9 Dec The Hikam of ibn ata Illah with Arabic and Englsih translationThe Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual literature. The Hikam. of Ibn ‘Ata’llah Your desire to withdraw from everything when Allah has involved you in the world of means is a hidden appetite. Your desire for. Allah willing, Ibn ‘Ata’ Illah’s famous Book of Wisdoms (al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya), a classical manual of spiritual development, together with some commentary on.

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In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God. Many of us are part of the work force earning a living for our families, or if without families, at least earning a living to support ourselves. However, as mighty as the throne is and all the levels of the heavens that ascend to it, no created object is greater than the Prophet of Islam God bless him and give him peace.

Works, whether prayer, or the dhikr or “remembrance” of Allah, or fasting, or jihad, do not cause one to reach the end of the path, but are merely proper manners before the majesty of the Divine while on it.

Aplah has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in whatever mode He has placed us.

Hikam (Aphorisms) of Ibn ‘Ata’Illah – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah – DEENSTREAM

And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less. Inward excellence and outward service to the community. It is a manifestation that everything that happens to us, everything aolah we experience throughout our lives is from the will and creative act of God, not a result of our own ability and actions.

Rather, wherever God placed him, whatever situation he was given, he excelled in the most beautiful of ways and in so doing, left us a roadmap to follow. The true spiritual path is one of gratitude.

By Guest Author hkam, 11 Aug The outward purport of these hadiths [n: Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy uikam others to benefit from.

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Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: As for the words of Allah Most High. A statement originating from beneath such a creation indicates the importance of not only the statement itself, but also its high moral and spiritual weight in the life of a Muslim. This humble sincerity of slavehood, or hikak could say realism, enables the genuine spiritual traveller to benefit in the path from both his good and his evil.

Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society. One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs. In his life we find how he took each of these conditions and made the best out of them. Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at business, married and had children. God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another.

This is the first of a series of articles the interpreter has been asked to write on “traditional Islamic spirituality,” a science that deals with answering this summons, lifting the heart from the narrowness of the self to sta limitlessness of the knowledge and xta of the Divine. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God.

Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman. We have been placed in this mode or that.

Hikam (Aphorisms) of Ibn ‘Ata’Illah – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Rather, the meaning of the verses is that entering allahh is because of works, although divinely given success tawfiq to do the works, and being guided to have sincerity in them, and their acceptability are the mercy of Allah Most High and His favor Sharh Sahih Muslim, The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them.

We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. Invocations of the Shadhili Order. Such could be the life of a full-time student, for example, or someone who has a source of funding that has granted this individual the ability to focus on other aspects of life.


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He alone is the One who gives, not us. But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. While lying there, he suddenly finds it standing beside him, and he seizes its halter, and hikwm, cries, “O Allah, You are my slave, and I am your lord,” making a mistake out of sheer joy” Muslim, 4. This could be a temporary situation in most cases or a permanent condition.

Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. By Tarek Elgawhary Aphorism 2: A life bound by means is a life where one is required to earn a living, provide for dependents, and maintain other financial and worldly obligations.

Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. Truly, Allah rejoices more at the atonement of His servant when he repents to Him than one of you would if he were on his riding camel in an empty tract of desert, and it got away from him with all his food and water on it, and he gave up all hope of finding it, so he came to a tree lbn laid down in its shade, having despaired of ever seeing it again.

All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide. This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High.

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For this reason some sheikhs term a traveller of the former spiritual vantage a murid or “desirer,” and one of the latter a faqir or “needy. Desiring a life without means while God has placed you in a world of means is ib result of hidden desire. Anas ibn Malik Allah be well pleased with him relates from the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace that he said:.

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