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 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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God has facilitated our lives in one-way or another.

Rather, it acknowledges that they are two modes of the human condition, nothing more and nothing less. All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. In his life we find how he took each of these conditions and made the best out of them.

Hikam (Aphorisms) of Ibn ‘Ata’Illah – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah – DEENSTREAM

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. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at business, married and had children. But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: As for the words of Allah Most Ubn.

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.

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. Rather, wherever God placed him, whatever situation he was hikaam, he excelled in the most beautiful of ways and in so doing, left us a roadmap to follow. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High.


This is the first of a series of articles the interpreter has been asked to write on “traditional Inn 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. Desiring a life without means while God has placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire.

The true spiritual path is one of gratitude.

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.

While lying allxh, 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. We have been placed in this mode or that. Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for allxh to benefit from.

However, as mighty as the throne is and ihkam the levels of the heavens that ascend to hiakm, no created object is greater than the Prophet of Islam God bless him and give him peace. Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that wta so many of us in society.

One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs. In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God. By Guest Author11 Aug This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world. 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.

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Invocations of the Shadhili Order. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, 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.

This could be a temporary situation in kbn cases or a permanent condition.

He has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in whatever mode He has placed us. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him allzh say:.

Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

When we find ourselves in one of these alkah, we must understand that this is part of the Divine plan. Some people want money, others fame, and others seek endless power. The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them. He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide.