Junaid’s Writings

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The Ardor is Allah’s Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at someone), The Irādat (Elan) is the angel’s Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at), The Khatara (Notion, Voice within) is Ma’refat’s (Divine Gnostic’s) Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at), The Intention is the Satan’s Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at), The Carnal Lust is the Nafs’s (Psyche’s, Self’s) Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at), The Pleasurable Distraction is the Disbelief’s Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at).



Sufi points at entities and in return they point back at the Sufi. When Hu (IT) points at the Murid (Seeker), s/he is filled with energy to move! The surge of energy is a vector: at one endpoint Hu (IT) and at the other end the Murid (Seeker).

Similarly when a notion or a thought appears in the Murid’s (Seeker’s) mind his/her Ma’refat (Divine Gnosis) is pointing at him. The advent of the notion/idea is a vector: one endpoint is his Ma’refat (Divine Gnosis) and the other end the Murid (Seeker).

When the Murid (Seeker) is troubled by his sincerity is when the Satan has pointed at him, aiming to corrupt his intentions.

Desires boil within the Murid (Seeker) when his own Nafs (Psyche) points at him, attempting to get his attention.

And when the Murid (Seeker) wastes time idling then Disbelief is pointing at him, because had the Elan and Ardor of his Beloved was blazing within his heart then he would have not idled.

Ishārat (Hinting, Pointing at someone) used to be the core language of Sufism and indeed an atavistic prophetic form of expression, which has been lost for many centuries. Sufi points at objects by the notions in his mind, by his deeds, by his worships, by his money, by his courage, by his silence, by his poverty, by his love and finally by his death.

© 2004-2002,  Dara O. Shayda, Editor: Dr. Mohammad Tolba