Tāj al-Dīn Abū’l-Faḍl Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm ibn ʿAṭā Allāh al-Iskandarī A modern English translation of Ḥikam by Muhammed Nafih Wafy was 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. Understand the Plan: A Commentary from the Hikam of Ibn Ata’illah a treasure coming from beneath the throne of God (‘arsh al-Rahman).
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God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another.
Invocations of the Shadhili Order. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: Anas ibn Malik Allah be well pleased with him relates from the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace that he said:.
Despite these various opportunities, we all have the same chance to be excellent and to be ever mindful that God is merciful, kind, and gentle.
The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of travelling the spiritual path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since. 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. Rather, the meaning of the verses is that entering paradise 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, Desiring a life without means while God has placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire.
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This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living. We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, 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 the limitlessness of the knowledge and love of the Divine.
A he benefits from his evil by his faith iman that it is evil, which is itself an act of obedience; and atw repenting from it, which rejoices Allah Most High. By Tarek Elgawhary Aphorism 2: All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days.
The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for iloah best interests, not against them. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at business, married and had children.
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While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the exact opposite. Inward excellence and outward service to the community. Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for others to benefit from.
Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. While lying there, he suddenly finds it standing beside him, and he seizes its halter, and overjoyed, cries, “O Allah, Illah are my slave, and I am your lord,” making a mistake out of sheer joy” Muslim, 4.
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 ql. This could be a temporary situation in most cases or a permanent condition. 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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Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. The true spiritual path is one of gratitude.
We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. Desiring a world of means while God has placed you in a life without the need for means is a result of having low aspirations. However, as mighty as the throne is and all illzh 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. A life bound by means is a life where one is in to earn a living, provide for dependents, and maintain other financial and worldly obligations.
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Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman. Many of us are part of the work force earning a living for our families, or if without families, at ao earning a living to support ourselves.
As for the words of Allah Most High. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and hokam, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world.
Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less.