IV, No. In his youth he set out for travelling. In Egypt he joined the circle of Shaykh Ruzbahan Misri and attended his lectures and sermons. The teacher, impressed by the intelligence and purity of heart of his disciple, loved him as his own son and later married his daughter to him.

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Gardajin On the one hand a slave who has control of nothing, and on the other hand one on whom We have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spends them secretly and openly. Therefore, it is for the seeker of Haqq to transform his unworthy conduct into a praiseworthy one, because every praiseworthy conduct is considered to be a means of nearness to the Lord. This is his Diwan, the best of his Qaseedas. O slave of God, know that God, the Exalted, created man only in order to enable his heart or spirit to make the journey towards Him and to attain communion with Him, and to observe His Glory and Beauty, which is the ultimate end of all purposes and goals and the end of all bounties and gifts.

His desire for the earthly life is so powerful thatit makes him neglect, deny the Hereafter until be does not believe in it,or he believes but do not strive for it, firstly, he is an infidel and willstay in Hell forever, al-mrid secondly, will have strayed and is anotherloser. However, I do feel that Ishould forward a few points [fasal], short and simple, on the mannersand the way in which a student seeker threads the path to Allah, theExalted, with some brief uncomplicated statements.

Skip to main content. It is He Who will be your friend in the terrors of the grave. Every day of your life is equal to a parsang. The other is a physical journey in the vast earth of God. But beings other than God possess a beauty and perfection that is limited, reckonable, accidental, finite and mortal. That is, faith [Iman]and devotion, and the annihilation of all formalities, customs and habits. In both the cases, they attributed all that happened to the Lord.

Hence it is required of a salik not to raise any objection against His will. From the obscurity of despair and distrust suouk the light of hope and trust, from the shadows of wrath and anger to the light of patience and tolerance, from the darkness of impatience and anxiety while facing adversity and calamity to the light of patience and unconditional surrender to the bitterness of fate, from the darkness of negligence to the light of al-murrid and remembrance, from the darkness of suluuk and waywardness to the light of resignation and humility, from the darkness of dependence on worldly means to the light of submission to the will of the Lord of all lords, and from the darkness of slavery of lust and sensuality to the light of obedience to the exalted Creator.

It is up to Him whether He honours or disgraces His slave, breathes life in him or kills him, causes sickness or bestows health on him, makes him rich or poor. Al-murrid fifth principle is rida acquiescencei. Therefore, it is necessary for a servant of God to have good faith in God or a favourable opinion of Him. Neither did the bounties enjoyed by the former blur his vision of the Provider, nor the hardship and tribulations of the latter veil his sight from seeing the hand of their Sender.

And He has assigned special stations to the hearts of the elect. After some time the young farer of the Sufi path salik resumed his journey and benefited from the leading shaykh of every city.

Every desire takes one away from God. Then I advise that, 0 dear student seeker who wish to presenthimself before the Lord; you should know, indeed, that when you askme for advice in relation to the path that you are auluk, I feel at sdab there is nothing ready for presentation.

The sixth principle is that the salik should not busy himself with a medley of supplications, remembrances adhkar, pl. He likes to remain unknown al-murud hidden. When he is given, he is thankful.

Then I created the creation, so that I may be known. Adab Suluk Al-Murid He is like a soil on which all kinds of filth is thrown on itbut out of which grow beautiful things.

For God, the Exalted, is closer to a person than his own jugular vein. Whoever hopes to meet God should know that the time of the meeting will come. No one possesses beauty which is his own in the world except God. Love is the fruit of the knowledge of the Beautiful Names of God. He does not repay harm with harm nor does he shun thosewho shun him. When he continues in this dhikr, it is transformed from human dhikr into celestial and holy qudsi dhikr.

Verily, every deed depends on its intentions, each man receivesaccording to what he intended. And you should know that God, the Exalted, by leis perfect Might and Wisdom has destined two journeys for the Children of Adam. Related Posts.



Central Library of the Tehran University. One of them is involuntary qahriand the other one is voluntary ikhtiyari. Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring His desire for the earthly life is so powerful thatit makes him neglect, deny the Hereafter until be does not believe in it,or he believes but do not strive for it, firstly, he is an infidel and willstay in Hell forever, then secondly, will have strayed and is anotherloser. He dislikes prominence and fame.


Kitab Risalah Adab Suluk al-Murid – Karangan Sayyid ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Haddad

After this stage, the dhakir doer of dhikr loses his identity and is submerged within the object dhikr. So a slave has nothing to do with freedom, for freedom suits those who are free. He finds aversion in mixing with people. He should consider himself as being watched by God, as He has said:. One is a spiritual journey towards God Haqq through removal of the veils of negligence and the veils of sulhk and darkness. For, in the same way as God is attributed with the qualities of generosity and mercifulness, He is attributed with wrathfulness and power as well.


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