It’s a curse ๐Ÿ˜”
"Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement.”"

-Surah Al-Khaf (18:109)

(Source: shifaguide)

"Whosoever recites Suratul Jinn will never be touched by the evil eye, magic, witchcraft or the evil plots of the Jinn while in this world, and that person will be in the company of Muhammad (blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny) and will beseech the Almighty by saying, ‘O’ Allah! I do not want anyone besides him!’ nor will this person ever be pleased with anyone else."

-Imam Ja`far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (peace be upon him)Tafsir Al-Burhan, Volume 4, Page 390.

(Source: shifaguide)


Ahmed Sirri Dede and a Dervish. Cairo, Egypt.



Kฤฑlฤฑรง Ali PaลŸa Mosque - Tophane - ฤฐstanbulย 

(Ottoman-Mimar Sinan)

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(Source: glysunflower)

Characteristics of Jinn ( ุฌู†) in the Quran

Characteristics of Jinn mentioned in the Qurโ€™an, such as:

1. It is an entity that has been created from the flames of fire, unlike man, who has been created from earth:1
ูˆูŽ ุฎูŽู„ูŽู‚ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูŽุขู†ู‘ูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ู…ูŽุงุฑูุฌู ู…ูู†ู’ ู†ูŽุงุฑู

2. Possesses knowledge, perception, the faculty of logic, the power of reasoning, and can distinguish between truth and falsehood (various verses of Suratul Jinn).

3. Possesses (religious) obligations and responsibilities (verses of Suratul Jinn and al-Waqi’ah).

4. Some of them are believers while others are disbelievers:
ูˆูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู‘ูŽุง ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุงู„ูุญููˆู†ูŽ ูˆูŽ ู…ูู†ู‘ูŽุง ุฏููˆู†ูŽ ุฐูŒู„ููƒูŽโ€โ€ฆ

โ€œThere are among us some that are righteous, and some the contraryโ€ฆโ€2

5. They shall be resurrected:
ูˆูŽ ุฃูŽู…ู‘ูŽุง ุงู„ู’ู‚ูŽุงุณูุทููˆู†ูŽ ููŽูƒูŽุงู†ููˆุง ู„ูุฌูŽู‡ูŽู†ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ุญูŽุทูŽุจุงู‹

โ€œAnd as to the deviators, they are fuel of hell.โ€3

6. They initially possessed the power to penetrate into the skies, eavesdrop and procure news but were later prohibited:
ูˆูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽุง ูƒูู†ู‘ูŽุง ู†ูŽู‚ู’ุนูุฏู ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ูŽุง ู…ูŽู‚ูŽุงุนูุฏูŽ ู„ูู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ู’ุนู ููŽู…ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุณู’ุชูŽู…ูุนู ุงู„ุขู†ูŽ ูŠูŽุฌูุฏู’ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุดูู‡ูŽุงุจุงู‹ ุฑูŽุตูŽุฏุงู‹

โ€œAnd that we used to sit in some of the sitting-places thereof to steal a hearing, but, he who would (try to) listen now would find a flame lying in wait for him.โ€4

7. They used to establish contact with some of the people and, by means of the limited knowledge of the Unseen that they possessed, endeavoured to misguide the people:
ูˆูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽู‡ู ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุฑูุฌูŽู€ู€ุงู„ูŒ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ุฅููู†ู’ุณู ูŠูŽุนููˆุฐููˆู†ูŽ ุจูุฑูุฌูŽุงู„ู ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูู†ูู‘ ููŽุฒูŽุงุฏููˆู‡ูู…ู’ ุฑูŽู‡ูŽู‚ุงู‹

โ€œAnd that persons from among men used to seek refuge with persons from among jinn, so they increased them in wrongdoing.โ€5

8. From amongst them there are those who, like some humans, possess great powers:
ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุนููู’ุฑููŠุชูŒ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูู†ูู‘ ุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ุขุชููŠูƒูŽ ุจูู‡ู ู‚ูŽุจู’ู„ูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู’ ุชูŽู‚ููˆู…ูŽ ู…ูู†ู’ ู…ูŽู‚ูŽุงู…ููƒูŽโ€

โ€œOne audacious among the jinn said: I will bring it to you before you rise up from your place; and most surely I am strong (and) trusty for it.โ€6

9. They possess the power to perform some of the tasks that are required by man:
ูˆูŽ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูู†ูู‘ ู…ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุนู’ู…ูŽู„ู ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽ ูŠูŽุฏูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุจูุฅูุฐู’ู†ู ุฑูŽุจูู‘ู‡ู ูˆูŽ ู…ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุฒูุบู’ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ูู…ู’ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุฑูู†ูŽุง ู†ูุฐูู‚ู’ู‡ู ู…ูู†ู’ ุนูŽุฐูŽุงุจู ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽุนููŠุฑู ูŠูŽุนู’ู…ูŽู„ููˆู†ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ู…ูŽุง ูŠูŽุดูŽุขุกู ู…ูู†ู’ ู…ูŽุญูŽุงุฑููŠุจูŽ ูˆูŽ ุชูŽู…ูŽุงุซููŠู„ูŽ ูˆูŽ ุฌูููŽุงู†ู ูƒูŽุงู„ู’ุฌูŽูˆูŽุงุจูโ€

โ€œAnd of the jinn there were those who worked before him by the command of his Lord; and whoever turned aside from Our command from among them, We made him taste of the punishment of burning. They made for him what he pleased of fortresses and images, and bowls (large) as watering-troughs and cooking-pots that will not move from their place.โ€7

10. Their creation on the earth was prior to man’s creation:
ูˆูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูŽุขู†ู‘ูŽ ุฎูŽู„ูŽู‚ู’ู†ูŽุงู‡ู ู…ูู†ู’ ู‚ูŽุจู’ู„ูโ€ ู…ูู†ู’ ู†ู‘ูŽุงุฑู ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู…ููˆู’ู…ู

โ€œAnd the jinn We created before, of intensely hot fire.โ€8

Suratul Rahman (55), Verse 15
Suratul Jinn (72), Verse 11
Suratul Jinn (72), Verse 15
Suratul Jinn (72), Verse 9
Suratul Jinn (72), Verse 6
Suratul Naml (27), Verse 39
Surat Saba (34), Verses 12, 13
Suratul Hijr (15), Verse 27

(Source: shifaguide)

Fasting of the Anbiyah a quick reminder.

ย โ€œAnd seek (Allahโ€™s) assistance with Patience and Prayer; and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those with full submission. Who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord and that unto Him they are going to return.โ€ 2:45-46ย 

Numerous Prophetic traditions interpreted the โ€˜Patienceโ€™ in the Ayah as โ€˜fasting,โ€™ which means fasting is the very first element of the spiritual journey to God. All the prophets in their spiritual journey have been seeking assistance with fasting.

1. Prophet Moses (SAW)

โ€œI had gone up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant which He had made with you; and I remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights without eating bread or drinking water. Then the Lord gave me the two stone tablets..โ€[1]

2. Prophet Jesus (SAW)

In his spiritual journey was aided by fasting against the devil: โ€œThen Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil, and after fasting 40 days and 40 nights he was hungryโ€ฆโ€[2]

It also appears from chapter 5 of the Gospel of Luke that the disciples would frequently fast and pray.

3. Prophet Muhammad(SAW)

The entire Qurโ€™an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the holiest night of the holiest month of Ramadhan; the month of fasting.

โ€œThe month of Ramadhan in which the Qurโ€™an is revealed.โ€ 2:185

โ€œIndeed, We revealed it (the entire Qurโ€™an) in the night of Measure.โ€ 97:1

According to many Hadiths, the Torah was revealed to Moses on the 6th of Ramadhan, Injil was revealed to Jesus on the 12th of Ramadhan, Psalms of David revealed to him on the 18th of Ramadhan and the Holy Qurโ€™an in the Night of Qadr (most probably 23rd of Ramadhan).[3]

In other words, all revelations occurred during the fasting month of Ramadhan. Could it be any reason more important than the spirituality of fasting?

(Source: shifaguide)

"I came to know Allah, the Glorified, through the breaking of determinations, change of intentions and losing of courage."

-Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as)


Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi, Cube, 2011