Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, reminders, Scholars, Ya Rabb

…maxims…

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…He who is illuminated at the beginning is illuminated at the end…            Madinah miscellaneous3

…Your being on the lookout for the vices (al-uyub) hidden within you is better than you being on the lookout for the invisible realities (al-ghuyub) veiled from you…

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…Appeal to no one but Him to relieve you of a pressing need that He Himself has brought upon you. For how can someone else remove what He has imposed? And how can he who is unable to free himself of a pressing need free anyone else of one?…

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…A sign of the heart’s death is the absence of sadness over the acts of obedience that you have neglected and the abandonment of regret over the mistakes that you have made…

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…Let not obedience make you joyous because it comes from you, but rather be joyous over it because it comes from Allah Ta’ala to you.

Say: In the grace of Allah and in His mercy, in that they should rejoice. It is better than that which they hoard. (10:58)

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…The best that you can seek from Him is that which He seeks from you…

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…If you want to know your standing with Him, look at where He has made you abide now…

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…Whoever finds the fruit of his deeds (thamarat ‘amalihi) coming quickly (‘ajil) has proof of the existence of acceptance (al-qabul)…

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…When He gives you obedience (at-ta’a) making you unaware of it because of Him, then know that He has showered you liberally with His graces both inwardly and outwardly…

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…One of the signs of delusion is sadness over the loss of obedience coupled with the absence of resolve to bring it back to life…

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…Sometime He gives while depriving you, and sometimes He deprives you in giving…

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…When He loosens your tongue with a request, then know that He wants to give you something…

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…Among the signs of success at the end is turning to Allah Ta’ala at the beginning…

Source: Sufi Aphorisms, Kitab al Hikam, ibn ‘ata’illah Rahmatullahi alaihi.

…Ya Rabb, may these gems of wisdom truly pierce hearts…

AMEEN

All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

5 Comments

  • Yasmin Reply
    May 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Jazakallah khair for sharing these very interesting and beautiful photos with us!

    • almiskenah Reply
      May 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Sister Yasmin,
      happy for your appreciation re the photos…Insha’Allah the gems of wisdom from this awesome scholar affects your heart more so 🙂 Their application seems universal and much needed for us to actualize in these times of fitan. May Allah Ta’ala’s Hidayah spread rapidly across the globe, Ameen.
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Asiyah Reply
    June 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatulla
    Dear Aunty,
    Just wanted to say a big Jazakallahu Khairan for sharing these very needed gems..!

    Much love and dua
    Wassalaam.

    • almiskenah Reply
      June 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dearest Bint Asiyah,
      as they are first and foremost reminder to me then it is a pleasure. And such pleasures out weight worldly ones eh?
      Wassalamu alaikum

  • Asiyah Reply
    June 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Yes, they do.. Last forever!..(in this world)

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