The Sufi’s Heaven

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“The Sufi’s heaven is closeness to God… and the Sufi’s hell is distance from Him… Hell is in the world of the ego, the nafs… when you are liberated from it, everywhere is heaven.”

- Nur Ali Shah (Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh)

Ya Haqq!

Note:  See also the earlier post, Heaven and Hell.

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5 Responses to The Sufi’s Heaven

  1. Zuhura says:

    Wow! I have been saying this since I first converted to Islam, before ever reading anything about Sufism. As I learn more and more about Sufism, I’m pleased to know that my thinking is similar to that of some Sufis.

  2. Irving says:

    Thank you for the comment, dear Sister Zuhura :) May Allah bless your journey. Amin.

    Ya Haqq!

  3. dear brother,
    happy new year, what is the solution to human crisis? tell how can we live in such a time? Is sufism the solution?
    Allah guide us to His right path.

  4. Irving says:

    Dear Brother Abdulgalil,

    Happy New Year, and indeed, may Allah guide us on His right path. Ameen. As to your questions, yes, I do believe that the loving-kindness which is at the heart of Sufim is the solution to how to live in any time.

    It is this natural instinct to love that is at the core of a new concept of evolution I have been developing, the origin of the spiritual species. I suspect that it may even be the case that spirituality itself is also biological in essence, for what is evolution but a quest to reach higher than our grasp, the genetic drive to better ourselves as individuals and as a species.

    “To love thy neighbor as thyself,” and its corollaries of kindness, generosity, mercy and compassion, are then not only noble attributes of the Sufis and other mystic paths, but a sign of the biological evolution of humanity’s consciousness. We are very slowly but constantly growing away from our war-like and destructive primitive origins, our nafs, and each conscious act of compassion is a step on that path of physical and spiritual evolution toward the Source of all Goodness.

    We evolve in love towards God!

  5. Ahad Al Amin says:

    “we are nothing but slaves of Allah” {And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and he will be one of the losers in the Hereafter} Quraan, 3:85

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