The Way of Ahl al-Sunnah: Sohbet/Suhba

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

“Tarikatuna sohbah wal hayri fi jamiyah.”

“Tarikat works through sohbet, and the blessing is with the jamaat.”

Sohbets (or ‘sohbahs’, ‘suhba’) are associations with the sheykh – sitting with the sheykh.  He speaks extemporaneously, tapping into the Divine Source by spiritually connecting to his sheykh to speak on matters that concern those present.  These discourses are always fresh and alive, continually flowing inshallah day after day.  Although the words may seem simple, there are at least seven levels of understanding. Perfect manners in listening increases the ability to understand the discourses in more than one level and not only from a basic intellectual level.  When reading or listening, we are advised to be in a state of ritual purity and to free ourselves from any distractions.

-Taken from http://www.naksibendi.org/sohbets.html

As follows, I have made intention to begin posting sohbets from both my Shaykh and Grandshaykh, inshaAllah.  I have found their words to be overflowing with knowledge and wisdom and feel that It would be of immense benefit to both myself and all those who read this blog.

Stay Tuned.

-Adil

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