Monday, July 19, 2010

Pearls of wisdom 265

1. You are commanded to discipline and train your lower self, and to use it to carry you along the path of safety, the way of the hereafter and of obedience to your Lord.

2. When someone relates to his Lord with honesty and sincerity, he feels aversion for all besides Him by night and by day.

3. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must cultivate patience and contentment.

4. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must give up complaining to people, and submit his needs to his Lord.

5. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must practice obedience to his Lord, and wait for happiness to come from Him.

6. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must know that His deprivation is actually a gift, and His punishment a blessing.

7. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must know that His trial is a remedy, His promise is ready cash, His word is a deed, and His will a state of being.

8. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must know that all His deeds are good and wise and beneficial, although He keeps knowledge of the benefits concealed from His servants and reserves it to Himself alone.

9. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must know that it is most fitting and proper for His servants to be in a state of contentment and submission, to be dedicated to servant hood by fulfilling commandments, observing prohibitions, and submitting to the decree destiny.

10. Anyone who wishes for safety in this world and the hereafter must abandon preoccupation and combat with Lordship, be silent on questions of why and how and when, and to give up suspicion of the Lord of Truth in all his phases of movement and repose. [Above quotes by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Salam Sister

I have been a regular visiter on your blog for a couple of years now. I recently acquired hold of your your Arabic book, it is a delight. I only wish I lived in the US to taught from you. May Allah swt bless you this Shaban and Ramadan,

Sara سارة said...

Assalaam Alaikum sister,

May Allah (SWT) reward for your dissemination in beautiful knowledge. I check your blog whenever I see an update. =)

I also read your interview on the Productive Muslim website recently and am very impressed! MashaAllah, becoming a Hafiza at the age of 37 is an accomplishment indeed! Your example has inspired myself, as well as many others I'm sure.