Thursday, January 20, 2011

The scents of the chieftain of the saints


Alhamdulillah, we are inspired to keep quoting the sayings of Ghawth Al-Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani when we received the blessings from Brother Ruslan Moore, the founder of Al-Baz Publishing, the one responsible to get Brother Muhtar Holland into translating plenty of Al-Jilani's works. Brother Ruslan said: "It was always my wish that these translations would spread and spread and spread and find their homes with those who would benefit from them."

But we must admit that as much as we are drawn to reading Al-Jilani's words, starting from Jila' al Khawatir/The Removal of Cares and Al Fath Ar Rabbani/The Sublime Revelation, we keep feeling terrified by the Shaykh's stern words. We are extremely afraid of any traces of hypocrisy in us while we deal with such lofty spiritual subjects.

On a personal level, we were first introduced to the venerable name Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani when we were in our early teens. So we learned about extraordinary beings who are alive among us though they have passed away long ago. And our hearts got acquainted with things that are unseen but felt in the heart. Wallahu a'lam.

May, by the barakah of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani, we will gain much benefit from his warnings, advice, teachings and inspirations. Bi-iznillah.
p/s Sis Nafisah - thanks, your feedback has encouraged us to craft this entry.

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