the maqam of Shaykh Sadr ud Din Konevi (ra), open to the Heavens!

Shaykh Sadr ud Din Qunawi (ra) was the disciple and by some accounts step-son of Shaykh al-Akbar Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (ra) and a contemporary and friend of Hz Mawlana Rumi (ra). One is touched by the humility and simplicity of his tomb. It is perhaps in it’s own way a sign of the malamiyya, the category of awliya that cover themselves with the cloak of ordinariness. It is also a fulfillment of his words: ” let us live like sultans and die in utmost poverty”.

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