The Hikam of ibn ata Illah with Arabic and Englsih translationThe Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual literature. Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on the Kitab al-hikam by Ahmed Ibn Ata Allah Al- Iskandari, offers a glimpse into the Aphorisms (observations of general truth). 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

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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, and their acceptability are the mercy of Allah Most High and His favor Sharh Sahih Muslim, The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High.

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. 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.

Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman. However, as mighty as the throne is and all the levels of the heavens that ascend to it, no created object is greater than the Prophet of Islam God bless him and give him peace. Invocations of the Shadhili Order.


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

Rather, wherever God placed him, whatever situation he was given, he excelled in the most hiksm of ways and in so doing, left us a roadmap to follow. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi.

We have been placed in this mode or that. Atta Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the exact opposite. Inward excellence and outward service to the community.

This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world.

Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society. Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God.

Some people want money, others fame, and others seek endless aata. He was a father, a husband, a judge, a commander-in-chief, as well as a spiritual guide. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, This could be a temporary situation in most cases or a permanent condition.

The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab lbn “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.


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.

Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for others to benefit from.

Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living.

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. By Guest Author11 Aug The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, illh against them.

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 ibm.

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