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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Rather, supplicate to Him to show your slavehood and to fulfil the rights of His lordship. Therefore, praise is to Him who veiled you, not to the one who honoured and thanked you.
Or when was it that He became distant that created things themselves will unite us to 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 he is busied by the rights of God from remembering his selfish shares.
How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the One alongside of whom there is nothing?
He wants to push you away illau everything so that nothing busies you away from Him. So, perhaps the two groups may meet on the Path, these going up and those going down. Behold what is in the heavens and the earth. Whoever is annihilated in Him illan absent from everything. How can you request reward for the truthfulness He has given you? Where were you when His special concern and care took charge of you?
Or how can it desire to enter the Presence of God while it has not yet purified itself of the stain of forgetfulness?
And why it has been said: Otherwise, where are you that you would be close to Him. For ibh the rightful duty seems hard for it. For, truly, it manifests nothing but what is in keeping with its character or its inevitable nature. 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! Every limitation to anything has power over it. Hiakm for the insincere, the feeling of security from chastisement suffices him.
Thus, hkkam light of day is not from you and does not belong to you; rather, it is merely being put illau you. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. And He does not make any one reach His friends except he whom He wishes to make reach Him. Then, Arrabic makes them see His actions.
The lover is not he who expects his beloved to spend on him. He who has Him as his starting-point knows the Real as It is, and proves any matter by reference to the Being of its Origin.
Other people gain an illumined heart and as result perform dhikr. How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is more manifest than anything? Indeed when kings enter cities, they ruin them. And your feeling sad for losing other than Him is a proof that you have not reached Him.
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Realise your incapability and He will strengthen you with His ability. And He expanded your free time so that some choice [in performing actions] would remain for you. What comparison is there between what He seeks from you and what you seek from Him? When you witness Him, created things are with you. Still others have no spiritual lights nor any remembrances — and we seek refuge with God from that. And thus He unites you to Himself by virtue of what comes from Him to you, not by virtue of what goes from you to Him.
And your desire to gain a living in the world, even though God has put you in isolation is a comedown from lofty aspiration.
Realise your humility and He will strengthen you with His pride.
The Book of Wisdoms (Kitab Al-Hikam) : Ibn Ata’illah Iskandari :
For others, their remembrances precede their spiritual lights. I llki J 0 I o 55 56 Light is the army of the heart, just as darkness is the army of the soul. Or how can it journey to God while shackled by its passions? You are a gem enclosed by the shells of created forms. Rather, it is you who are veiled from seeing It; for, were anything to veil It, then that which veils It would cover It.
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In the grace of Hiakm and in His mercy, in that they should rejoice. But inferential argumentation comes from the absence of union with Him. Then, He makes them return to deep understanding of His names.
How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the One who is manifest in everything? Rather, we hurl the truth at falsehood; so, it knocks it out until falsehood vanishes. He does that for the voyagers because they have not realised sincerity toward God in those works; and He does that for those united with Him because He makes them absent from contemplating those states by contemplating Him. This is why the lights of created vestiges set at night, but the lights of hearts and inmost souls never set.