Mazar in Fallowfield, PA
“Peace, unity, and equality…when we are in one place, when we live in one place, eat in one place, sleep in one place, disappear in one place, die in one place, when our final judgment is given in one place, and when we finally join together in heaven in one place, that is unity. Even when we go to that (final) place, we all live together in freedom as one family, one group. In this world and in the next world we live together in freedom, as one family of peace. This is Islam. If we find this way of peace, this is Islam.”
— M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
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Mazar of Zia ul Hassan Jili ul Kalimi © 2012 Imam Salim Chishti
Chishti Shajada Nasheen, Hyderabad , India, father to Pir SM Rasheed ul Hassan Jili ul Kalimi (ra) who passed in December of 2013.
New Recommended Book
As salaam alaykum, greetings of peace to you! New recommended book of the month for December 2017 is a fabulous history of the English translations of the Koran (sic). Bruce Lawrence has studied the Qur’an for many years and his store of knowledge is invaluable to the study. This book is remarkable in its readability and in what can be learned. No matter your level of knowledge you will find explanations and revelations illuminated by Professor Lawrence’s great ability to share his knowledge. The book is available on Amazon.com and you can easily order it by clicking on the link in the right column of this or any page of this website.
Mazar of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Khaki at the Dargha in Meroli. (Photo credit: Imam Salim Chishti (c)2009)
Considered one of the great saints in the Chishtiya lineage in India. His Dargha complex and Mazar in the Mehroli district of Delhi is a point of pilgrimage for many who come to India and from all parts of India. Continue reading
“Sufism resides entirely in Adab” – Abu Hafs Nisaburi (Ninth century Sufi)
The above quote of Nisaburi is only one example of many similar quotes from other modern and historical teachers of Sufism.
Although Adab is seen as such an overwhelmingly important element of Sufism it is seldom understood in the daily practice of mureeds. About 5 years ago Imam Salim Chishti taught a series of classes on Adab at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, New York.
The new page (also available under “Publications” in the menu) simply titled Adab consists of links to PDF files of the notes Imam Salim used to develop those classes. This is not meant to be a comprehensive treatment of Adab, as that would take volumes to do, but rather to be an introduction to this beautiful subject.
Imam Salim is also available to teach classes on Adab. If you are interested you can contact him using the contact form.