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).
|Published (Last):||9 October 2004|
|PDF File Size:||1.71 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||18.24 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
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.
He has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek jbn out in whatever mode He has placed us. Invocations of the Shadhili Order. We have been placed in this mode or that.
We, therefore, become a xl for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives. 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.
Al-Hikam (Aphorisms) | The Matheson Trust
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. 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.
Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days.
Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less. Truly, Allah rejoices more at the atonement of His servant when he repents to Him than one of you would if he were illaah 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.
When we find ourselves all one of these modes, we must understand that this is part of the Divine plan. God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another. We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. 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.
The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them.
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. Desiring a ib without means while God has placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire. The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of travelling the hi,am path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since.
Ibn Ata Allah – Wikipedia
This is the aha 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. This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes ibh living.
And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, aga Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: But aim to do right” Muslim, 4.
Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide. This humble sincerity of slavehood, or we could say realism, enables the genuine spiritual traveller to benefit in the path from both his good ao his evil.
Some people lilah money, others fame, and others seek endless power. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: 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, Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God.
Ibn Ata Allah
By Tarek Elgawhary Aphorism 2: 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.
This is, perhaps, the life of most of us ibh in the modern world.
The true illlah path is one of gratitude. Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa.
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.