Peace, one and all…
The overarching theme of last year’s Threshold Society retreat was ‘Dervishood for Today’. During the weekend, we looked at a number of issues connected to developing a spirituality appropriate to the times in which we live. In particular, we looked at the essential qualities of a dervish, and at how we might bring these qualities into our daily lives, here and now.
Over the next few weeks, I hope to reflect more fully on these qualities, insha Allah. In particular, I am interested in discussing these qualities with the wider world. How might we become more conscious of our actions? How might we develop these qualities within ourselves?
Shaykh Kabir outlined the 7 essential qualities of a dervish as follows: