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Works of Hadj Nemat


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A hundred-page treatise in fluid and simple Persian prose, Eternal Abode describes the specific pillars, rites, and rituals of the Ahl-e Haqq. The style and simplicity of Hadj Nemat’s prose enables the reader to readily understand and grasp the material, and the use of Persian is intended to engage non-Kurdish people and facilitate its comprehension so that they can acquire correct knowledge about the precepts of Truth.

Eternal Abode is comprised of 25 chapters, each of which describes a particular subject pertaining to the Ahl-e Haqq, such as theophanies, successive lives, the Koran being 32 sections, initiation, devotional gatherings and spiritual chants, fasting, and the growing of moustaches.

On the reason for writing this treatise, the author states: "Because some reputable and knowledgeable individuals whose forefathers were part of the Ahl-e Haqq … have become disgruntled with the religion of Truth … this humble servant, Hadj Nemat … to dispel any suspicion in the hearts of our true friends … sets forth a few sacred reasons upon the order of the Holy Spirit … for our friends to read … and be reassured, and to once more return to the Truth and grasp the original link to the religion of Truth." He continues: "Upon the order of the King of Saints, I have been commissioned to relay the laws and rituals of the religion of Truth, from its fundamental principles to its secondary aspects, in the Persian language…."

Hadj Nemat believed that no religion or people are devoid of truth, and none should be dismissed or rejected out of hand. According to him, the way to know the Truth is to consider all people and religions as good, and not to dismiss or reject anyone. He believed that the essence of religion is the same in all faiths, and it is their secondary details that change. At the end, he emphasizes that whoever comes to know Ali has come to know God; and whoever comes to know his own self—meaning to cleanse his being—will have a particle of Ali’s essence shine in his heart.

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