In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful.
to the Macrocosm of Mystics (Saints)
Here in this page one may
explore mystism through the lives and living experiences
of the Legend Mystics (Sufies/Saints), alongwith thier golden words; the
of thier eruditions.
MYSTICS of all countries constitute an unincorporated fellowship and, because of the unity of their goal, viz., God-realization, they share with one another similar spiritual experiences. The unity of their experiences and their similarity goes a long way in strengthening the faith of the sojourners in the Path about their truth and instills hope in them that if they pursue the lines chalked out by their predecessors they will of a certainty attain to the goal of their life.
In this work I propose to give English translation of selections (mostly) made from one of the world’s greatest writing on Tasawwuf (Sufism), styled Tazkaratul-Auliya (Memories of Saints) in Persian attributed to the famous mystics of Iran Sheikh Fariduddin ‘Attar, who flourished from 1140 to 1234 AD, and contains the most authoritative account of the lives of one hundred and forty-two saints of Iran, Egypt and Arabia. In this compilation, I have made selections from 62 lives out of the total number, also I have included some most reverned saints (sufies) of Sout Asia, which are not included in the original writing (the Persian one). The utility of work lies in the fact that it brings out the obstacles that surmount the mystics generally when they tread the Path, and details how these saints successfully met them and left foot-marks for the subsequent treaders of that razor Path, during centuries to come. It can not be gainsaid that practically the same difficulties, like the vagaries of the organs of senses, hearing, touch, taste, smell and of the mind specially, confront all who take to the mystic life, as they sit in contemplation or meditation. Besides the deceptions caused by the devil, even in the case of the adepts, have been specially dealt with so as to warn the mystic, and the lines are pointed out by which they can be overcome. The book contains more spiritual matter than historical. Generally the periods in which they lived are omitted, and for that readers may refer to Nafhatul-Uns and Akhbarul-Akhyar and works of that class. This work is specially meant to lead the contemplative, to use the term from Christian theology, who has sacrificed his all to secure the pinnacle of spiritual experience –God-realization, a vision of God—in the present life.
However, in Tazkara, one legend is omitted that is of the greatest saint Ghauthul-A’zam of Iraq. It might be because he was the contemporary of ‘Attar.. .But despite my more than less knowledge I've dared ink this page as well about this greatest ever Saint.
May Allah Almighty Guide us, give us Courage and Tendency (Taufeeq) to follow the Path of His favourite Personlaties. Ameen.
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(sufi) click the name from the following list:
LIFE-SKETCH OF HAZRAT ‘ATTAR
HAZRAT ABU MUHAMMAD IMAM JA’FAR SADIQ
2. HAZRAT AWAIS QARNI
3. HAZRAT HASSAN BASRI
4. HAZRAT MAALIK IBN DINAAR
5. HAZRAT HABIB AJMI
6. HAZRAT RAABIA BASRI
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