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    Posted: 14 September 2006 at 7:31pm




Originally written by Khawja Yusuf

al-Hamadhani about 800 years ago :


(this narrative is a backtracked sequence

until you know to figure it from

 the original A Sufi Tea Story)


And it is still that Way.

Only fools asked such Questions.

When Tea was given to all who Taste.

When the Truth was widespread.


It looks like mud, not gold !

Yet again, prove to me this is.

Why do you boil Water when

All I want is the Celestial Drink !

but this is only dried leaves !


Protested then ambrosia

the sought wisdom possess

to pretend who those and

powerful the only first At.

(this sentence was fully reversed)


A man of understanding (arifun)

Spoke to the tea merchants (of dunya)

and tea drinkers

(of Lipton, Nescafe and Green Teas)

:“ The one who taste (dhawqi),

 knows (alim/become learned).

( many Sufi Masters were called Wine Pourers

of Divine Knowledge, Marifa and Hikmah)


The one who taste not

(from the Awliya and Sufis),

knows not (jahil/veiled even though

had gone to overseas Universities

and gained Degrees, Masters

and Doctorates in field of Islamic studies,

Arabic,fiqh, sharia, revealed knowledge

Usuluddin, tafsirs etc).


Don’t speak of a Heavenly Beverage

(of sufic poem/qasida/nazam/mathnawi

from Arberry, Nicholson, Kebir Heminski,

Schimmel, Lewison, Henri Corbin, Schuon,

Qubrusi, Ahmad Dede, Chelebi, Rabbani,

Raihan, Hijjaz, M.Nasir, Bhagwan Shree

And many others )


Offer it (oh genuine Masters)

At your banquets (of dhikr, tekke, zawiyya,

khanaqah, pondok, ribat and caves of marifa

Not at Starbucks, Hard Rock Café and

Mamak Tea Tarik stalls)


And say Nothing !

(more than the state ahwal permitted in that moment,

 place, people can absorb and digest. Say nothing to

the anti-sufis wahabi, tablighi, haraki and ikhwani )


Those who like it (with love/himma)

will ask for more (until annihilated);


Those who don’t (veiled/blind to it)

are not fit to drink it !


(Imam Junayd said those immature seekers

must use stone and dust to do purification

of outward by tayyamum because they

still don’t found the Pure Water.

What more to taste it by

The polished, pure hearts

Not by the foul mouth and lips)






‘Close the Shop of Debate and Mystery’


(from my understanding this can referred to all the modern universities and professors who taught the students to propose, outline, defend, debate, argue, highlight, deconstruct, prove and win over their main thesis, anti-theses or arrived at perverted sythesis of new Religion, Philosophy and Cult so powerful that did not accept any value judgements !)


Return to original my comment- the word

Shop of Mystery used by Shaykh Khawja Yusuf ring a bell in our ears ! This is the Christian false Doctrine imposed or rather sold cheaply to their colonized third world natives and pagans who now turned the tables against their formers British, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, French or American masters and declare:


Now we are Independent !

We won the Revolution

We are a free Nation

We became member of United Nation

But many still in debts and chains of usury.


The Christians celebrated, voted and killed their own Popes and the elite bankers laugh all the way to their vaults..And send thousands and millions citizens of the world to death, misery, pollution, corruption, overworks, undernourished, rape of natures, and race speedily to the industrial, agro or touristic model states. Choose any one of them. You are permitted to declare an Islamic State, Islamic Constitution, Islamic Law, Islamic Financial Exchange, Islamic Banks and Islamic International Universities so on but one Word and one World cannot make this thing HARAM – that is RIBA !


The Debate and Mystery of Usury, Interest, Credit, Debt, Derivatives, Bond, BLR, LIBOR, Futures, IMF, Gold Standard, Bretton Woods are all forgotten, buried and heavily guarded in underground vaults in Fort Knox. Only the terrorists know how to strike at their capitals and strengthen the current police / military states  ! They fall into the Trap sprung by the wise intelligent operatives who were sent out to the muslim lands 300 years ago.


The proofs are the Oriental, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Faculties and Departments were set up well before any of our local ISO certified universities were created. What is world class when you are not sure of traveling onto the Path of the Garden or the Fire. Ask your esteem Professors if you dare to confront their academic credentials. Who are Dr.John Esposito, William Chittick, Sachiko Murata, Snouk Hungrove  etc.

They will give a thousand replies. We need to study Islam  Sufis and Tariqats, to preserve it as cultural heritage, to promote pseudo-sufis like Idris Shah, Inayat Khan, Wahid Yahya Guenon, Isa Nuradeen Schuon,  So we arrive at the answer – Close the Shop of Those Pseudo Sufi Scholars !


Maulana Rumi had warned us (today) :

The false Sufis come, from street to street

Door to doors,

Inquire- where is the Wine

Let Dance and taste the Esctasy

Accompanied by soft Music.

Of Sitar, Rebana, Gamelan, Errhu and Ney-for tourist dollars!









But my dear friend, who really qualified to open such sufic tea shops ?

Are there any existing tea shops at our doorsteps ? 

Can you tell me the new names invented for this Tea

and the newly branded franchised Tea Shops ?

This old merchants will squezze your pockets

And promised you amazing curing and healing power

of the Green Tea, Rooibos Tea, Oolong Tea, Japanese,

Ahmed Tea, Camoumile Tea , Four Seasons Tea

and endless inventions to suit your fancy.


Now we proclaim that the Sufi Tea story is closed

 for lunch hour. 12.35 am Friday.

Promenade Putra Sri Surya , Fifth Floor

overlooking the western lake of Precint 21.

Federal capital of Malaysiana.


Cai jian and warmest greeting of peace

By the falling leaves and bright sun !


Qing he cha wo te hao fengyu


…..A Disciple of Abu Zhu Li Xin



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Dear readers,

Please see my other reply at Who Am I - Forum  for the newly created personal blog.
Thanks for your patience and extra surfings.

wassalam, cai jian.

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