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Enough reward

Shaykh Ibn ‘Ata’llah says in his Hikam:

“It is enough reward for an action that He considered you worthy of performing it.”

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يقول سيدي ابن عطاء الله السكندري : لا تترك الذكر لعدم حضورك مع الله فيه فغفلتك عن وجود ذكره أشد من غفلتك مع وجود ذكره . فعسى أن ينقلك من ذكر مع وجود غفلة إلى ذكر مع وجود يقظة ومن ذكر مع وجود يقظة إلى ذكر مع وجود حضور ومن ذكر مع وجود حضور إلى ذكر مع غيبة عما سوى المذكور وما ذلك على الله بعزيز

Do not leave the remembrance because of your lack of presence of heart with Allah therein, because your heedlessness of the remembrance of Allah is more harmful than your heedlessness during the remembrance of Allah. It may well be that He take you from remembrance in which there is heedlessness (ghaflah) to remembrance in which there is consciousness (yaqadhah); and from remembrance in which there is consciousness to remembrance in which there is presence of heart (hudoor); and from remembrance in which there is presence of heart to remembrance in which there is obliviousness to all but the One Remembered, “And that is not difficult for Allah.”

– The Hikam of Ibn Atallah

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The real journey


The real journey is when the world’s dimension is rolled away from you so that you see the Hereafter closer to you than yourself.
-Ibn Ata’Allah

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Do not become so overwhelmed by your wrong action,
that it stops you thinking well of Allah.
Whoever has gnosis of his Lord,
finds that his wrong action is insignificant beside His generosity
– Hikam of Ibn Atallah

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The army of the heart is light. The army of the lower self is
darkness. When Allah wishes to help His slave, He reinforces him
with the armies of light and cuts off the reinforcements of darkness
and otherness.

– The Hikam Ibn Atallah

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“My god
how gentle you are with me
in spite of my great ignorance
and how merciful You are with me
in spite of my ugly deeds”

(Ibn Ata’Allah)

014.034 And He giveth you of all that ye ask for. But if ye count the favours of God, never will ye be able to number them. And ‘If ye give thanks I will surely give you increase”

Giving Thanks in Taqleef

“None is sincere in his love of God, unless he patiently endures the blows of his lord”

(Maulana Jalludin Rumi)

Rumi defines and highlights the Sufi path as a test. The purpose of the discipline and the ensuring of rough treatment purposed to being similar to that of ‘gold being bought to the boil and bringing the s cum to the top’

So in the eye and understanding of the travellers of this world, everything is good. Whether it is poverty or wealth, whether it is a state of suffering or ease.

There is a famous instance of three Sufi masters visiting Rabia Al Adawiyya when she fell ill. It is related that Hasan Basri, Malik Dinar, and Shaqiq Balkhi, God Most High have mercy on them, went to visit Rabi’a, God have mercy upon her. The conversation turned to the question of sincerity as they attempted to offer her solace

Hasan said, “None is sincere is his claim to love God, unless he patiently endures the blows of his Lord”

Rabi’a said, “This talk stinks of egoism.”

Shaqiq attempting to elevate the answer and defintion said, “None is sincere is his claim to love God unless he is not grateful for the blows of his master.”

Rabi’a said, “We need something better than this.”

Malik Dinar said, “None is sincere is his claim to love God unless he does not delight in the blows of his master.”

Rabi’a said, “We need something better than this.”

They said, “Now you speak.”

Rabi’a said, “No one is sincere in his claim to love God, unless he forgets the blows in beholding his lord

From enduring
To giving thanks
To delighting
To forgetting the tribulation in your love for Allah

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He made the Hereafter an abode to reward his believing servants only because this world cannot contain what He wishes to bestow upon them and because He deemed their worth too high to reward them in a world without permanence.
-Ibn Ata’Allah

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