Tāj al-Dīn Abū’l-Faḍl Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm ibn ʿAṭā Allāh al-Iskandarī A modern English translation of Ḥikam by Muhammed Nafih Wafy was Allah willing, Ibn ‘Ata’ Illah’s famous Book of Wisdoms (al-Hikam al-‘Ata’iyya), a classical manual of spiritual development, together with some commentary on. Understand the Plan: A Commentary from the Hikam of Ibn Ata’illah a treasure coming from beneath the throne of God (‘arsh al-Rahman).

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Ibn Ata Allah

While such a notion might at first glance seem fatalistic, these aphorisms point to the exact opposite. Abu Hurayra Allah be well pleased with him heard the Holy Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace say:.

The truth is, we are all in good hands, and we should trust that God acts for our best interests, not against them. Such a belief and notion is a form of liberation from anxiety, stress, and depression, ailments that afflict so many of us in society.

Home ImanWire Understand the Plan: Invocations of the Shadhili Order. But aim to do right” Muslim, 4. However, as mighty as the throne is and all the levels of the heavens that ascend to it, no created object is greater than the Prophet of Islam God bless him and give him peace. As for the words of Allah Most High.

Rather, wherever God placed him, whatever situation he was given, he excelled in the most beautiful of ways and in so doing, left us a roadmap to follow.

One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs. This aphorism does not criticize any of these two modes of living. The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of travelling the spiritual path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since.


The secret of true repentance tawba in the spiritual path is this divine rejoicing it is met with from Allah Most High. All his children, except one, died during his lifetime. Sahih Muslim bi Sharh al-Nawawi. In his life we find how he took each of these conditions and made the best out of them.

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Yet, these things that we seek are all from the dominion of God. While lying there, he suddenly finds hi,am standing beside him, and he seizes its halter, and overjoyed, cries, “O Allah, You are my illxh, and I am your lord,” making a mistake out of sheer joy” Muslim, 4. He has praised beauty and excellence, and He has commanded us to seek these out in whatever mode He has placed us.

Meaning that a pure heart can become a throne of God where He manifests His beauty and Mercy for others to benefit from. The true spiritual path is one of gratitude.

It is atq manifestation that everything that happens to us, everything that we experience throughout our lives is from the all and creative act of God, not a result of our own ability and actions. In the cosmology of Islam, the seven levels of heaven ascend from earth to the throne of God.


We all have different trajectories in our lives and have been given different opportunities. Desiring a life without means while Iplah has placed you in a world of means is a result of hidden desire. Kbn practice of this knowledge, inwardly and outwardly, with heart and limbs, is the spiritual path or tariqa.

Many of us are part of the work force earning a living for our families, or if without families, at least earning a living to support ourselves.

This is the first of a series of articles the interpreter has been asked to write on “traditional Islamic spirituality,” a science that deals with answering this summons, lifting the heart from the narrowness of the self to the limitlessness of the knowledge and love of the Divine. By Tarek Elgawhary Aphorism 2: Despite these various opportunities, we all have the same chance to be excellent and to be ever mindful that God is merciful, kind, and gentle.

We, therefore, become a means for their subsistence and represent a necessary relationship in their lives.

Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

Popular Latest Category Popular in the last 90 days. Never once did he desire to be rich or poor, single or married, a recluse or a statesman. The outward purport of these hadiths [n: Desiring a world of means while God has placed you in a life without the need for means is a result of having low aspirations. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj, and Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi.