Friday, July 31, 2009

Your citizenship is Ahlillah (People of the Lord)


O son, in my posting yesterday on the importance of bay'ah (making a pledge) I mentioned three citizenships: ahlil dunya, ahlil akhira and ahlillah.

Now, here is an advice given by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani for ahlillah (people of the Lord) who need neither this world (dunya) nor the hereafter (akhira).

"O young man! Your interest should not be what you are going to eat and drink, what you will wear, whom you will marry, where you will live and what you will accumulate. All of this is self-interest and ambition. So where is the interest of the heart and the innermost being, which is the quest for the Lord of Truth (Almighty and Glorious is He)? Your interest is what is important to you, so let your interest be Your Lord and that which is His. This world has a recompense, namely the Creator. Whenever you give up something belonging to this transitory life, He creates its equivalent and better in the life to come.

Reckon that all you have left of your life is today and no more. Make ready for the hereafter. Go to meet the arrival of the angel of death. This world is mere froth to the people of the Lord (ahlillah), while the hereafter is to them a pleasant abode. Then when jealousy comes from Allah, it separates them therefrom, and creation is made equivalent to the hereafter, for they need neither this world nor the hereafter."

O son, I will reiterate that the people of Allah (Ahlillah) while they are here in this dunya or when they move on to akhira, all they need is Allah and all they witness is Allah. Shaykh ad-Darqawi had also insisted that all we need is Allah. Now if you do not believe him and if you do not heed Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani's advice for ahlillah, I shall assume that you have, out of ignorance, chosen the second class citizenships. May Allah saves us from ignorance and delivers us to the sacred gatherings of ahlillah under the banner of Rasulullah s.a.w. Ameen Allahumma ameen.
Reference: 'The Sublime Revelation'


  1. salamualeykum wr wb,

    dearest sister..i love you..even though u do not know me..but i love are beautiful..and it is wide spread through this blog..subhanallah.

    with duas,
    zeynab abdullah

  2. Wa'alaykumsalam warahmatullah wabarakatuh
    Dearest Sis Zeynab

    Know that you are beautiful too, to have so much love to give.
    Thank you for your kind words and dua.

    Loving you,

  3. Saalam Al KhamboshiMarch 30, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    Do u have any information about Mansoor Bin Hallaaj & Shams Tabrez ... also do u know the views of Salfis on Tassawwuf

  4. Salam Al Khambooshi,

    To be honest with you, I have not been reading much lately. I just remember browsing some books which quote Al-Hallaj. I do have a book published in India/Pakistan on Ana'l Haqq. I will re-read it and share something with you. But not so soon as I have left the book in my hometown.
    Shams Tabrez - as you know there is not a book on Mawlana Rumi that does not mention his 'sun'. So I have read a bit about Shams. But my memory is not good, so I cannot make an impromptu post/write-up about Shams or any of the Sufis for that matter. I only share/quote on blog when I get emotionally overwhelmed by their wisdom.

    In response to your last question - I neither follow nor spend time reading about any groups who do not appreciate the Sufis.

    I am sorry if I have not answered your questions well to your expectations.

    Thank you for visiting Lisan al-Din.
    May Allah increase us in knowledge.
    Kind regards,