CHARACTERISTICS OF CHISHTY SUFI
THERE ARE EIGHT
OF CHISHTY SUFI-
PROPHET IBRAHIM A.S. -
The courage and magnanimity.
PROPHET ISMAIL A.S.-
PROPHET AYUB A.S.-
The patience and forbearance.
PROPHET ZAKARIA A.S.-
PROPHET YAHYA A.S.-
PROPHET MUSA A.S.-
The simplicity of dress.
PROPHET ISA A.S.-
The traveling nature.
EIGHT CHISTHY STAGES-
SHAIKH HAMIDUDDIN NAGOORI SPOKE ABOUT THE EIGHT STAGES OF THE
1. KNOWLEDGE: Without it
you cannot go straight.
2. WORK: Without it you cannot produce
3. CORRECT INTENTION: Without it work becomes
4. SINCERITY: Without it love does not become
5. LOVE: Without it meditation does not become
6. MEDITATION: Without it progress on the path
7. PROGRESS: Without it you cannot open the
door of the divine abode.
8. THE OPENING OF THE DOOR: Without it the goal
of the traveler will not appear.
CHISHTY-SUFI TEACHINGS FOCUS ON THE
Good Character (Akhlaq):
It consists of virtuous behavior like polite speech, avoiding arrogance, not
hearing ill words against any person, not to use one's hands in any
wrong-doings, and not moving one's feet where one might lose consideration
of man kind.
- Awareness of God (Ihsan):
This consists of the belief that even though we cannot see God,
but we have strong belief that he is watching us.
- Love for One God (Ishq):
Ishq is intense love (in this case with God). Ishq is the state when the
person looks towards God as his Beloved, while he (person) is the lover.
- Affection (Muhabba):
This is to love one another, be kind and compassionate towards God's
- The Heart Attaining Tranquility (Itminan-i-Qalb):
It is said that hearts become tranquil and find peace by remembering God.
Thus, Sufis, being lovers of God, find peace in their hearts only by
meditating and remembering God.
- Concentrating Your Mind (Jam-i-Khatir):
This is 'the state of being gathered'. To concentrate and meditate.
- The Religion of Ahmad (Din-i-Ahmad):
Sufism teaches respect; it tells you to adhere to the life style and
teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
- Contemplation (Fiqr):
Thinking is important; in both the Quran and sunnah, people are instructed
to contemplate, because thinking opens the doors to many mysterious and
- Certainity (Yaqin):
To be certain that one has to die and return to God one day or another.
- The Most Exalted Paradise (Khuld-i-Barin):
When one follows the path of Sufism, he is likely to reach the highest
degree of Paradise as his final destination.