Engrossed is one…

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The lover is completely engrossed in adoring the Beloved ﷺ

— Ibn ‘Aṭā’illāh rahimahu Llah –

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Truth

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Submit to the Truth, and it will be with you.  Against it, you will never prosper – and if you try to manipulate it, you only ruin yourself. O Allah, accept us and turn towards us with Your Mercy!

Why me!

‎Allah never throws you deeper than you can go. He throws you from such a height were He Knows yes you may fall, gain a few scratches, and open wounds, but He also Know how much sabr, tolerance and will power you have to stand back up. Yes we all complain, moan and cry saying ‘Why Me!’ but why do we forget this life is a test; Allah is making you, not breaking you. He is by your side, He is  your guiding light…

– Unknown –

Do not despair

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If in spite of intense supplication,
there is delay in the timing of the Gift,
let that not be the cause for your despairing.
For He has guaranteed you a response in what He chooses for you,
not in what you choose for yourself,
and at the time He desires, not the time you desire.

– Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari rahimahu Llah –

Sufism is not…

‎Sufism is not wearing a robe that you patch
And it is not the shedding of tears when the singers sing
It is not crying out, nor dancing, nor musical entertainment
And it is not swooning as if you had become possessed
Sufism is rather your serenity, without distress
And following the truth of the Qur’an and the religion.

-Shaykh al-Islam al-Hujjah Ibrahim bin Abdullah Niasse (rahimahu Llah)
quoting in his magnum opus Kashif al-Ilbas –

Weep

Weep like the waterwheel,
that green herbs may spring up from the courtyard of your soul.
If you wish for tears, have mercy on one who sheds tears;
if you wish mercy, show mercy to the weak.

– Mevlana Rumi rahimahu Llah –

Do ‘they’ exist though in reality?

“Someone asked: ‘What is a lover?’ I answered: ‘You will know when you become like us.’ True love cannot be measured, which is why it is said to be an attribute of God in reality, and applicable to the slave only metaphorically. ‘He loves them’ – this is the totality; ‘and they love Him’ [Qurʾān 5:54] – do ‘they’ exist though in reality?”

[Mathnawi]