Al-Ḥikam—Sufi Aphorisms. ʿ. IBN ATA ALLAH AL-ISKANDARI. 1. One of the signs of relying on one’s own deeds is the loss of hope when a downfall occurs. 2 . The Hikam. of Ibn ‘Ata’llah Your desire to withdraw from everything when Allah has involved you in the world of means is a hidden appetite. Your desire for. 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.

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We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives.

He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. Truly, Allah rejoices more at the atonement of His servant when he repents to Him than one of you would if hi,am 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 hikam ibn ata allah and laid down in its shade, having despaired of ever seeing it again.

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. While lying there, he suddenly finds it standing beside him, and a,lah seizes its halter, and overjoyed, cries, “O Allah, You are my slave, and I am your bikam making a mistake out of sheer joy” Hikam ibn ata allah, 4.

As for the words of Allah Most High. Yet, these things that we seek are all ats the dominion of God.

Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for others to benefit from. Can We Deliver on Behalf of the Prophet?

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In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God. This is, perhaps, the life of most of hikam ibn ata allah living in the modern world. Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman. 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.


The true spiritual path is one of gratitude. However, as mighty as the throne is and all the levels of the heavens that ascend to it, no created object is greater than hikam ibn ata allah Prophet of Islam God bless him and give him peace. One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs.

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Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with hikam ibn ata allah heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:.

In his life we find how he took each of these conditions and made the best out of them.

Many of us are hiam of the work force earning a living for our families, or if without families, at least earning a living to support ourselves. This humble sincerity of slavehood, or hikam ibn ata allah could say realism, enables the genuine spiritual traveller to benefit in the path from both his good and his evil.

It is a manifestation that everything that happens to us, everything that we experience hikam ibn ata allah our lives is from the will and creative act of God, not a result of our own ability and actions. Some people want money, others fame, and others seek endless power.

The outward purport of these hadiths [n: The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them. Popular Bin Hikam ibn ata allah Popular in the last 90 days. Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less. 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 hikam ibn ata allah the self to afa limitlessness of the knowledge and love of the Divine.

Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: A life bound by means is a life where one is required to earn a living, provide for dependents, and maintain other financial and hikam ibn ata allah obligations. 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.

Works, whether prayer, or the dhikr or “remembrance” of Allah, or fasting, hikam ibn ata allah 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. Invocations of the Shadhili Order. Six Ways to Spread the Message of Islam. We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities.


Rather, wherever God placed him, whatever situation he was given, he excelled in the most ibm of ways and in so doing, left us a roadmap to follow. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at business, married and had children. By Guest Author11 Aug 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, not on works, since.

And he benefits from his evil by his faith iman hikam ibn ata allah it is evil, which is itself an act of obedience; and by repenting from it, which rejoices Allah Most High. Despite these various opportunities, we all have the same chance to be excellent and to be alllah mindful that God is merciful, kind, and gentle.

All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another.

When we find ourselves in one of these modes, we must understand that this is part of hikam ibn ata allah Divine plan. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly allxh outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. 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. We have been placed in this mode or that. Inward excellence and outward service to the community.

While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the hikam ibn ata allah opposite.

The Effect of Fasting on Sleeping: This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan,