Above is an image of Nur Ali Elahi (also known as Ostad Elahi) as a young dervish. He was a beautiful soul, and excellent writer and a fantastic musician from the Ahl-ul Haqq community of Iran. They are a group who are in some ways similar to Turkish Alevis. I highly endorse the site http://www.ostadelahi.com as a resource. His son Bahram Elahi is also quite interesting. Anyone interested in the Ahl-ul Haqq should also certain try listening to the Razbar Ensemble as well-- very interesting.
Prayer is not limited to a particular time and place… whenever you are with God, God is with you…
Ya Allah, only your mercy is greater than my sins.
Absolve my sins and those of all believers. Illuminate our hearts with the light of faith. Bring joy to our souls with the Light of Ali.
Whatever leads to orfer and peace for people comes from the Source of Truth. Practice it for yourself and for others, and stay away from what is counter to it.
Beyond that, you may embrace any religion not opposed to these principles, provided you practice its commandments in good faith.
I pray for Your mercy, goodness, and blessing for the souls of my parents and all believers and, indeed, all creatures.
Bless me with the happiness of knowing you.
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