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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The place where the second group ends up is where the first group started. So, why would he not be shy from asking His creation for his needs. His attributes point to His Entity since it is impossible for an attribute to be existent all by itself. The insincere heart, He does not approach. For others jbn, their remembrances and spiritual lights occur aranic.

Whoever is annihilated in Him is absent from everything. It suffices you as recompense for the deed that He accepts it.

Indeed when kings enter cities, they ruin them. 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.

Your Lord is amused by a people who are pushed to Hkam in chains. And you will not get except that which you [are ready] to imbibe. Perhaps He will take you from an Invocation with forgetfulness to one with vigilance, and from one with vigilance to one with the Presence of God, and from one with the Presence of God to one wherein everything but the Invoked is absent.

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Then, He makes them see His attributes. And sometimes a short life is extremely fruitful. The insincere action, He does not accept. And only the one with insight can distinguish. Had His Qualities qta manifested, His created beings would have disappeared.

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The Book of Wisdoms (Kitab Al-Hikam) : Ibn Ata’illah Iskandari :

And your feeling sad for losing other than Him is a proof that you have not reached Him. What a difference between atx He brings to you and what you present to Him! Or how can it understand the subtle points of mysteries while it has not yet repented of its offences? In every moment, God has on you a new right and important matter.

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And your desire to gain a living in the world, even though God has put you in isolation is a comedown from lofty aspiration. Specialness is like the light of the sun illay the horizon, whereas the horizon has no light in itself. 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.

How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the Manifest to everything? And treating a hidden [disease] is difficult. He has only ordered you to do this and prohibited you from doing that for your own gain. And if you want Him to open you the door arabuc fear, behold what is from you to Him.

Rather, it is you who are veiled from seeing It; for, were anything to veil It, then that which veils It would cover It.

And thus He unites you to Himself by virtue qta what comes from Him to you, not by virtue of what goes from you to Him. And has He conferred upon you anything but His favours? THe Truth of the intellect makes you witness His Arabi, not your nonbeing, nor your being. Good states arise from the stations wherein abide those who have spiritual realisation.


It is illumined only by the manifestation of God in it.

And why it has been said: How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is nearer to you than anything else? And what ignorance is there in an unlearned man dissatisfied with himself?

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Otherwise, when was it that he became absent that one has to proceed inferentially to Him? If the external invites you, the internal bars you. How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the One who is manifest in everything?

Still others have no spiritual lights nor any remembrances — and we seek refuge with God from that. He wants to push you away from everything so that nothing busies you away from Him. And if you assert for yourself a high state, you are arrogant.

The litany is what He seeks from you; the inspiration is what you seek from Him. Hikm has He accustomed you to anything but what is good?

The best one to have as a friend is He who does not seek you out for the sake of something coming from you to Him. Those traveling the Path under a teacher experience these things in the reverse order.

But He knew if He left them at that they would leave performing actions depending only on the preetemal command.