The Main Goal

“The main goal of Islam and of Sufi Paths, especially the Naqshbandi Path, is to bring people back to themselves, to teach them to stop fleeing from their own shadows and from chasing mirages. When they turn to themselves they may find everything present in themselves, even the whole universe, and they may receive endless Divine help, never again tiring or being overcome by exhaustion or depression. Yes, Divine treasures are within you, but to attain them is like climbing Mount Everest; to reach that summit, as everyone knows, one must undergo arduous training, and even then if he hopes to succeed, one must be patient and perseverant in traversing narrow, difficult passages and steep cliff walls. But if you are lazy you will never seek such treasures – you will be satisfied with treading the beaten path.”

~ Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani

Source: Mercy Oceans Divine Sources, page 65

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