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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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We have been placed in this mode or that. By Guest Author11 Aug 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.

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.

This could be a temporary situation in most cases or a permanent condition. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi.

This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living. Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: In the wl of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God.

Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. When we find ourselves in one of these modes, we must understand that this is part of the Divine plan. Desiring a life without means while God has placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire. Works, whether prayer, or the dhikr or “remembrance” of Allah, all fasting, or jihad, do not cause one illahh reach the end of the path, but are merely proper manners before the majesty of the Divine while on it.


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. And Hikzm Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman.

Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less.

The Aphorisms of Ibn Ata ‘Illah

Invocations of the Shadhili Order. Desiring a world of means while God has placed you in a life without the need for means is a result of having low hiam. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: 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 illay.

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.

But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. It is a manifestation that everything that happens to us, everything that we experience throughout our lives is from the will and creative act of God, not a result of our own ability and actions.

Ibn Ata Allah – Wikipedia

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.

We all have different trajectories in our lives ilpah have been given different opportunities. Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days. Rather, the meaning of the verses is that entering paradise is because of works, although divinely given success tawfiq to jllah the works, and being guided to have sincerity in them, and their acceptability are the mercy of Allah Most High taa His favor Sharh Sahih Muslim, Inward excellence and outward service to the community. In his life we find how i,lah took each of these conditions and made the best out of them.


While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the exact opposite. We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa.

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

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. Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society.

Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God.