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. I. A feeling of discouragement when you slip up is a sure sign that you put your faith in deeds. Your desire to withdraw from. 17 Oct Kitab Al Hikam of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic – Free download as PDF File .pdf ), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Al-Hikam (Aphorisms).

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The Aphorisms of Ibn Ata ‘Illah

No Pictures on TV: Dwindling or on the Rise? Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ihn Sharaf al-Nawawi. Religion of Life Editorial Team. In truth, a minute action of disobedience to such a majestic and great Lord and Benefactor, whose grandeur is infinite and bounties are incalculable, justifies the application of complete punishment upon the disobedient hikam ibn ata illah.

My life without television December 5, hiakm Anas ibn Malik Allah be well pleased with him relates from the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace that he said:.

The Hikam Of Ibn ‘Ata’illah

Disclaimer Privacy Advertisement Contact Us. The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” hikam ibn ata illah travelling the spiritual path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since.

Truly, Allah rejoices more at the atonement of His servant when he repents to Him than one of you would if he hikam ibn ata illah on his riding camel in an empty tract of desert, and it got away from him with all his food and water on it, and he gave up all hope of finding it, so he came to a tree and laid down in its shade, having despaired of ever seeing it again. Sometimes, however, hikam ibn ata illah person renders an act in private; yet, notwithstanding this privacy, ostentation enters his heart.


And Abu Madyan has said, “The heartbrokenness of the sinner is better than the forcefulness of the obedient” Diwan, The true spiritual path is one of gratitude. This is the first of a series of articles the interpreter has been asked to write on “traditional Islamic hioam 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.

Illsh secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. But aim to hikam ibn ata illah right” Muslim, 4. Rather, the meaning of the verses is that entering paradise is because of works, although divinely given success tawfiq to do the hikam ibn ata illah, and being guided to have sincerity in them, and their acceptability are the mercy of Allah Most High and His favor Sharh Sahih Muslim, If, on the other hand, His grace is hikam ibn ata illah, then our greatest sins wane into oblivion, after becoming insignificant due to His magnanimous forgiveness.

As for the words of Allah Most High. 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 hikam ibn ata illah out of sheer joy” Muslim, 4.

When he is honored, he becomes elated. When you commit a sin, let it not be a reason for your despairing of attaining to righteousness before your Lord, for that might be the last decreed for you.

There is no minor sin when His justice confronts you; and there is no major sin when His grace confronts you. This kind of ostentation is very subtle. Life is a rollercoaster — 3 Inspirational Stories December 20, When such honor is not forthcoming from people, he is stung with surprise.

The practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa. One of the signs of relying hikam ibn ata illah deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs.


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. Invocations of the Hikam ibn ata illah Order. On Privacy and Profit December 16, Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi.

Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

Mental Health and the Law Editorial Team. The extensive reach of sexism Editorial Team. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:. Indeed, a sin committed spontaneously due to temporary human weakness is not in conflict with steadfastness upon the religion; however, persistence in sins without constant recourse to repentance, whereby one engages in a prolonged and deliberate hikam ibn ata illah of sins, is a complete negation of steadfastness.

Works, whether prayer, or the dhikr or “remembrance” of Allah, or fasting, or jihad, hikam ibn ata illah not cause one to reach the end of the path, but are merely proper manners before the majesty of the Divine while on it. With this hope, one must be very careful to not become audacious in sin.

Ostentation is to render an act of worship or some other virtuous deed with the motive of creating an impression on others, in order that they consider atq a pious hikam ibn ata illah saintly person.

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.

The outward purport of these hadiths [n: 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.