Saturday, August 20, 2011

20th Ramadhan 1432H


While we strive to be alone with The Alone this last 10 days of Ramadhan, we would like to draw from His strengths so that we are able to inwardly isolate ourselves from creatures. Though we may be mingling in public, may with His strengths, our heart is able to prostrate to Him continuously for it is with Him that we stand, we walk, we sit and we lie down. To know that while we may lapse in our remembrance of Him, He is always with us and never apart. May with the blessings of the one He loves, Muhammad Al Mustafa, everything good will come to us from all directions. Ameen.

"The believer who is truly convinced (muqin) and experienced ('arif) is in isolation from creatures with his heart, his innermost being (sirr) and his spiritual content (ma'na). He reaches a state where he is incapable of either shielding his own self from harm or procuring benefit for it. He becomes prostrate before the Lord of Truth (Almighty and Glorious is He), retaining no power or strength of his own. Then when he is genuinely at this stage, good comes to him from all directions."
- Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani

Credit: Al Baz Publishing

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