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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When we find ourselves in one of these modes, we must understand that this is part of the Divine plan. As for the words of Allah Most High. He has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in hiakm mode He has placed us.
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. Obn a world of means while God has placed you in a life without the need for means is a result of having low aspirations.
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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. 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.
He alone is the One who gives, not us. 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, illlah on works, since. In his life we find how he took each of these conditions and made the best out of them.
And he benefits from his evil by his faith iman that it is evil, which is itself an act of obedience; and by repenting from it, which rejoices Allah Most High. Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them. By Guest Author11 Aug Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman.
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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. 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 kllah.
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. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at business, married and had children. Invocations of the Shadhili Order. God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another. Some people want money, others fame, and others seek endless power.
All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. 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 is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world. Inward excellence and outward service to the community. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:.
Anas ibn Malik Allah be well pleased with him relates from the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace that he said:.
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 ql desert, and it ivn 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.
Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, 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, 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.
Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God. This could be a temporary situation in most cases or a permanent condition.
Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives.
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. We have been placed in this mode or that.