September 12, 2012

Bektashi Tâdsch - Taj

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Bektashi dignitaries Baba Mondi - Haxhi Dede Reshat Bardhi

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Islamic leader Haji Baba, Edmond Brahimaj, Capo,World Bektashi Community,ALBANIA

Edmond Brahimaj, World Bektashi Community
Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice in the World 
"Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace"
Assisi, 27th October 2011
Documentation of the event you will find here.

Tâdsch -Tâj

Tâdsch or tâj means crown and it is used by the sheiks of the Sufism orders (tariqas).

The tâj is made of four pieces of felt sewn together. They are the called "the entrances".
These four are further divided by twelve gores which are called terks.

The four "entrances" are:
1. Shari'ah
2. Tariqat
3. Ma'rifat
4. Haqîqat
The twelve abstinences are:
1. To abstain from wearing the garb of iniquity and turn to those of perfection.
2. To abstain from sin and turn to the qualities of the perfect.
3. To abstain from carnal desires and turn from them completely.
4. To abstain from forgetfulness and turn to the remembrance of Allah.
5. To abstain from ambition and turn to contentment which is a generous treasure.
6. To abstain from fear. To rest and have one's convictions in Allah according to the
instructions of the Qur'an.
7. To abstain from the finery of this world and turn to cleanliness.
8. To abstain from beastly appetites and turn to watchfulness against them.
9. To abstain from self-aggrandizement and turn to contentment with humility.
10. To abstain from revenge and acts against others and turn to tolerance.
11. To abstain from undue haste and turn to patience and gentleness.
12. To abstain from grief and confusion over misfortune and turn to the yielding of self
to the sayings and wishes of Allah in compliance with the instructions of the Qur'an,
"We will test you with sadness, hunger, loss of wealth, people and other things.
Blessed are the enduring who when unhappiness occurs say: 'We are God's and unto
Him we shall return.'"

An explanation (in German language) how the tâdsch is made and how the Tawhid can be recognized, you will find here.

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