|Title:||The Garden of Dervishes|
by Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi
Sheikh Muzaffer was a master of the ceremony of Dhikrullah, which he conducted in the tradition of the Halveti-Jerrahi Tarikat every Thursday night. Lasting between one to three hours, the ceremony of Remembrance formulates a microscopic mirror of the reality of existence. The motion of the Dhikrullah reflects the revolving of the spheres. In the spiritual dimension the process of centering in Allah and finding Union with Him is described. The ceremony reiterates the stages of Ascent towards being lost in Allah, and the stages of Descent to the plane of manifestation, where one remains subsistent in Allah. Thus the Path to Perfection that the Sufis have vowed to follow is shown in concentrated form in the ceremony of Dhikrullah.