Sayyid Amiruddin

Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.

Rabita: Meditation & Visualization Practices

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H.E. Mahmood Saeed al-Tantawi, of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt, writes on page 186 of his book, Min Fada-il al-‘Ashrat al-Mubashireen bil Janna, published in 1976 by Matab’a al-Ahram at-Tijariyya, Cairo, Egypt: “May God have mercy upon Ali ibn Abi Talib. He was born in the Kaaba. He witnessed the rise of Islam; he witnessed the Da’wa of Muhammad, and he was a witness of the Wahi (Revelation of Al-Qur’an al-Majid). He immediately accepted Islam even though he was still a child, and he fought all his life so that the Word of Allah would be supreme.”

“Tabarani and Hakim narrated from Ibn Mas’ud who narrated from the Prophet of Allah, salutations and blessings upon him, “Gazing at ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is worship”. The sanad for this hadith is hasan.” (Maktubat Rabbani, Vol. II, Letter 36)

“Visualization (through creative imagination) of the competent Master (Mawla ‘Ali) is more efficacious in reforming the character of the disciple than the remembrance of God alone without visualization (through creative imagination)” – Imam Rabbani Mujadid Alf Thani Ahmad Sirhindi

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Painting, Imam ‘Ali, opaque watercolour on paper, Deccan, South India, early 19th century. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Hudhur Ma Shaykh & Rabita Sharifa Method by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim

Rabita Shareef Muraqabah: The Chapter of the Honorable Connection: The explanation of its Method and Function from Al-Futuhat al-Haqqaniyyah by Ash-Shaykh Adnan Kabbani

The Necessity of the Directing-Shaykh

Bonding with the Heart of the Shaykh (Rabita i-Sharifa)

Visualizing the Shaykh (Tasawwur-i Shaykh)

Principle Rule of the Path

Rabita i-Sharifa

Technique for Visualization of the Shaykh

Hudhur Ma Shaykh & Rabita Sharifa Method by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim 

Re: Nad e ‘Ali – The Imaginary Call to ‘Ali – by Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin

Re: Ijazah to recite Nad e ‘Ali

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Magic Carpets: Muslim prayer mats are designed to encourage visualizing through creative imagination in prayer five times daily.  The Holy Ka’aba inside the Haram al-Sharif Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, KSA

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Magic Carpets: Muslim prayer mats are designed to encourage visualizing through creative imagination in prayer five times daily.  Haram al-Sharif Masjid an-Nabawi, Medina, KSA.

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Magic Carpets: Muslim prayer mats are designed to encourage visualizing through creative imagination in prayer five times daily. Dome of the Rock inside the blessed compound of Haram al-Sharif Masjid Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem. “Prayer is the ascension of the believer” (Hadith)

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