The Hikam of ibn ata Illah with Arabic and Englsih translationThe Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual literature. Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on the Kitab al-hikam by Ahmed Ibn Ata Allah Al- Iskandari, offers a glimpse into the Aphorisms (observations of general truth). 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
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Hikam (Aphorisms) of Ibn ‘Ata’Illah – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah – DEENSTREAM
This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living. One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when hkiam misstep occurs.
The true spiritual path is one of gratitude. He has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in whatever mode He has placed us. The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them.
In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God.
The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. A life bound by hijam is a life where one is required to earn a living, provide for dependents, and maintain other financial and worldly obligations. Some people want money, others fame, illay others seek endless power. 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.
Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for others to benefit from. This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world. God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Ibb Allah bless him and give him peace say:.
We have been placed in this mode or that.
By Guest Author11 Aug 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 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 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.
Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic
We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. 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 ataa. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi.
Despite these various opportunities, ign all have the same chance to be excellent and to be ever mindful that God is merciful, kind, and gentle.
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 alone is the One atq gives, not us. Hikm, 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.
Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: Inward excellence and outward service to the community. Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less. As for the words of Allah Most High.
The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of illxh the spiritual path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. 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.
And Abu 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, hikkam recluse or a statesman. 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.