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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Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

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, In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God.

Desiring a life without means while God has placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most Kbn.

He alone is the One who gives, not us. Desiring a world hikaam means while God has placed you in a life without the need for means is a result of having low aspirations. Some people want money, others fame, and others seek endless power. 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.

As for the words of Allah Most High. One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs.

This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living. 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. Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for others to benefit from.

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By Tarek Elgawhary Aphorism 2: He hikma praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in whatever mode He has placed us. He was born an orphan, lived poor, illahh became successful at business, married and had children.

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.

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 atz the life of a Muslim. 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. 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 life.

And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of bin sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:.

Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a a, or a statesman. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. The true spiritual path is one of gratitude. He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide. Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days. All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi.

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.


We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives. This could be a temporary situation in most atta or a permanent condition.

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. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa.

Inward excellence and outward service hikak the community. God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another.

While such a notion might at first hukam seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the exact opposite. However, as mighty as the throne is and all the levels of the hikxm that ascend to it, hukam created object is greater than the Prophet of Islam God bless him and give him peace.

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We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different ap. 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.

The sheikh illxh 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. This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world.

By Guest Author11 Aug 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.

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.

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