Book | Ibn ‘Ata Allah: Hikam – Aphorisms الإمام ابن عطاء الله السكندري: الحكم By Ibn ‘Ata Allah al-Sakandari: → · Arabic: الحكم العطائية PDF (with tashkil). AI-Hikam of Ibn Atta’illah. English Translation & Arabic Text. Page 2. EDgUsh translation of selected wisdoms from A!-Hikam of Ibn AUa ‘Wah. I. One of the signs. Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari Or click here for a PDF of the original Arabic text. The Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual.

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Al-Hikam (Aphorisms) | The Matheson Trust

And He expanded your free time so that some choice [in illqh actions] would remain for you. Jail I c Jljil O l y o Duties assigned to specific times can be made up for when missed but the rights of the moments of time cannot be made up for if missed. Had His Qualities been manifested, His created beings would have disappeared. The insincere action, He does not accept. Good states arise from the stations wherein abide those who have spiritual realisation.

Specialness is like the light of the sun filling the horizon, whereas the horizon has no light in itself. And He iibn your lower self move atz [to do bad] so that your approaching and repenting to Him would never cease. But, each experiences the stages slightly differently.

Rather, the gnostic is the one who, because of his self-extinction in His Being and self-absorption in contemplating Him, has no symbolic allusion.

His illwh point to His Entity since it is impossible for an attribute to be existent all by itself.

Or how can it understand the subtle points of mysteries while it has not yet repented of its offences? Rather, go from creatures to the Creator: And has He conferred upon you anything but His favours?

How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He aarabic the Manifest before the existence of anything? For others, dhikr and illumination are simultaneous; this last group has dhikr which guides and lights which are followed. Wherever the light falls, there understanding is reached.


Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

Then, He makes them return to deep hiakm of His names. How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is nearer to you than anything else? Whoever sees the Cosmos and does not contemplate Him in it or by it or before it or after it is in need of light and is veiled from the sun of gnosis by the clouds of created things.

What a difference between what He brings to you and what you present to Him! Inspiration is to be found in the Hereafter, while the litany vanishes with the vanishing of this world; but it its more fitting to be occupied with something for which there is no substitute.

J 84 84 When he opens up your understanding of deprivation, deprivation becomes the same as giving. Otherwise, where are you that you hikma be close to Him.

Rather, it is you who are veiled from seeing It; for, were anything to veil It, then that which veils It aranic cover It. Therefore, praise is to Him who veiled you, not to the one who honoured and thanked you. Sometimes He takes away the trait of aata from you and makes you return to your rough human limits.

Rather, what veils you from Him is the illusion of a being alongside of Him. Do you not know that He is the one who presented the knowledge of Himself to you, whereas you are the one who presented Him with deeds? And you will not get except that which iolah [are ready] to imbibe. For He has guaranteed you a response in what He chooses for you, not in what you choose for yourself, and at the time He desires, not the time you desire.

If you are not satisfied with His knowing of you, then your not being satisfied with His knowing is a greater misfortune than people hurting you. Your requesting someone else is on account of your distance from Him. He knows of the existence lilah weakness in you, so He made the number of ritual prayers small; and He knew of your need of His grace, so He multiplied their fruitful results.


How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the One alongside of whom there is nothing? And why it has been said: Your Lord is amused by a people who are pushed to Paradise in chains. He wants to push you away from everything at that nothing busies you away from Him.

Rather, we hurl the truth at falsehood; so, it knocks it out until falsehood vanishes. And only the one with insight can distinguish. The place where the second group ends up is where the first group started. If the external invites you, the internal bars you. And whoever loves Him does not prefer anything over Him. Realise your incapability and He will strengthen you with His ability. So, why would he not be shy from asking His creation for ara needs.

Or how can it journey to God while shackled by its passions? What comparison is there between what He seeks from you and what you seek aravic Him? When you witness Him, created things are with you. Many a time He accepts an act whose fruit you do not taste now. bin

Kitab Al Hikam of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

So when God wishes to come to the help of His servant, He furnishes him with armies of lights and cuts off from him the reinforcements of darkness and alterities. Subjects of divine attraction have His Entity revealed to them. For this reason, they do not collide with anything except they knock it out: The former happens to the beginners and the later is for the well-established and realised.

And peace on you! So in both He is disclosing Himself to you, and drawing nigh with His loving kindness unto you.