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The Study Quran. An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.

Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quranconveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.

Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.

With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.

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3rd Jumada ath Thani Urs Sheikh Abdul Quddos – Gangoh, 944AH

(sorry we have no image of his tomb at this time)

He was apparently born in 860 AH. He excelled in both, Uloom-e-Zaahiriyyah and Baatiniyyah. His obedience to the Sunnat was the loftiest standard.

Although he, among the Khulafaa of Hadhrat Shaikh Aarif (ra), the perfection of his excellences was by the direct Faidh-e-Roohaani (spiritual emanation or spiritual attention) of Hadhrat Shaikh Abdul Haq Radoli (ra). Hadhrat Abdul Quddus Gangohi (ra) thus writes in his book, Anwaarul Uyoon: “Among the tassarufaat (spiritual actions) of Hadhrat Ahmad Abdul Haq is that 50 years after his demise he attended to the tarbiyat (spiritual training) of this insignificant entity (i.e. Shaikh Abdul Quddus) by means of his Roohaani Faidh.”

He was a born wali. He was a Saahib-e-Karaamaat from childhood. In the beginning he did some farming. From the yield of the farm he would first spend on the Fuqaraa. Hadhrat Gangohi’s Matubaat (letters) are famous. His Maktubaat brim with Ma’aarif (Divine Knowledge of Subtleties). Since the Maktubaat arein the Farsi language, they are not reproduced here. Those who are versed in Farsi should study these Maktubaat in kitaabs such as Anwaarul Aafireen. They will derive immense benefit there from. Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra) said: “Whenever I experienced any uncertainty regarding Sulook, I would ascertain the answer by reference to the Maktubaat.”

Some people record the year of his demise as 945 AH. Hadhrat’s age was 84 years. For 35 years he had lived in Radoli. In 896 AH, he settled in Shahaabad on the request and insistence of Umar Khan Kaahi who was a minister of Sultan Sikander Ludhi. He also lived for 35 years in Shahaabad. In 893 AH, during the reign of Zahirud Deen Babaa, Hadhrat Gangohi (ra) settled in Gangoh and lived 14 years there. Although there are different versions regarding the year of his demise, the most reliable view is 944 AH.

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Dreams in Islam – Part 2 – Prophecy

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Sufis’ teachings – The Nation – Guest Writer

dome-travel5Wonderful stories about Hz Nizamuddin. The picture is of the dargah in the Basti and is not from the article.

GUEST WRITER Syed Ahmad Suqlain Haider

“If any would lay thorns in your way, do not lay thorns in his way because if you tended to lay thorns in his way, then the whole valley will be filled with thorns.” These words was uttered by such a personality who passed away from this word 700 hundred years ago but even ,today, he is reigning on the hearts of the people and people feel honour and proud to attend his tomb, and whose name is Seydna Nazam-ud-Din Aulia. His lap always remained open and he was always ready to serve the humanity. Continue reading

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29 Jumada al Awwal Urs Farid Uddin Attar (ra) – Nishapur

Farid Uddin Attar Dargah – Nishapur, Iran

Born in Nishapur, in northeastern Persia around 1142. He traveled widely, Tehran, Egypt, Damascus, Mecca, and Turkestan, then settled in Nishapur. He worked as a healer and saw patients in his shop where he prescribed herbal remedies. Continue reading

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Drunkenness and cosmology in Sufi poetry – William and Mary

William and Maryby staff |  February 5, 2018

Oludamini Ogunnaike tentatively ushers the words to the poem he has translated from Sufi master Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse’s collection The Light of Truth. “The Holy is not seen with the naked eye, but rather with the eye of blindness and obliteration and annihilation and effacement,” he reads. When he stumbles with the English, it is his knowledge of how the Arabic flows that causes hesitation. In Arabic, the words, sounds and cadences are said to demarcate paths toward God. Continue reading

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