To come and go..

April 16, 2009

I wonder what these people think friendship with God is. 
That God who created the heavens, who created the earth, 
Who made the universe appear~
Is His friendship gained so easily that you come before Him, you talk and you listen?
Do you fancy this is a soup kitchen?
You come in and drink it down?
Then you just leave?

Islam and faith are opposition to caprice. Unbelief is conformity with caprice. When someone gains faith, this means that he has made a covenant not to conform to caprice. This one says, I’m a believer, I’m disgusted with caprice.” But he isn’t. He wants neither to pay the tribute nor to abandon caprice. He says, “I’m a believer,” but he’s not a believer. He says “I’m peace,” but he’s not peace. 

And glorify Him through the long night [76:26]. In other words, when a veil comes between the disciple and the sheikh that is night. When darkness comes upon you, at that time you must glorify Him with seriousness. You must try to make that curtain disappear. The more darkness increases and the more the sheikh becomes disliked by you, the more you must strive in his service. Do not grieve and do not despair if the darkness becomes long, because “through the long night”. When the darkness becomes long, after that the brightness will be long. 

The high places will be earned in the measure of diligence because when the veil has not come, this brings the self’s tasting and light into movement for, whenever someone finds, that is the influence of “I blew into him of My spirit [15:29]. It is that which does the work. For darkness may come in, a veil and an estrangement, such hat he becomes unaware of the state of the companion. The soul begins o take control, and it starts to make interpretations, because it is not able to breathe in the midst of that love and brightness. As long as the soul keeps on interpreting, make yourself a fool, because Most of the folk of the Garden are fools. – {Perceive with your heart, think with your intuition of what is right, don’t use intellect in the sense of overanalyzation, keep your heart clean and your thoughts simple.}

The majority of the denizens of hell are from among these clever people, these philosophers, these knowledgeable people, the ones whom cleverness has become a veil. From everything they imagine, ten more imaginings arise, like the offspring of Gog. 

Sometimes he says, “There is no road.” Sometimes he says, “If there is, it’s long.” Yes, the road is long, but when you go, extreme happiness does not let you see the length of the road. Such is The Garden is surrounded by detestable things. All around the garden of paradise there are fields of brambles. But, the scent, which comes forth in welcome and gives news of the beloveds to the lovers, makes those bramble fields pleasant. If I were to explain the pleasantness of this road, no one could bear it. 

~ Avoiding Caprice, Me & Rumi.

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Think.

April 6, 2009

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(Mt. Hira)

Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazaali (rh) wrote upon meditation, in the sense that it is held superior to dhikr, for in addition to the essence of dhikr, it includes two additionalities, of which 1 is recognition of Allah azawajaal, for which meditation is said to be key, and 2 the love of Allah azawajaal, which is induced by deep thinking. It is this meditation, which the tradition of the Sufi’s call ‘Muraqaabah’, and the virtue of which is narrated in many ahaadith.

Bibi Aisha (rwr) reported that the Prophet (s) had said silent dhikr, which is not heard even by the angels, is rewarded seventy times over. On the Yawmil Qiyaamah, Allah will summon all creation for reckoning, and the recording angels will bring the recorded accounts of all the people, Allah will ask them to verify if there is any more good deed to the credit of a certain individual. THey will submit that they had not omitted anything from his recorded account. Allah will then say, there is yet one good to his credit, which is not known to the angels, and it is his dhikr in silence.

Between the lover and the beloved, there is a code of communication that is not known even to the reporting angels.

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April 6, 2009

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Wilaya

April 5, 2009

To attain Love of Allah, azawajaal ~
Moulay Abd as-Salam said to Abu al-Hasan one day: ‘Beware of people! Purify your tongue from mentioning them, and your heart from acting to please them! Guard your extremities and perform your obligations, and you will attain the Wilaya of Allah. Never mention them, except when the right of Allah upon you demands it, and your piety will be complete. Say: O Allah, preserve me from mentioning them, and from the obstacles they present, and save me from the evil of them, and suffice me with Your goodness over theirs, and distinguish me from among them, indeed You are capable of all things!”

When a righteous servant of Allah asks his Lord to distinguish him from amongst the people, he is not asking for palaces, wealth, or fame. Rather, he asks for the opposite; for utter freedom from the needs of this world. When the righteous slave of Allah seeks refuge with Him from the people, and their mention, he does not do so out of hatred for them, nor disdain for them, nor arrogance. He does not feel himself to be better than them, and so seek refuge from their evil. Rather, he seeks from Allah to place him in such a state that his heart is free of need for anything of the creation, and to rid his ego from the need to constantly please people and have a good reputation amongst them, even at the expense of seeking the pleasure of Allah. The Friend of Allah does not hate people, nor does he harbour ill will toward them; indeed, he does not see them at all. When a lover beholds his beloved, if the whole of the world and its delights were to be paraded before him, his gaze would not fall upon it even for the blinking of an eye. Such is it with those who love Allah.

Rahman

April 1, 2009

Beautiful Surah Ar-Rahman ~

It washes the stress of the consciousness immediately, with the touch and expansion of the heart!