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Heart with Wings

Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan

The Sufi Emblem

The Sufi Emblem is an illustration of several esoteric concepts related to the Religion of the Heart.

The main symbol in the emblem suggests a mystical attunement to the heart as a divine temple within.

The two wings illustrate the flight of the heart ascending toward higher spheres, where human love and divine love meet across the threshold of self-denial.

The crescent moon, in its waxing and waning play with light, presents an inspiring picture of the heartís artful ability to offer unconditionally as well as to receive in humility and appreciation.

The five-pointed star, among the oldest symbols of guidance, is seen in the emblem as a reminder of the bright light within, which constantly guides the longing heart, all along the journey toward its divine destination.