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.
In this section you will find teachings of Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee.
On Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salaam
Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salaam occupy one of the most central place in the Din of Islam. Infact his millat is mentioned as the best in following and Allah honors him by mentioning as “initimate friend (khalil)”.
In the Qur’an we read: wa man ‘ahsanu dinan mimman ‘aslama wajhahu li-llahi wa huwa muhsinun wa ‘ittaba’a millata ‘Ibrahima hanifan wa ‘ittakhadha-llahu ‘Ibrahima khalila.
Who could have a better religion (din) than one who surrenders completely to Allah and is a doer of good, and follows the religion of ‘Ibrahim, a man of pure natural belief? And Allah took ‘Ibrahım as an intimate friend. ~ Suratu-n-Nisaa 4:125
Again and again in the Quran Allah Subhanuwa tala has mentioned different aspects from the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam which are full of teachings for Muslims and by extensions all of humanity.
As part of the series Ulu-l-Azim, Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee gave these dars or teachings on Prophet Ibrahim’s life story in great details where not only historical significances are mentioned but also how they are very much alive and playing in our present world is also unveiled and explained with clarity.
Shaykh in this teaching very categorically reminds the audience not to discard these as old Biblical story as some cynics do, because this very story of the two sons of Ibrahim, Ishmael the first born and Ishaq or Isaac is still driving this world. He points out how these stories have entered into the minds of people for thousands of years and still dominate the world in which we live in.
The book prepared from the teachings is an assembly of some of the most striking facts, truths and teachings on the life of Ibrahim alayhis salaam that you will hardly find anywhere else with such clarity and conciseness.
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