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Do you not see that Shibli said: Fear God and perform thy obligations to Him better than this. It is a well-known story that one day he fell into a pit. That which thou art commanded to do viz, to take my life will not escape thee, but that which I am commanded to do viz, to kasyf the evening prayer will escape me: He is the author of lofty sayings and praiseworthy compositions. The fruit of satisfaction is pure knowledge of God, and the result of piety is excellence of moral character, and the end of abstinence is equilibrium of constitution.

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Worldly wealth holds them back from the path of quietism rida. On being asked why he honoured one of these eminent divines but refused to admit the other to his presence, he replied that Muhammad ibn al-Hasan had become a theologian after being rich and wealthy, and theology was the cause of his religious advancement and worldly abasement, whereas Abu Yusuf had become a theologian after being poor and despised, and had made theology the means of gaining wealth and power.

At first he was a usurer and committed all sorts of wickedness, but God gave him a sincere repentance, and he learned hujwirl Hasan something of the theory and practice of religion. Ali Hujwiri Having been expelled from Balkh by fanatics on account of his love of Sufism, he majhub to Samarqand, where he passed his life. The same doctrine is held by a sect of heretics who are connected with Sufiism. He is placed by the Sufi Shaykhs at the head of those who v.

They are all titles, there is no mention of my name. Sinn 1 to interpret 1 A well-known divine, who died in no A. All is impossible that anyone should fall into error through practising either of them. When the person came near he perceived that it was an old woman carrying a staff fukkdza 1and wearing a woollen tunic jubbd.

These explana tions of the true meaning of Sufiism are hujwifi from satisfying the requirements of etymology, although each of them is supported by many subtle arguments.

It is written among the genuine Traditions, and is well known to scholars, that when Abu Bakr prayed at night he used to recite the Koran in a low voice, whereas Umar used to recite in a loud voice. You cannot endure their blows. Ksahf is the most substantial and in-depth book on Sufism I have ever read.

They relate that a leading man in Basra went to his garden. To Sufis the meaning of Sufiism is clearer akshf the sun and does not need any explanation or indication. The inhabitants of Merv welcomed him on account of his amiable disposition — for he was a virtuous man — and listened to his sayings; and he passed his life there. The Sufi Shaykhs differ in opinion as to whether poverty or kasshf is superior, both being regarded as human attributes ; for true wealth gliina] belongs to God, who is perfect in all His attributes.

He consorted with Junayd, Ruwaym, Yusuf ibn al-Husayn, and Muhammad ibn Fadl al-Balkhi, and no Shaykh ever derived as much spiritual advantage from his directors as he did. The friends of God live by means of His secret bounties. Junayd and Shibli and Jurayri and Husri. Sincerity bears the same relation to an action as the spirit to the body: Alf sent to him a purse containing 12, dirhems ; but the poet returned it, with the message that he had uttered many lies in the panegyrics on princes and governors which he was accustomed to compose for money, and that he had addressed these verses to All as a partial expiation for his sins in that respect, and as a proof of his affection towards the House of the Prophet.

Visit thy father, and honour thy brother, and deal kindly with thy children. If a sick man whose remedy lies in abstinence seeks to indulge his appetite, he is a fool. I will not claim redress from them at the Resurrection for mere blows. Seeing this evidence, they let him go. Here the real point is the difference between Poverty faqr and Lowliness inaskanaf.

And Abu Muhammad Murta ish says: This book is written in Mzhjub and is the oldest specimen of its class. Accordingly, to some people kashr name of Poverty seemed to be superior and of greater worth because it is con nected with renunciation and humility, while others preferred Purity, and held it the more honourable because it comes nearer to the mahjuv of discarding all that contaminates and annihi lating all that has a taint of the world. Hence the perfection and ultimate goal of the saints is the beginning of the state of the prophets.

Such is the true sense of another saying uttered by the same spiritual guide, viz. Most 10 Related.

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Worldly wealth holds them back from the path of quietism rida. On being asked why he honoured one of these eminent divines but refused to admit the other to his presence, he replied that Muhammad ibn al-Hasan had become a theologian after being rich and wealthy, and theology was the cause of his religious advancement and worldly abasement, whereas Abu Yusuf had become a theologian after being poor and despised, and had made theology the means of gaining wealth and power. At first he was a usurer and committed all sorts of wickedness, but God gave him a sincere repentance, and he learned hujwirl Hasan something of the theory and practice of religion. Ali Hujwiri Having been expelled from Balkh by fanatics on account of his love of Sufism, he majhub to Samarqand, where he passed his life. The same doctrine is held by a sect of heretics who are connected with Sufiism. He is placed by the Sufi Shaykhs at the head of those who v. They are all titles, there is no mention of my name.

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