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Archive for the category “Shaykh Ibn Ata Allah Iskandari”

Islamic Quotations: Turning to Allah…

Turning to Allah at the start of a task is a sign of its successful conclusion.
Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

Islamic Quotations: One sign that the heart…

One sign that the heart has died is not regretting advantages one has missed while feeling nothing for one’s evil deeds.
Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

Islamic Quotations: He made the Hereafter…

He made the Hereafter an abode to reward His believing servants only because this world cannot contain what He wishes to bestow upon them and because He deemed their worth too high to reward them in a world without permanence. – Ibn Ata’llah

Islamic Quotations for Thought: If the forms of phenomenal beings are embedded in the mirror of the heart…

If the forms of phenomenal beings are embedded in the mirror of the heart, how can it be illuminated? If it is fettered by its appetites, how can it travel to Allah? If it is not purified of the great impurity of its heedlessness, how can it aspire to enter the presence of Allah? If it has not turned away in regret from its lapses, how can it hope to grasp the subtleties of secret knowledge?- Ibn Ata’llah

Islamic Quotations: So long as you are close to that which is not Allah…

So long as you are close to that which is not Allah, you will always be troubled and sorrowful, ascribing partners to Him, and unable to escape the burden of your sins.
‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani?

True humility is born of witnessing His greatness and the manifestation of His Names.
Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

Those who belittle and mock His servants do not know Allah. Those who love the Creator also love those formed by His artistry.
Aisha (ra)

Islamic Quotations: Allah gave you this world so that you may seek the Hereafter…

Do not ask someone to meet a need that God can meet. How can such a person give you what He does not? How can one who is unable to meet one’s own needs meet those of another?
Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

Allah gave you this world so that you may seek the Hereafter with it, not for you to desire it.
Uthman (ra)

Do not fall into despair if blessings come late, even though you keep asking for them, because Allah has promised to heed prayers. Yet the wish to be granted will be granted because He wishes it for you, not because you wish it for yourself.
Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

Islamic Quotations:Believers are like pearls…

True humility is born of witnessing His greatness and the manifestation of His Names.
Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

Believers are like pearls. Wherever they may be, they are beautiful there
Maliq ibn Dinar

O Allah, make my silence reflection. May I learn when I look. Make my tongue repeat Your Names. May I always remember You.
Talha ibn Musarrif

Islamic Quotations for Thought: The saying “The heart is the abode of Allah” …

The saying “The heart is the abode of Allah” means that the servant must place only what Allah loves in his heart and must keep all that He condemns out of his heart. – Abu’l Hassan Ali ibn Vafa (ra)

Do not ask someone to meet a need that God can meet. How can such a person give you what He does not? How can one who is unable to meet one’s own needs meet those of another? – Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

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