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There are few series which are updated intermittently and this page list them as they happen.



In Quest of My Oasis

In Quest of My Oasis at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts is a series of dialogues with seekers & lovers of Sufi path. The Mystic Master Prophet Muhammad said, "at-turuqu ila 'Llahi ka-nufusi bani Adam", 'the ways to God are as numerous as the human souls'. The Quran states in the verse 2:148, "And for everyone there is a direction towards which one turn." The reason it is titled as 'My Oasis' because this will be, God willing, about inspiring personal, individual journey to the Goal.

An oasis is a lush green garden in a desert or wasteland. Here Oasis symbolizes both the sufi journey and the path. In the arid desert the oasis carries the water of life, spring gushes up from the heart of the earth that delights the soul. In this series we wish to engage with contemporary seekers who are drawn to that Quest. We hope to know them, connect with them, share their beautiful journey in the spirit of what sufis call Sohbet

Sohbet Published so far:

Apart from the Sohbet series, we also publish Interviews with Sufis on their journey, work and the Path.
* Reb Zalman Scachter-Shalomi | on Mystic Experience and Mysticism for a New Humanity
* Reb Zalman Scachter-Shalomi | Why Religious Reform is Necessary
* Denise Sati | Painting with a Sufi Master
* Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | When the world is burning, the important thing to ask is what is being born?
* Stewart Bitkoff | On Mysticism and Mystery School, On Traveling the Sufi Path



Sharing of Spiritual Dreams Series

In this series we share some of the original dreams shared by readers / seekers, with exclusive permission from the dreamers and where appropriate by preserving anonymity. Dreams / Visions are significant and interpretation of dreams is a sacred Islamic wisdom tradition which is still preserved by advanced guides on the Sufi Path. For the Sufis, for serious seekers - dreams hold greater significance than what we understand as dreams in the everyday sense.

1) The Beloved's ways are beyond this heart
2) Initiation isn't about suffering, but stepping up
3) Dream of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen and soul's calling out
4) Dream of Secret Garden and of Unfathomable Recognition
5) Journey to Find Water
6) Dream of the Water Gatherers | Tracing the Signs

also see:
* Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Wisdom Tradition



Meditative Quranic Verses

The Final Testament, The Quran is truly an endless ocean of wisdom and it encourages its reader for meditation upon its Signs. Those who have read the Quran for sometime, even all their life, yet at times while reading the Holy Book, new verses for them springs up with completely new meanings. at those moments it seems like reading that very verse for the first time or sometime it feels, 'didn't know such verse existed!' Many of such verses are great source of inspiration as well as meditation. When one says meditation, this doesn't mean sitting cross legged on the floor with eye closed. Meditation also implies to have deep thought, to ponder consciously. and yes, it could be done in the midst of our daily ordinary activities.

Each post of Meditative Quranic Verses series generally contains a single verse or part of it. Since these verses often are esoteric in nature and have multidimensional meaning, the author refrains from sharing own thoughts (your contemplation and meditation is important). Rather the posts leave the reader to unfold its deeper meaning within themselves. According to tradition, each Quranic verse has different levels of meanings, apart from simply exoteric and esoteric classifications. according to your state of mind or your state of consciousness the meanings will reveal to you - as God wills. it would be great if you share them in the comments (which may very well illuminate others heart). yet, if you prefer not to, that's also fine ... to think or to meditate on them is the prime intention here.

* God and Human Heart
* Overflowing Love
* Solitary Journey
* Unto God all affairs are returned
* Genesis of Man
* Life of this world and hereafter
* Choose a way unto the Lord
* We are in need
* Exclusive Devotion
* You are bound to rise high
* Divine Promise
* Sufficiency
* So shall you return
* Take care that deserves the (real) care
* Meeting Lord's Manifestation
* Divine Reality
* Wisdom is a Divine grace
* Lightning Flashes
* Remain conscious and maintain protective awareness of your relationship with Allah
* Hu is with them wheresoever they are
* Hardship and ease
* Attain freedom from the self's stinginess
* Appointment with Love
* Whoever strives
* Guided are the Hearts
* Forgetting one's true self
* Remember Within and Over Your Breath
* Above every knower there is a greater knower
* Gone beyond
* You are in Divine Eyes
* Ascending words of purity, raising them up good deeds
* Journey from stage to stage
* Most Direct Guidance
* Graceful forbearance
* Warning against making desire the guiding principle
* Devotee's heart chakra
* Immaculate is Allah
* Receive God's baptism
* Every human soul is guarded
* Are they in doubt!



99 Sublime Attributes of God

Attaining spirituality without practice is not possible. In all faith and paths it is the practice that enables one to reach the desired station The practice on remembrance and reflection of 99 Beautiful Names of Allah is taught and recommended by the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, to enable our inner transformation.

He said, "Verily, Allah has Ninety-Nine Names which if a person safeguards them, he will enter the Blissful Station (Paradise)."


God manifests Himself in infinite ways in His creation. The creation is like a mirror. His attributes are infinite and only God fully knows God. Yet for our limited mental faculty, to realize and reflect back God's qualities, His image inside of us we are given His qualities in finite number to grasp. Remembrance of God itself is a powerful tool to bring back the Divine consciousness inside us. The remembrance of the Divine through His qualities is recommended and practiced as a spiritual exercise to enable inner transformation. It also holds the secret key to blissful state.

"Those who believe, and those whose hearts find bliss in the remembrance of God. for without doubt, in the remembrance of God do hearts find bliss." (The Quran, 13:28)



Al-Bâri' | The Evolver
* Al-Ghafir, al-Ghafur and al-Ghaffar
* Al-Hakîm | The Most Wise
* Al-Hakam | The Judge
* Al-Hafîz | The Protector
* Al-Hâdî | The Guide
* Al-Ghanî | The Self-Sufficient
* Al-Ghafûr | The Pardoner
* Al-Ghaffar | the Forgiving One
* Al-Batin | the Hidden One
* Al-Fattâh | the Revealer
* Dhû-l-Jalâli wa-l-Ikrâm | Lord of Majesty and Generosity
* Ad-Dârr | The Balancer
* Al-Bâsit | The Unfolder
* Al-Basîr | The All-Seeing
* Al-Barr | The Source of Goodness
* Al-Bâri' | The Evolver
* Al-Baqi | The Eternal
* Al-Bâ'ith | The Awakener
* Al-Badi | The Wonderful Originator
* Al-Azîz | The Eminent
* Al-Azîm | The Magnificent One
* Al-Awwal | The First
* Al-Alim | The Omniscient
* Al-Ali | The Most High
* Al-Akhir | The Ultimate
* Al-Ahad | The One
* Al-Afûw | The Forgiver
* Al-Adl | The Just



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