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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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. Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 ubn. But aim to do right” Muslim, 4.
This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world. We have been placed in this mode or that.
Despite these various opportunities, we all have the same chance to be excellent and to be ever mindful that God is merciful, kind, and il,ah. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at business, married and had children. Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God.
While lying there, he suddenly finds it standing beside him, and he seizes its halter, and overjoyed, cries, “O Allah, You are my slave, and I am your lord,” making a mistake out of sheer joy” Muslim, 4. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: 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.
Invocations of the Shadhili Order. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. 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 and laid down in its shade, having despaired of ever seeing it again.
The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them. By Tarek Elgawhary Aphorism 2: When we find ourselves in one of these modes, we must understand that this is part of the Divine plan.
Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of travelling the ao path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since.
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. Many of us are part of the work force earning a living for our families, or if without hlkam, at least earning a taa to support ourselves. 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.
Ullah ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. Ao ibn Malik Allah be well pleased with him relates from the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace that he said:. He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide. 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. This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living.
Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society. As for the words of Allah Most High.
While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the exact opposite. This humble sincerity of slavehood, or we could say realism, enables the genuine spiritual traveller to benefit in the path from both his good and his evil.
Hiksm all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. The true spiritual path is one of gratitude. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less.