A very gentle way / Sheikh Hassan
A very gentle way – Sheikh Hassan Dyck (ita/eng)
Sheikh Hassan, born in Germany, found his way to Islam while studying
Indian music. In 1966 he began his classical music studies in Berlin until 1971.
He then went to India to study with Ustad Vilayat Khan, appeared with the
Dehli Symphony Orchestra and discovered his interest in Indian traditional music.
lead him to Sufism and to his Master Sheikh Nazim in
1975, who he now represents in Germany.
The Naqshbandi order is a mediaeval Sufi order originating in Central Asia.
While most Sufi orders attribute their foundation to Ali, Mohammed’s son-in-law,
the Naqshbandi traces its direct spiritual lineage back to the Prophet (pbuh)
himself through Abu Bakr, the first Calioh and Muhammad’s (pbuh)) companion.
The supreme spiritual leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani branch is the Grand Sheikh Nazim,
who lives in Cyprus.
Who is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ?Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah in the year 570. Since his father died before his
– birthand his mother died shortly thereafter, he was raised by his uncle who was from –
therespectedtribe of Quraysh. He was raised illiterate, unable to read or write, and remained so till his death.– – – His people, before his mission as a prophet, were ignorant of science and most of them were illiterate. As he grew up, he became known to be truthful, honest, trustworthy, generous, andsincere. – He was so trustworthy that they called him the Trustworthy. Muhammad (pbuh) was veryreligious, and he had long detested the decadence and idolatry of his society.
At the age of forty, Muhammad (pbuh) received his first revelation from God
through the Angel Gabriel. The revelations continued for twenty-three years, and they
are collectively known as the Quran.
As soon as he began to recite the Quran and to preach the truth which God had
revealed to him, he and his small group of followers suffered persecution from
The persecution grew so fierce that in the year 622 God gave them the command
to emigrate. This emigration from Makkah to the city of Madinah, some 260 miles
to the north, marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar.
After several years, Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers were able to return to
Makkah, where they forgave their enemies. Before Muhammad died, at the age
of sixty-three, the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula had become Muslim,
and within a century of his death, Islam had spread to Spain in the West and
as far East as China.
Among the reasons for the rapid and peaceful spread of Islam was the truth
and clarity of its doctrine. Islam calls for faith in only one God, Who is the only
one worthy of worship.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a perfect example of an honest, just,
merciful, compassionate, truthful, and brave human being. Though he was
a man, he was far removed from all evil characteristics and strove solely for
the sake of God and His reward in the Hereafter. Moreover, in all his actions
and dealings, he was ever mindful and fearful of God.
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