The Garden of Dervishes


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  • Author: Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak
  • ISBN: 9781879708037

The Garden of the Dervishes
By Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi
Translated from Turkish by Muthar Holland
Foreword by Sixtina Friedrich

Sheikh Muzaffer was a master of the ceremony of Dhikrullah, which he conducted in the tradition of the Halveti-Jerrahi Tarikat every Thursday night. Lasting between one to three hours, the ceremony of Remembrance formulates a microscopic mirror of the reality of existence. The motion of the Dhikrullah reflects the revolving of the spheres. In the spiritual dimension the process of centering in Allah and finding Union with Him is described. The ceremony reiterates the stages of Ascent towards being lost in Allah, and the stages of Descent to the plane of manifestation, where one remains subsistent in Allah. Thus the Path to Perfection that the Sufis have vowed to follow is shown in concentrated form in the ceremony of Dhikrullah. -from the foreword.

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Table of Contents

    Divine Creation
    Human Destiny
    Faith, Worship and Morality
    The Degrees of Knowledge
    The Degrees of Renunciation
    The Importance of Dreams
    Outer Cleanliness and Inner Purity
    The Tariqa in Islam
    Shari'a, Tariqa, Haqiqa and Ma'rifa
    The Exercise of Independent Judgement
    The Role of the Spiritual Guide
    The Seven Degrees of Affection
    The Human Elements And the Laws of Celestial Motion
    The Five Spirits: Arwah
    The Four Gates and The Fourty Stations on the Way of Truth
    Telli Baba
    Holy Sites where Supplications Are Accepted
    How to Conduct Oneself when visiting The Tombs of Saints