Il Maestro Sufi Abdul Qadir Jilani

Il grande maestro Sufi Abdul Qadir Jilani con Uezeyir Oezyurt a Konya  – video in italiano



Üzeyir Özyurt brings the invaluable insights of someone living the Sufi dervish path

directly inspired by Mevlâna Jalâluddin Rumi. He lives only steps away from where

the spiritual master and poet lived much of his life. Describing himself as Sufis often

do as a “fakir”, an Arabic word meaning “poor man,” in the sense of “blessed are the

poor in spirit”. He was born and still lives in Konya, Turkey.

At the age of 12, he began his study of Sufi teachings and old Arabic at a highly

disciplined Sufi monasteryIn his own words, he and his 150 fellow students “had

to educate our ego (nafs) for serving and respect for others.” For five years of

immersion, he did not see his family.


mevlevi2At Konya University, Üzeyir studied French literature.

Since then, he has studied Italian, English, Spanish,

and German languages, which he uses in his travels

to lecture about Mevlâna and Sufism, or to network

with international seekers visiting his  Dervish

Brothers Center for information about Rumi.

Üzeyir’s uncle was the director of the Mevlâna

(Rumi) museum. Üzeyir grew up in Rumi’s light (and shadow).



My Foot is on the Shoulders of all the Saints

Once whilst he was delivering a lecture, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (r.a) entered

a spiritual state and said, “My foot is on the shoulders of all the Awliya Allah

(Saints).” When he uttered these words there were many Awliya Allah in his

presence. Each one of them immediately lowered their necks.

Sheikh Ali bin Haiti (r.a) who was also present in this gathering, immediately

went to Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (r.a) and physically placed the foot of the

great Ghawth on his neck. Sheikh Sayyidi Maajid (r.a) states:

“When al-Ghawth al-A’zam (r.a) said these words, then every Wali on earth

bowed his neck.” He also states, “There were 300 Awliya Allah and 700

Rijaalul Ghaib (Men of the Unseen) present in that gathering, and every

one of them lowered their necks before him.”


Sheikh Makaarim (r.a) states: “The day on which al-Ghawth al-A’zam (r.a)

made this statement, every Saint knew that the flag of Kingship was now

planted before Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani (r.a) . On this day, all the Saints

from East to West lowered their necks on his command.” Sayyidi Sheikh

Khalifatul Akbar (r.a) states: “I saw the Beloved Rasool ﷺ in my dream

and I asked him about the statement of al-Ghawth al-A’zam

‘My foot is on the shoulders of all the Saints.

’” He says that the Holy Prophet ﷺ said, “Abdul Qadir Jilani (r.a) has

spoken the truth and why should he not say this when he is the Qutb,

and I am his Guardian”.



The being


… The place of the ‘moving soul’ is in the heart; its business is with the knowledge of the

spiritual path. It’s work deals with the first four of the Beautiful Names of the Essence of

Allah. As in the rest of the twelve Names of the Essence, these four Names have neither

sound nor letters – thus they cannot be pronounced.

Allah’s very very words point to what should be man’s principal occupation; to know the

devine Names. This is the knowledge of one’s inner being. ….

(Hadrat Abdl al-Qadir al-Jilani)





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