Friday, August 26, 2011

26th Ramadhan 1432H


"Whenever someone has come to know Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala by experience, everything apart from Him seems trivial in his sight. Miserliness is from the self, and the self (nafs) of one who knows from real experience ('arif) is dead in comparison with the selves of ordinary people. It is tranquil (mutma'inna), trusting in the promise (wa'd) of the Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, fearful of His threat (wa'id).

O Allah, grant us the blessings you have bestowed upon your people, and
Give us  in this world good, and good in the hereafter, and guard us against the torment of the fire. (Quran 2:201)
- Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani
in Fath Ar Rabbani/The Sublime Revelation
Credit: Al Baz Publishing

May Allah make us have the experience of those who are 'arif. Make us tranquil. Make us hopeful of His mercy. Make us fearful of His threats. May this become the fruit of our Ramadhan though our worship may not be at par with the 'ariffin. We depend upon Allah's generous bounties for He gives to whoever He wills.

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