Heart of the Koran

In the Heart of Allah's Love

Dearest Companions on the path of love,

May Allah's peace embrace you on this ninth day of Ramadan.

I would like to emphasize that reading the Heart of the Koran is not just an optional supplement to reading the larger, more literal version of Koran that we have blessedly available to us in many translations.

Reading the Heart of the Koran of Shaykh Nur al Jerrahi, may his soul be sanctified, is one of the essential spiritual practices for our Tariqat in this month of Ramadan. With it we will plunge directly into the Divine light and wisdom and all-embracing compassion of which the Koran is a messenger and a demonstration, by-passing the limited human intellect that causes doubt and distress in people's hearts. With pure light and boundless love and clear wisdom no one has a problem, except persons who would deny these. And the Heart of the Koran acts as a key to unlock some of the deeper meanings of the other passages of Koran, so even if Shaykh Nur's renderings have only covered a portion of the entire Book, his perspective can transform everything we read, like the yeast in the bread. His voice is the voice of the lover and the shepherd and the good counselor. It is merciful and sweet and powerful and it blends beautifully with the voice of the Koran, the original call of guidance, bringing out a tenderness and sweetness that we don't usually meet in the translations.

The most truthful interpreter of the Koran is the Blessed Prophet himself, may he be showered in the knowledge that brings the most benefit to humanity and all beings. During his lifetime and after his passing there were a few who could be said to be true interpreters and vessels of the universal intelligence and boundless love that is encoded in the Holy Book. In each generation following there were a few. In our time, Muzaffer Effendi and Shaykh Nur are among these entrusted ones who inherited the light of the Prophet's heart so we can trust what they see in the vast mirror of Koran.

Of course, each person's heart has direct access to the Revelation, and the more our mind is emptied the more truly we can receive.

Please read the generous Introduction too as it contains amazing mystical teachings and personal accounts, including the astounding encounter with the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in Paradise.

Heart in heart in the boundless ocean of Koran Fariha Fatima

Ya Nur Muhammadi sallallahu aleyhi wa sellim

Bismillahirahmanirahim Peace to your hearts beloved Guides and Lovers, This great day dawns, the birth day of the Nur Muhammad in human form as the Messenger of Mercy and the Prophet of Love to all…

Ya Imam Huseyn and the Martyrs of Karbala, Ya Ashura!

Bismillahirahmanirahim Beloveds on the Path of Love Peace to your hearts on this day of Karbala and this day of Ashura when the Prophets, the Mothers and their Communities received the abounding Grace of Allah….

Ya Imam Huseyn!

Bismillahirahmanirahim Peace to your hearts and blessed New Year to each of You We are now in the first ten days of Muharram, the first month of the new year in the Koranic calendar. These…

Blessed Hajj!

O Hajj. What will explain the Hajj? In truth our life is the Hajj. Our striving, our struggles and our pain are the roads to the Kaaba. Our calling out to the Merciful One is…

Our Prayers

Bismillahirahmanirahim Beloved Community, Our prayers in these last days of Ramadan are very powerful through the Grace of the Beloved. Please let us pray for the Palestinians and the Israelis, all of them. It is…

Meditation for last days of the Ramadan

BISMILLAHIRAHMANIRAHIM Peace to your beautiful hearts O beloveds, hearts made even more shining through the gentle power of this glorious month of Ramadan. We have mentioned that the latter days of Ramadan are wonderful times…

Blessed Mothers Day!

In the All Embracing and Sustaining Holy Womb of Love HAPPY MOTHERS DAY BELOVED COMMUNITY Bless your mother hearts! Bless your loving care and acts of loving kindness Bless your joy Bless your sadness Bless…

Final Ten Days

Bismillahirahmanirahim Beloved Community Peace to your hearts, bodies, minds and souls. Beginning with sunset last night we have entered the last ten days of the glorious Ramadan. May we feel gratitude flowing in every cell…