Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Aphorisms of Ibn Ataillah: Hikma 177

With Sheikh Muhammad Saeed Ramadan Al-Bouti:

ان اردتَ ورود المواهب عليك صحّح الفقر و الفاقة لديك
انَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ الفُقَرَاءِ

Assalaam alaykum,


1 comment:

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore said...

alhamdulillah, the simplicity and directness of this discourse, hiding the profundity and vastness of it in clear words and examples, hits the gong of the heart with Allah's mallet. May Allah preserve the light of this shaykh always, and benefit the 'umma by it to recall Allah's words in the Qur'an, the Prophet's example in this life, peace be upon him, and Ibn ata'Illa's revival of truth through his Hikam, and to us, taking these truths into our lives and hearts to their deepest depths of generous light and deft action in the world while we acknowledge our weakness and Allah's Power, and work to alleviate the ills of the world for His sake.