al-Ghurba / Strangers by Sh Nooruddeen Durkee & Sh Abdur Rasheed
Praise be to Allah who, through His Eternal Word, does not cease to be praised: The Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate, Who by His Mercy has stirred up in us gratitude for His goodness wherewith He has enriched us and inspired us to praise and glorify Him.
Welcome to the web page of the Green Mountain Branch of the Shadhdhuli School for the Tranquillity of Being and the Illumination of Hearts, under the direction of Shaykh A. Nooruddeen Durkee, the Khalifah in North America of Shaykh Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad al-Battawi, from whom he received idhn and ijaza in 1984CE/1405H to teach Islam from the Sufic (tasawwuf) perspective and to initiate, train and guide people specifically in the way of Shaykh Abu’l Hasan ash-Shadhdhuli, may Allah sanctify his secret.
The Green Mountain School is actively dedicated to making known in English language and Arabic transliteration the ahzab, adhkar, awrad and du’aa’ of Sidi Abu’l Hasan ash-Shadhdhuli, may Allah sanctify his secret, which have informed, inspired and delivered to spiritual salvation many thousands of people from all over the world for more than 800 years.
Our Teachings: What we teach is a teaching which does not aim at some pure theoretical knowledge, [but which is] a mode of understanding rather than a simple act of knowing. It is not a teaching for the masses, but an initiatory teaching passed on to each specially chosen disciple. It is an esoteric knowledge, a knowledge of the Truth that, as such, gives rise to a new birth, a metamorphosis, the salvation of the soul.
As such our teaching is hidden, sealed by the pre-temporal Pact. It is a secret contained within a secret, a secret veiled by a secret. Only the faithful believer, the beneficiary of the Light of the Imam in his or her heart is able to penetrate our secret. Our teaching is difficult. The only ones who can stand it are a Prophet sent from Allah, an Angel of Proximity and a faithful believer whose faith has been tested by Allah.
‘Insha’Allah you will find on this website useful materials in the realms of the written word as well as that of the spoken, chanted and visible word.
New Dars! Discourse Videos from al-Ghurba/ Strangers | Access the Event Page
Jan, Feb 2014 Khutbahs are added | Access the Khutbah Page
Video of Long Talk on Imam al-Mahdi and the Hidden Imam is now available | click here
Video of ‘Sayyidina Ali and Bayah — The Promise is for Allah’ is now available | click here
Dars on Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Ulul-Azim series is now available to watch via Youtube
Our upcoming programs and past event resources plus media downloadsView All