Makhdoom Sharfuddin Ahmed Yahya Maneri

A Sufi mystic in Medieval India

Makhdoom Sharfuddin Ahmed bin Yahya Maneri, popularly known as Makhdoom-ul-Mulk Bihari and Makhdoom-e-Jahan (June 1263 – 3 January 1381) was a 13th-century Sufi mystic.

Sin is the key to misery.
The existence of lover in the pavilion of the Beloved is a sin beyond comparison to any other.
Don't forget the wiles of Satan and the fate of Balāam Bāōur.
Spiritual Guide should be perfect, well versed in the vicissitude of the mystic path, and firmly established in his high state.

QuotesEdit

The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2002)Edit

(Muhammad Riaz Qadiri: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam, Gujranwala, Pakistan, 2004)

  • Sin is the key to misery.
    • p. 124
  • The existence of lover in the pavilion of the Beloved is a sin beyond comparison to any other.
    • p. 120
  • O Brother! Sin for the servant is great calamity. May God protect us from such things! Sin in the beginning hardens the heart, which ultimatley leads to unbelief and wretchedness. Don't forget the wiles of Satan and the fate of Balāam Bāōur.
    • p. 120
  • Spiritual Guide should be perfect, well versed in the vicissitude of the mystic path, and firmly established in his high state. He should be a man who has experiences both the horror of God's Majesty and the delight of His beauty.
    • p. 120
  • Mystic way is infested with one's ego, devils, men and Jinn, thus making it impossible to travel along it without and experienced, holy man as one's ascort. Also there are many slippery places where it is easy to fall. And one can be plagued with misfortune and dangers from behind.
    • p. 120
  • O Brother! There are thousands upon thousands who have been martyred and slain on the Divine way. Many other thousands are wounded and thrown prostrate. Those well known for their intellect have been perplexed in their search for Him and those famous for their religious knowledge are searching Him at the outskirts of His Glory and Tremulousness. Those, whose eyes and radiant and heart clairvant, are submerged in one drop of His ocean of His Majesty or singed like sparks from the fire of His Glory.
    • p. 122
  • Bliss and misery are two treasures of the Lord. The key to the former is submission, while the key to the latter is sin. The one who is fortunate has been blessed from his mother's womb. Such a person is given the key to bliss. The one who is unfortunate has been born accursed. Sin is the key to misery.
    • p. 124
  • O Dear! Live in this world brokenhearted and miserable. When Moses asked God: "O Lord where should I search You?" The answer came: "In the heart which is broken by the hand of detiny."
    • p. 125

External linksEdit

  • Muhammad Riaz Qadiri: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam, Gujranwala, Pakistan, 2004