Najmuddin Kubra

Iranian sufi poet and philosopher

Najm ad-Dīn Kubrà (1145 – 2 July 1221) was a 13th-century Khwarezmian Sufi from Khwarezm and the founder of the Kubrawiya, influential in the Ilkhanate and Timurid dynasty. His method, exemplary of a "golden age" of Sufi metaphysics, was related to the Illuminationism of Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi as well as to Rumi's Shams Tabrizi. He was student of Ruzbihan Baqli in Spiritualism. He died during the Mongol invasion and massacre after refusing to leave his city (Konye-Urgench), where he fought in hand-to-hand combat against the Mongols on 2 July 1221.

Najm ad-Din al-Kubra Mausoleum in Konye-Urgench, Turkmenistan
The heart possesses subtle organs of perception, which are progressively purifies by the performance of dhikr, together with other spiritual discipline and exercises.

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)

  • Prayer according to Shariah is service, according to Tariqa proximity, and according to Haqiqa union with God.
    • p. 117
  • Man as a microcosm contains everything that exists in the macrocosm.
    • p. 117
  • The traveller must also give up resistance to God's decree and refrain from prayers for reward in the hereafter.
    • p. 117
  • Permanent concentration upon the Divine Names in the retreat leads to mystical awareness.
    • p. 117
  • In the state of elevation, the mystic may be able to read heavenly books in languages and characters previously unknown to him and learn the heavenly names of things and beings in including his own eternal name which is different from his wordly name.
    • p. 118
  • The heart possesses subtle organs of perception, which are progressively purifies by the performance of dhikr, together with other spiritual discipline and exercises.
    • p. 118
  • The lower soul, the Devil, and the Angels are not realities external to you. You are them. So too Heaven, Earth, and the Divine Throne are not outside you, nor are Paradise, Hell, Life, or Death. All exist withn you, as you will realize once you have accomplished the initiatic journey and become pure.
    • p. 118

External linksEdit

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