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Step by Step Muraqabah illustrations

Step by Step Muraqabah illustrations

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Step by Step Muraqabah illustrations
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Sufi Meditation and Muraqaba Naqshbandi Teachings
The Levels of Sufi  Meditation 
Muraqabah/Sufi Meditation Step by Step
 Level One
:
 
Meeting the Shaykh/Mentor in theRealm of the Spirit
 
 
The goal of thefirst level of 
muraqabah/Sufi Meditation
is to imagine yourself in the presence of theShaykh/Mentor, to give him greetings, to converse with him, and to build a relationship with himon a spiritual level.After proceeding through the aforementioned preparatory steps, visualize yourself in the presence of the Shaykh/Mentor. The operative word here is “visualize.” Visualizing is not thesame as imagining. When we imagine something, we create a fictional illusion in our mind.What we are concerned with here is reality, and you must know that the follower 
 
is truly in thecontinual presence of the Shaykh/Mentor, on the plane of the spirit.So visualize that reality, projecting it onto the screen of your mind.Keep your eyes closed.
!!!!!
See the Shaykh/Mentor through the eye of the heart.Do not look for his face.Instead, concentrate on his aura, his spiritual form.When you begin to perceive the Shaykh/Mentor’s presence, give him greetings. Itis important to maintain proper manners with the Shaykh/Mentor during Naqshbandi Muhibeenwww.nurmuhammad.comAs-Sayed Nurjan MirAhmadinurmir@att.net 
 
Sufi Meditation and Muraqaba Naqshbandi Teachings
muraqabah/Sufi Meditation
, behaving exactly as you would if you were in theShaykh/Mentor’s physical presence.Sit still, maintaining a position of respect—if it is not too difficult for you, kneel.If this is too difficult, then sit cross-legged. Remain fully conscious, fully awake,and fully aware of your connection with the Shaykh/Mentor.
!!!!
At this point, you may allow your soul to converse with the Shaykh/Mentor. In so doingyou define, build, and strengthen your relationship with his reality. Follow what theShaykh/Mentor reveals to your heart about spiritual matters. However, with regard toworldly matters, any inspiration you receive through
muraqabah/Sufi Meditation
should beconfirmed with the Shaykh/Mentor before you act on it. Level Two: Connecting YourHeart with the Heart of the Shaykh/Mentor
After mastering the first level of 
muraqabah/Sufi Meditation
, your next goal is to build a spiritual connection between your heart and theShaykh/Mentor’s.
To accomplish this, begin as before andvisualize yourself in his presence.After greeting theShaykh/Mentor, ask  permission to connectyour heart to his lightand his heart to your light.Imagine a ray of lightextending from theShaykh/Mentor’s heartto your heart and another extending from your heart to the Shaykh/Mentor’s. Thiscreates a powerful spiritual connection.Once this connection is established, recite your daily
dhikr 
, taking care to maintain theconnection between your heart and the Shaykh/Mentor’s throughout (See the Appendix for details of the daily
awrad 
and an explanation of its secrets).
 
 Naqshbandi Muhibeenwww.nurmuhammad.comAs-Sayed Nurjan MirAhmadinurmir@att.net 
 
Sufi Meditation and Muraqaba Naqshbandi Teachings
Once a Day :
 
Make fresh wudu and pray 2 raka’.
3x Shahada[ Kalimatu Shahadah (3 times): Ashhadu anla ilaha illa-lah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasulu-lah]
100-200xIstighfar [Astaghfirul lahal `Atheem wa atubuilayh ]
3x Surah Ikhlas[Qul huwa Allahu ahadun Allahualssamadu Lam yalid walam yooladu Walam yakunlahu kufuwan ahadun ]
Fatiha(read fatiha)]
Minimum 200xseeking support and presence of Mawlana Shaykh (Q):“Madad ya Sayyidi, Madadul-Haq Ya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Haqqani ”Repeating Dhikr 
Level Three: Controlling the Breath
The goal of this exercise is to practice conscious breathing.According to GrandShaykh/Mentor ‘Abdul KhaliqGhujdawani
ق 
:The most important mission for the seeker in thisOrder is to safeguard his breath, and he who cannotsafeguard his breath, it would be said of him, “he losthimself.”The name
 Allah
, which encompasses the ninety-nine Names and Attributes, consists of four letters,
alif 
(
ا
),
lam
(
ل 
),
lam
(
ل 
), and
hah
(
ﻩ
):
ﷲا
.
The people of Sufism say that theabsolute unseen Essence of God is expressed by the last letter,
hah
(
ﻩ
).Shah Naqshband
ق 
said:This Order is built on breath. So it is a must for everyone to safeguard his breath in the time of his inhalation and exhalation, and further, tosafeguard his breath in the interval between the inhalation and exhalation.
 Dhikr 
is flowing in the body of every single living creature by thenecessity of its breath—even without will—as a sign of obedience, whichis part of its creation. Through its breathing, the sound of the letter 
hah
of the Divine Name
 Allah
is made with every exhalation and inhalation, andit is a sign of the Unseen Essence serving to emphasize the Uniqueness of God. Therefore, it is necessary to be present with that breathing in order to realize the Essence of the Creator. Safeguarding your breath from Naqshbandi Muhibeenwww.nurmuhammad.comAs-Sayed Nurjan MirAhmadinurmir@att.net 

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