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Friendship

by Alireza Nurbakhsh The Sufis refer to God as the Friend (dūst). This is based on the Koranic verse yuhibbuhum wa yuhibbuhunah (God loves them and they love Him, 5:45), which is interpreted by the Sufis as meaning that it is God’s love for us that gives rise to our love for Him. (more…)

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Archives Issue #79

THIS ISSUE IS PART OF AN EARLIER SET OF ISSUES #1 – #79 THE MASTER-DISCIPLE RELATIONSHIP REVISITED – Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh SUBSTITUTIONARY PRAYER AND THE STIGMATA OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Dorothy Buck STUDENT-SELF AND TEACHER-SOUL by Mark Nepo THE QUESTION OF SHIBLI’S INSANITY by Kenneth Avery SPEAKER, VOICE AND AUDITION IN THE […]

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