School of Sufi Teaching

United Kingdom

Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Qadiri & Shadhili practices

Support the Sufi School
Sufi School is a non-profit charity involved in creating awareness about Sufism and providing authentic Sufi teachings to sincere seekers.

All the teachings are given free of cost and students are not charged for attending our weekly gatherings for teaching, mentoring, discussions and group practices.

Our activities are carried out through voluntary donations. We request you to donate generously to support our work. Any amount of donation to help us to continue this good work will be appreciated and thankfully accepted.

PayPal
Use PayPal to send a donation to the School of Sufi Teaching. You can also add a payment reference.

If you don't have a PayPal account, use
this link to make a donation via credit card.

Amazon Smile
Select the School of Sufi Teaching as your charity on Amazon.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of any purchases you make to us, without any extra cost to you.

Wire transfer
Name: School of Sufi Teaching
Account Number: 11397222
Sort Code: 40-03-16
Bank: HSBC UK
Address: 85 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6BE
IBAN: GB47HBUK40031611397222
BIC: HBUKGB4140T

Fear and trembling, love and justice

 
Walking into fears like walking into the anxious fluttering in my chest
That existential shakiness
That shaking of the foundations of myself. But it is in that shaking,
That is found the awe and wonder of the Lord.
Fear is what makes us tremble and cower and whimper
And feel sorry for our poor benighted selves
Yet fear of God is what makes us real.
How am I to understand that paradox?
The fear is real
It makes me crumble and fall
It makes me call myself stupid for daring to stand up
For daring to fight the lies,
For daring to challenge injustice.
How stupid, you fool, my inner voices say
Don’t you know you can’t win?
Don’t you know the snakes will always outwit you?
What is the point –
Of telling the truth to liars?
Because, my other voices say
If I don’t tell the truth then I too will lie
And if I lie I might as well lie supine on my grave
Saying, “walk all over me, what do I care?”
But they, the snakes, will walk and slither all over you anyway,
You fool, why not be clever, why not try to beat them
At their own game?
Because, the voice of the Lord says,
Their game has no rules
It has no limits, it has no bounds,
And that is where the wickedness seeps in –
Through all the broken fences.
I have to say “enough! No more! You do not speak the truth”
The truth will set us free, it is said
And yet truth- sayers are battered and slaughtered
Broken and maimed,
Forgotten and ignored –
Left to suffer and die.
Yet still, we must speak truth and seek justice in this world, as far as we are able –
At most, to seek the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth,
At least, in the hope and expectation of Judgement and Justice in the worlds beyond.

Clive Perrett

 

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article
The policy of the School of Sufi Teaching

On Good Character

Next Article

What is Sufism?

Related Posts
Read More

Retreats – ongoing information

The school of sufi teaching holds a number of retreats internationally on an ongoing basis. These are hosted by the different local groups of our order in several countries from Scotland and Poland to Australia and Malaysia and more. Information…
Read More

“Sanctuary” cultural evening video

The online cultural evening “Sanctuary” that was held on 3rd October is now available to watch. The evening showcases nine acts from across the UK playing instrumental music alongside song, poetry reading, storytelling and film. Participating acts are: Julia Katerina…
Read More

Personal statement from a London student

From time to time, students write personal statements describing their experiences on this path, the events that led them to it, and how they have been affected. A few of these statements have been gathered in the testimonial section of…
dew drops spiderweb
Read More

Connectedness

This being human,This being alive,In this world, bothHere, and now,And there, and then,Is a question of –Connectedness. First there is the touch, the stroke,The kiss, the gaze, the murmur,The chuckle, the tear, the cry, the smile. And then there are…