Photo: Shaykh Sharafuddin ad Daghestani (QAS), the maternal uncle and shaykh of Shaykh Abdullah Fa'izi al-Daghestani (QAS) who is the Shaykh of Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani (QAS).
“As the seeker passes through that state, increasing evermore in Dhikr, he will see that everyone that Allah created is reciting the same Dhikr as himself. At that time he will realize he has reached the Perfect Unique Oneness. Everything is making the same dhikr and using the same word. Any kind of differences will be erased from his vision, and he will see everyone with him at the same level with the same Dhikr. This is the State of Unification of Everyone in the One. Here he will completely root out all forms of hidden Shirk and all creation will appear as One in the One. This is the first of seven steps on his journey.”
(Shaykh Sharafuddin ad Daghestani)
'Heavenly Counsel: From Darkness Into Light'
by Shaykh Nazim Adil Haqqani (Author), Shaykh Hisham Kabbani (Foreword)
Attending an interfaith conference recently, Shaykh Nazim, author of this volume, was asked the question by the Orthodox Pope: "Why are troubles increasing in our time?" In his famously pithy manner, Shaykh Nazim replied, "did Satan take a vacation?" Thus in this book, the Master of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order focuses on the interference of Satan, the lower self, and negativity in the lives of human beings today and the many remedies available to those who seek spiritual solutions. Utterly pragmatic, Shaykh Nazim does not suffer fools who refuse to do the work of self-realization needed to prevent their lives from sliding down the slippery slope of cynicism and despair into affliction, depression and possibly even self-destruction. Rather he demands they face their problems head on, pick themselves up, reverse self-loathing and self-pity and seek the therapies needed to cure their spiritual-and often related-physical ailments. This book is a veritable toolbox for those seeking to raise the bar of spiritual gamesmanship to pursue not only normalcy but further themselves to attain championship status in the realm of the divine.