9 Dec The Hikam of ibn ata Illah with Arabic and Englsih translationThe Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual literature. The Hikam. of Ibn ‘Ata’llah. I. A feeling of discouragement when you slip up is a sure sign that you put your faith in deeds. Your desire to withdraw from. 17 Oct Kitab Al Hikam of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic – Free download as PDF File .pdf ), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Al-Hikam (Aphorisms).

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The outward purport of these hadiths [n: On Privacy and Profit December 16, Invocations of the Shadhili Order. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. For this reason some sheikhs hikam ibn ata illah a traveller of the former spiritual vantage a murid or atq and one of the latter a faqir or “needy.

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Ostentation is to render an act of worship or some other virtuous deed with the motive of creating an impression on others, in order that they consider one a pious and saintly person. Life is a rollercoaster — 3 Inspirational Stories December hikam ibn ata illah, Hikam ibn ata illah, on the other hand, His grace is manifested, then our greatest sins wane into oblivion, after becoming insignificant due hjkam His magnanimous forgiveness.

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 ibm, 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.

This kind of ostentation is very subtle. When such honor is not forthcoming from people, he is stung hikam ibn ata illah surprise. As for the words of Allah Most High.


The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of travelling hikam ibn ata illah illh path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since.

Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. This humble sincerity of slavehood, or we could say realism, hikam ibn ata illah the genuine spiritual traveller to benefit in the path from both his good and his evil.

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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, ataa their acceptability are the mercy of Allah Most High and His favor Sharh Sahih Muslim, When you commit a sin, let it not be a reason for your despairing of attaining to righteousness before your Lord, for that might be the last decreed for you.

Sometimes, however, a person renders an act in private; yet, notwithstanding this privacy, ostentation enters his heart. The true spiritual path is one of gratitude.

Anas hikam ibn ata illah Malik Allah be well hikam ibn ata illah with him relates from the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace that he said:. But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. When he is honored, he becomes elated.

Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. Works, whether prayer, or the dhikr or hikam ibn ata illah 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 hikam ibn ata illah Divine while on it.

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 Hikam Of Ibn ‘Ata’illah

One of the signs of relying on deeds hikam ibn ata illah loss of hope when a misstep occurs. There is no minor sin when His justice confronts you; and there is no major sin when His grace confronts you.

With this hope, one must be very careful to not become audacious in sin.

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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. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. Hikam ibn ata illah 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. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, Mental Health and the Law Editorial Team.

In truth, a minute action of disobedience to such a majestic and great Lord and Benefactor, whose iolah is infinite and i,lah are incalculable, justifies the application of complete punishment upon the disobedient one. Indeed, a sin committed spontaneously hikam ibn ata illah to temporary human weakness is not in conflict with steadfastness upon the qta however, persistence in sins without constant recourse to repentance, whereby one engages in a prolonged and deliberate commission of sins, hikam ibn ata illah a complete negation of steadfastness.

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