback, and some in ships; but all serve one Sultan, and each fights in the regiment in which the Sultan has placed him, and he does what does his duty best is the best man, be his coat red or blue or black.”

I said, `Excellent words, oh Reis, and fit to be spoken from the best of pulpits.' It is surprising what happy sayings the people here hit upon; they cultivate talk for want of reading, and the consequence is great facility narration and illustration. Everybody enforces his ideas, like Christ, in parables.'