A Manifesto is a Declaration of Intention.
Intention is a statement of desire - a prayer, if you will.
Intent, however, is that about which the soul is actually sent to accomplish and is certainly accomplishing, because the soul will have its way. Will you surrender to its way, which is Allah's will? Or will you continue to fight it, calling it evil and yourself good?
Intention is of the will and the self, and it can be investigated, purified and changed. Intent is not so easily perceived, but it can be known by the adepts. But know that your soul is on the path of goodness, there is no "original sin". Your soul is already surrendered to Allah. Why then are you fighting it?
So if you are fighting, look to your intention, and see if there isn't some room for purification. And then look to what it is you are actually accomplishing and if it is truly matching your "intention". You cannot really change your true direction (which is to God), but you can relinquish illusion and surrender to it.
Your direction is to God, my friend.
What meaning then, of salam alaik,
"Hadha s-sirat al-mustaqim"
The garden is not to be entered,
And to the "Sufis" in dispute, I say,
The worship form is a way to God,
It can be viewed as a discipline enforced upon yourself
The point of practice is to make perfect.
So, it is good if your intention is a manifestation of and can serve your intent. If it is not, then accidents happen, because the soul will have its way, or it will split. If you think it might come back again, it may. I definitely wish you better luck next time.
And now back to the purpose at hand:
It is my hope and intention to satisfy the desires of my heart for the company I crave through manifesting the intent and destiny of my soul to be an active and leading participant in a community of like minded people whose desires and intentions are to learn, study, practice and teach Surrender in this true Sufi way.
To this end I have spent my life. Learning, studying, practicing and teaching, that I would reach the point of considering myself worthy and capable of such participation. I have asked my shaykh and master Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal for confirmation of such worthiness in the form of a permission to start my own school and he has granted that it is so. And the rest is up to Allah.
All this to say that.