3 Rules of Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Advice of GrandShaykh Abdullah


Grandshaykh Abdullah al-Faiz ad-Daghestani (May Allah sanctify his Soul) often reminded us of the following:

“You must always keep three nails tacked to your forehead (i.e. remember these three rules at all times if you want to succeed in tariqah).

  1. “If I give you a broken shovel and tell you to dig down until the middle of the earth to get your diamonds, you dig. You never ask why or complain; you just dig.
  2. “If I give you a bucket and say ‘empty the ocean’, don’t ask if the water will ever decrease, or argue that it is impossible to empty the ocean with a bucket: just start scooping! The second the thought occurs to you that the task is impossible, impractical, or useless, you failed that test and will have to start all over again.
  3. “If I tell the ant her sustenance is in the West and she is in the East, she will just start walking. The murid must be like that ant: do not use your mind to understand how you will get your sustenance, just go! If you die trying, you die, you surrender.”

~ Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (Taken from http://www.sufilive.com)

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