Empty your mind of yourself
– Egyptian proverb –
Empty your mind of yourself
– Egyptian proverb –
Sufism is activity,
People count with self-satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak. The caliph `Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said, “take account of yourselves before you are taken account of”.
– Imam al-Ghazali rahimahu Llah –
By dhikr you leave behind heedlessness and forgetfulness, and you keep your heart present with Allah, Almighty and Exalted. The best way to approach His Presence is by reciting the name ‘Allah,’ in the heart or on the tongue, or by reciting any of His Names.
– Sayyiduna Imam Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari rahimahu Llah –
Let your kindness
be like the rain,
that cares not
𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙝 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙝 𝙈𝙪𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝘿𝙚𝙝𝙡𝙫𝙞 (rahimahu Llah) 𝙬𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨:
① Water pours down in such abundance that the filth is completely washed away;
② The sun shines intensely, so much so that all traces of filth are burned away.
Similarly, there are only two ways to attain purification of the heart:
① To engage in so much dhikr that mercy rains down upon one’s heart – to such extents that it eliminates all filth, and cures the diseases of the heart in the same process;
② To remain in the company of a righteous Shaykh and serve him. Then, like the sun, the heart of the Shaykh shines it’s rays upon the heart of the disciple. The resulting blessings then remove all signs of the filth and a person’s heart is rendered pure.
The moment you give bay’ah to a Shaykh, your spiritual rizq is from the Shaykh and his tariqa
~ Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi حفظ الله –
What is the remedy for a homeless heart
except to travel toward the true Home?
Be the soul
Who heals the others wound
When his own heart is broken
A candle of light
When his own soul is
In the depths of darkness
When the heart finds tranquillity from a beloved
Then what is the reason of going to someone else?
Be the moon in somebody’s night,
Be the yusr (ease) in somebody’s usr (hardship)
– unknown –
Perform good deeds between you and God in secret,
and do not allow even your family to know about them.
O people of the villages! Travel! Become good! When water flows, it is freshened. When it stands too long, it goes bad
– Bishr al-Hafi رحمه الله –
Al-Imam al-Shirazi rahimahi Llah once said:
Once, I stayed up the night with my father, while everyone around us remained asleep.
I said to him:
Not a single person got up to even pray two rak’ahs?
It would have been better to sleep, my son, than to speak negatively of others.
‘Umar ibn Abd-Aziz once said:
We lived in a time when we considered righteousness, not in fasting or prayer, but in withholding oneself from speaking poorly of others, for a person who spends his nights praying and days fasting will have his deeds go bankrupt on the Day of Resurrection if he doesn’t protect his tongue.
تملّكتِ الفؤاد بدون علمي، فما أزهى الفؤادَ وأنت فيه
You owned my heart without my permission,
look how beautiful it is while you’re in it.
Let the lover burn with hurt from his beloved,
For every pain from the loved one is pleasure.
The wolf, when he pursues his flock of sheep,
Suffers their dust to be thrown in his eyes
– unknown –
🕐 1: A person accepts Tawhid [belief in the Uniqueness of Allah] in order to seek:
🕑 2: Ilm [knowledge], such that it will help a person attain:
🕒 3: Irfan (recognition), which in turn grants and increases:
🕓 4: Aql [intellect], which makes one:
🕔 5: Wiser [hikmat], which are the characteristics of:
🕕 6: Insan [humans], now a person can begin to have:
🕖 7: Amal [action] on their knowledge, making them:
🕗 8: Adl [equitable], which comes with:
🕘 9: Akhlaq [good character], which brings life and:
🕙 10: Prosperity [imran], which is:
🕚 11: Islam, which in turn, ultimately, leads to:
🕛 12: The Haq (truth).
Sabr is when your heart burns
but you remain silent
If you uproot the heart from God,
tell me: With whom will you place it?
with the people?
who cast you aside when they find no need for you?
– Unknown –
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 –
If you part from us,
may God lead you to beautiful places.
When you come to us,
you are always welcome.
When you go,
do not fear that we will ever forget you.
When you come,
do not feel that we will ever have enough of you.
[al-Sulami, 11th century Sufi]
Do you rebel against Allah when you claim to love Him?
By my life, this is an extraordinary example!
If your love had been true, then you would have obeyed Him
The lover obeys the one he loves
– al-Mahmud ibn al-Hasan al-Warraq (a poet) –
When the seeker is ready,
…. the master appears.
– Sufi Proverb –
Seclusion from people is a sign of affluence
– Sufi saying –
Listen to the scholar with an attentive soul
Even if his action may not appear to agree with his word
The stubborn disagree wrongly:
How can the sleeping wake the asleep?
Man must listen to advice
Even if it is written on a wall
– Shaykh Saadi rahimahu Llah –
Man’s love for the life of this world is shown in the way he greets people.
– Sufyan ath-Thawri (rahimahu Llah) –
A man asked one of the salaf,
How much Qurʾān should we read?
Equivalent to the amount of happiness you’re looking for.
A seeker went to ask a sage for guidance on the Sufi way. The sage counseled,
If you have never trodden the path of love, go away and fall in love; then come back and see us.
– Mevlana Jami rahimahu Llah –
Balaghal ula bikamaalihi
He [Muhammad ﷺ ] reached the highest place by his Perfection.
Kasha fad-dujaa bijamaalihi
He removed darkness by his Beauty.
Hasunat jami’u khisaalihi
Beautiful are all his Attainments
Sallu ‘alayhi wa aalihi
Send blessings to Him and his Family
This quatrain (ruba’i – Poem) was written by Shaykh Saadi Shirazi (rahimahu Llah) and is found in the introduction to his “Gulistan”. This most famous (ruba’i – Poem) written by Shaykh Saadi Shirazi (rahimahu Llah) covering the event of Mir’aj of our Beloved Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). There is a very interesting event behind this ruba’i, when Shaykh Saadi (rahimahu Llah) wrote this ruba’i he was not getting the last line which would complete the ruba’i and because of this he was not satisfied and was worried, what is lacking, why I’m not unable to complete the last line and in these thought he slept, what Shaykh Saadi (rahimahu Llah) saw was unbelievable.
He found himself at the court of our Beloved Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) surrounded by Sahaba Karam (radi Allah ‘anhum). The Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Shaykh Saadi (rahimahu Llah)
what happen why are u worried what has disturb you.
Shaykh Saadi (rahimahu Llah) replied
Ya Rasulullah (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) I have written a ruba’i in Your praise but I am not getting the last line.
The Beloved Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied
Read it here what have u written.
Shaykh Sadi (rahimahu Llah) read the above lines; and got stuck our Beloved Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then completed the ruba’i by saying sallu ‘alayhi wa aalihi (Send blessings to Him and his Family).
Let us choose one another as companions!
Let us sit at each other’s feet!
Inwardly we have many harmonies—think not
That we are only what we see.
– Unknown –
Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge (65:12)
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