Beloved Shaykha Amina, Murshids, Circle Guides, Dervishes and Friends of the noble Nur Ashki Jerrahi Lineage,
Let us greet the majestic Ramadan together as she enters our cycle of time once again bearing guidance and blessings for humanity.
Ramadan is the month in which the Quran descended as a guide to humanity containing clear explanations and discernment for the hearts. Whoever is present let them fast the month, and whoever is ill or on a journey can substitute other days. Allah desires ease for you, not hardship, and that you complete the period and that you magnify and glorify Allah for having guided you, that you might be grateful.
So the Ramadan is a time of revelation and inspiration. We should feel that each day and night is a gift of revelation to our soul through angelic messengers. We can even imagine our soul as a tablet and all that happens and all that we do and think and feel as the ink flowing through the pen writing the verses of Allah’s Quran onto our soul.
Fasting is an act of gratitude for this boundless generosity of divine revelation. We offer our self to the Source of our being in the fast and we clear the vessel of our heart for the revelations to enter.
May Allah the Generous and Merciful make it easy for us to offer our selves and may Allah the Grateful accept from us what we are capable of offering.
May Allah the Revealer share with us profound and beautiful mystic knowledge and may Allah the Lover intoxicate us with the divine wine of intimacy.
May our community flourish and may humanity find happiness.
Bless Muhammad the Entrusted, the magnificent vessel of the Quran and the explainer of its meanings. Bless the Ahli Bayt, the holy family, who contributed and participated. Bless the Companions who guarded and protected. Bless the descendants who carry the nectar of knowledge and love. Bless all the Prophets and Messengers. Bless the great Friends and mystic Shaykhs. Bless Hazreti Pir, Amina Teslima, Muzaffer Ashki, Nur al Anwar and all the members of this lineage and community! Ya Insan Kamil! Ya Hu!