The following passages are from the written records of the Sohbat (discourses) of Hz. Ahmed er- Rifai(ks). These specific Sohbat were delivered in the circle of his most devoted followers, and were collected in the book called ‘Khaled al-Ahl al-Haqiqah al-Allah’ (The States of the People of the Truth of Allah).
Excerpts from His Books
The Traits of the Sufis
A prominent trait of a sufi is, being purified from the dirt of the nafs, from the common people and from the disasters of the world in speech, in actions and in behavior. Click for more..
The Dhikr of Allah
Recite the name of Allah at all times. Extend His dhikr into your words, into your actions, into your heart. Click for more..
The Levels of Dhikr
The level of the dhikr varies according to the person who is doing the dhikr. Click for more..
The Heart of an Arif
The hearts of the arifs hold the treasure of Allah. Click for more..
Faqr: being poor, diminishing, dissolving before the presence of Allah Click for more..
Being together with Allah
The arif (wise man) has wings of fear, prayer, muhabbat and passion. Click for more..
The path of the arifs (wise people)
Arifs are people who got themselves into trouble by having fallen in love. Click for more..
The maqams of the arifs (wise people)
Know that the arifs branch into various natures. Click for more..
On the Holy Qur’an
The Holy Qur’an is a divine rope with which Allah leads (to the right path) His qulls who have been brought to hidayat (guidance) by Him. Click for more..
Longing for the Beloved
Know that Allah has qulls (servants) whose hearts are full of His love! Click for more..