Written down by Anna Zubkova
Edited by Vladimir Antonov
Translated from Russian by
Anton Teplyy,and Vladimir Antonov
Correctors of English translation:
Hiero Nani and Keenan Murphy
© Anna Zubkova, Vladimir Antonov, 2014
People have different ideas about what their religious life should be.
Some think that it should consist in the participation in rites and violence against other people.
Others the reasonable ones understand that One Universal God (the Creator, the Primordial Consciousness), called Allah in Arabic, now (and not, for example, during the formation of Islam) wants from us, embodied people, quite the contrary. Namely, He wants everyone to perfect, to develop himself or herself as a soul.
It is customary in Islam to denominate a war against people who are considered enemies as external jihad, while internal struggle against ones own imperfections as internal jihad.
Sufism the main branch of Islam is where the methods of internal jihad are practiced. You can read about this in the books such as Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present, Divine Parables, Book of the Warrior of the Spirit and in others. The parables published in this book are also dedicated to this theme.
The true methodology of spiritual development taught to us by Allah is one for all people who seek the Path of spiritual perfection. Only the external forms of manifestation of religiosity are different. Yet they were created by people, and not by Allah, and do not relate directly to Him.
This book will be useful to all those people who, in their personal evolutionary development, have become mature enough to practice internal jihad.
These parables are about how you can master heart love and, by overcoming your vices, become pure, kind, strong, and wise. Each parable allows you to touch the spiritual knowledge of the Masters, Who share with us the richness and beauty of the great art of the transformation of the souls. The parables that are presented in this book were compiled and narrated by Sufy and Sulia.