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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Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society.

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

Some people want money, others fame, and others seek endless power. 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.

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 of the self to the limitlessness of the knowledge and love of the Divine. And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of hikaam obedient” Diwan, The true spiritual path is one of gratitude.

One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs. This could be a temporary situation in most cases or a permanent condition. 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.


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 hika of the Divine while on it. When we find ourselves in one of these modes, we must understand that this is part of the Divine plan. For this reason some sheikhs nikam a traveller of the former spiritual vantage a murid or “desirer,” and one of the latter a faqir or “needy.

Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for jllah to benefit from. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. Desiring a life without means while God hikzm placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire.

He has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in whatever mode He has placed us. 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, 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.

Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days. In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God.

By Guest Author11 Aug In his life we find how he took each of these conditions and made the best out of them. The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa.


Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives.

While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the iibn opposite. This is, perhaps, the life of most of us living in the modern world. He was born an orphan, lived poor, but became successful at ilah, married and had children.

Ibn Ata Allah

Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. Inward excellence and outward service to the community.

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.

Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities.

As for the words of Allah Most High. 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. The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them.