Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki

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The saint enjoys real attachment to God when he experiences states of contentment and satisfaction.
Communion with God is conferred after the dervish has become alien to all else.

Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (b. 1173– d. 27 November 1235) was a Sunni Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and scholar of the Chishti Order from Delhi, India. He was the disciple and the spiritual successor of Moinuddin Chishti as head of the Chishti order, and the person to whom the Qutb Minar, Delhi is dedicated.

Quotes[edit]

The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004)[edit]

  • Detachment from worldly things is the most essential qualification required for a true dervish. His separation from everything, including his own self is the only way for the realization of kingship with God.
    • p. 263
  • The saint enjoys real attachment to God when he experiences states of contentment and satisfaction.
    • p. 263
  • Communion with God is conferred after the dervish has become alien to all else.
    • p. 263
  • One's friendship with God consists in being satisfied with whatever comes from God and expresses his gratitude hundred thousand time that he was remembered by Him.
    • p. 263
  • The seeker's real approach to God means his preoccupation with afflictions appearing on the way to Him. Tribulations in separation from God is to be treated as a boon granted by God to His elect.
    • p. 263
  • Fear is a whip of God for the undisciplined devotee. When the fear of God enters into the heart, it turns the flask of the heart into pieces.
    • p. 263
  • The spiritual state of nearness of God is a sign of true saintliness. This ultimately results in the experience of love and longing for early union.
    • p. 264
  • The seekers on the path of God are a community who are overwhelmed in the ocean of love from head to nail of the foot.
    • p. 264
  • The gnostic (arif) attains the station of passionate love of God so that he may experience Godhead or His pure Essence.
    • p. 264

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