Twin Flame in Sufism





Nasheva heard from Sultan Walad that it all happened twenty six years earlier, in 1244.

One fine afternoon, his father, Mawlana Jalaluddin, was teaching by a fountain in a small square close to his madrasa. His pupils were sitting, listening to him attentively and taking notes. Between them were a manifold of books and manuscripts lying on the ground, while some were scattered open on the fountain’s ledge.

Then, out of nowhere, a stranger wearing a black cloak walked quickly through the students and pushed the books and manuscripts into the fountain water. They plunged into the water, all wet.

“Who are you?” Mawlana Jalaluddin said in aghast. “And what are you doing?”

“You must now live what you have been reading about,” the stranger replied.

Mawlana Jalaluddin, who was worried his father’s precious spiritual diary, Al Maarif, was ruined, hurriedly went into the fountain.

But the eccentric stranger prevented him. He said, “We can retrieve them. They will be dry as they were.”

Mawlana and his pupils were befuddled. Some thought the man was insane.

The stranger smiled. Then he raised his right hand, and the books and manuscripts all were lifted without him even touching them. In less than a minute, they were all dry.

“What I had thought of before as God, I met today in a human being,” Mawlana Jalaluddin said about the eccentric stranger.

Later he was known as Shams, the sun, a sufi who came from Tabriz.

The phenomenal encounter changed Mawlana Jalaluddin’s life forever. He took an abrupt mystical turn. As a Mufti, he had taught Islamic laws, the Koran, and the history of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions for years. He had been learning and teaching the structure of religion. But now from Shams he was learning its essence: love.

Within overnight, he was a man inebriated by the meta-spirituality of love.

From Sultan Walad, Nasheva learned Mawlana Jalaluddin’s extraordinary transformation:

Through love, a fatwa-writing Syaikh turned poet

Though ascetic, he grew intoxicate

But not from a wine which is made of grapes-

A spirit of light drinks only wine of light



More information about Twin Flame can be found in Sofia’s popular posts here and here.

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27 thoughts on “Twin Flame in Sufism

    • Thank you, Seyi. A technical glitch seems to appear when accessing my site using Google Chrome. This happens with some other people as well. Both Safari and Internet Explorer seem to be working just fine. I tried to access using Chrome this morning, but to no avail. Then I had another go, and it worked. I’ll let them know, thank you again for your visit. Blessings and love to you ♥

  1. Thank you for this lovely story, Subhan. You always have wonderful words of wisdom.
    I have made a special post for a dear friend who is having a difficult surgery. It would be amazing if you had time to drop in and leave some beautiful words for her.
    Resa ♥

  2. Thank you for linking to me, Subhan 🙂 I’m glad you also got interested in the subject of twin flames and doing your research on the topic! 🙂
    Great reading and example up there. Love

    • Sofia, thank you for your comment. I wrote this story a year ago. Then I came across to your article and the dots are connected. Blessings and love to you ♥

    • No, it doesn’t. What you see in the whirling dervishes for most part are merely pure entertainment for the culturally intrigued groups, mostly Westerners being awe inspired by oriental mysticism. Sufism doesn’t exist in dervishes or tareqahs; it exists only in the heart of lovers.

      Thank you for your comment, Lindy Lee. Blessings and love to you ♥

  3. Dear Subhan Zein,

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I absolutely loved reading it and it reminded me of their autobiography. It also perhaps gives us a better understanding of what ‘twin flame’ can mean, as at times it is too romanticized.


    • Dear Voice of a Soul, absolutely right observation. The concept of twin flames is far overromanticized, whereas in fact it is only a ifelong challenging quest for two restless souls…

    • Dear Shaidi,

      Thank you for your thought. I didn’t intent to give definition about the concept; neither did I want to introduce it in a book manuscript I am currently working on. I wrote this story a year ago. Then I came across to Sofia’s article and the dots are connected.



    • Cik Eric, thank you for sharing your thought. I believe we all dry, stumbling along the way in search of water. But the oasis is within sight, so Attraversiamo, let’s cross over. Blessings and love to you ♥

    • Naomi, thank you, may 2014 bring you and your family much love and happiness. Yes, a Saturday weekly post has been scheduled up to mid April, hope it reaches the end of year within days. Blessings and love to you ♥

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