Sunday, May 22, 2011

Who do you love?


Hibb tabi'i (the natural love) is that "which desires to possess and seeks the satisfaction of its own desires without concern for the satisfaction of the Beloved."
"And that, alas, is how most people understand love today."
- said Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi.

He further said in his magnum opus Futuhhat Makkiyah, we quote from the book Alone with the Alone:
"And if you love a being for his beauty, you love none other than God, for He is the beautiful being. Thus in all its aspects the object of love is God alone..."

So know who you really love!


  1. assalamualaikum

    I wish to share these, allow me
    Last Saturday I learnt 2 very precious things from Habib Abd Rahman .I was very lucky to see his face all smiling, masya allah
    1-We must always be in a state of asking forgiveness from Allah no matter what.

    2-After every amal ask Allah for acceptance just like what Saidina Ibrahim alaihissalam did after finishing building the Kaabah : Robbana Ta kobbal minna, inna ka antas sami il alim.

  2. Wa'alaykumsalam warahmatullah,
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    Keep them coming, InshaAllah.