Dawriya : New,
'Keeping Company with a Saint'
*[A5] Paperback - 160 pages,
by Nabil Ibrahim,
Edited by Karima Spelling,
Published by Spohr Press, Germany.
'Dawriya : Keeping Company with a Saint. »This is Nabil’s 'picture' of a Saint whose greatest miracle was being able to be everything to every-one. However perceptive, this is only a piece of the puzzle to which each one of us is in possession of a different piece. But the love he so powerfully gives voice to, is ours, all of ours, the same. We are left with this book – a tribute both to the Master and to the murid.«
Editor’s Preface :
"Mawlana Sheikh Nazim Al-Haqqani moved from this world to the next on Wednesday the 7th of May, 2014, the 8th of Rajab, 1435 AH. This event left most of us simply speechless, struck dumb, stunned and tearless, in the depths of our loss. Nabil, however, found the voice to speak, the words to express something of the love and gratitude we all feel for an incomparable Master. And beyond that, he had some really practical advice on how we can adjust to our new reality, advice about the right attitude with which to face the future. To put it simply, the Sheikh is not dead, keep your eyes on the Sheikh.
Nabil’s memories, his understandings are, of course, inimitably his. When you read these articles you see the world through his eyes. This is Nabil’s picture of a Saint whose greatest miracle was being able to be everything to everyone. However perceptive, this is only a piece of the puzzle to which each one of us is in possession of a different piece. But the love he so powerfully gives voice to, is ours, all of ours, the same.
In the days following Mawlana’s passing, Nabil composed these short articles as emails, which he sent out to those he thought would appreciate them. They brought so much comfort and clarity to the recipients that he was persuaded to publish them for a wider audience. So he arranged for the editing and for the publishing in a strangely insistent way that we didn’t understand.
Then on Friday March 20, 2015 Nabil died suddenly from unknown causes in his mother’s home in Cairo, 317 days after his beloved Master. We are left with this book – a tribute both to the Master and to the murid. ---Karima Sperling.
Table of Contents :
---. My Deep Condolences,
---. First Jum‘a,
---. The Master Is Alive,
---. Sacred Rain,
---. The Speed of Saints,
---. The Inheritance of Saints,
---. Mawlana’s Door Is Open and Strong,
---. Unity in Multiplicity,
---. Everyday He Is In a Different Manifestation,
---. The Magnet Is Back in the Center,
---. The True Home,
---. Translating for Mawlana’s Eyes,
---. The Book of Animals,
---. The Man of Allah in the Month of Allah,
---. Allah Is Now as He Always Was,
---. Scholars Carry the Qur’an, the Qur’an Carries the Saints,
---. To Be Known by Your Sheikh,
---. We Have Endless Means to Reach the Murids,
---. Mawlana Can Convince All of the People All of the Time,
---. Placing Everything in Its Rightful Place,
---. The Circle of Training Is Complete,
---. Saintly Thieves,
---. The Book of Now and the Book of Yesterday,
---. Mawlana’s Sense of Humor,
---. The Sign of the Presence of the Sultan,
---. Witnessing Mawlana,
---. Manners with the Sheikh,
---. Who Is Your Sheikh?
---. Iyyaka na‘budu wa iyyaka nasta‘in (1:5),
---. The Heart of Qur’an, a Bride, and a Child,
---. The Memory of the Sultan,
---. Don’t Complain,
---. The Sheikh Will Test You,
---. Mawlana’s Advice,
---. The Last Dawriya,
---. Traveling in Search of the Heart, the Master, the Sheikh, the Beloved,
---. ‘Umra, Mecca – What I Could See,
---. Search for the Sheikh Blessed Place, People, and Actions
---. Do Not Interfere in the Flow of Events – Be a Witness,
---. Intentions and Choices,
---. Identity – “Ahlu Badr”
---. Saintly Physical Presence.
---. The White Hand Behind the Curtain,
---. When Death Becomes Beloved,
---. Beware of the Braying of Your Donkey,
---. The Importance of Marriage,
---. Allah Granted Me Best Manners
---. The Sultan Never Takes Back, What Once He Has Granted,
---. The Nature of Religion,
---. Tolerating Opposition,
---. The Station of Truth,
---. Knowing the Many Faces of You,
---. The Need for a Living Sheikh,
---. Today There Was a Gate with a Lock on It, But Around It All Was Open!
---. The Description of a Murshid,
---. The Best Arrangement Is Not to Arrange.
Accounts from Mawlana's last stay at the Hospital;
---[April 21, 2014],
---[May 2, 2014],
---[May 2, 2014],
---[May 5, 2014],
---[May 6, 2014].
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*Dimensions : 21.9 x 14.8cm.