Thursday, February 11, 2010

Remembrance.


After reading this quote multiple times, I'm still uncertain if I really get it or not. But hes Ibn 'Ataa' Illah whom I heard so much of during RIS and later in KCB, so, here you go.. 

يقول سيدي ابن عطاء الله السكندري : لا تترك الذكر لعدم حضورك مع الله فيه فغفلتك عن وجود ذكره أشد من غفلتك مع وجود ذكره . فعسى أن ينقلك من ذكر مع وجود غفلة إلى ذكر مع وجود يقظة ومن ذكر مع وجود يقظة إلى ذكر مع وجود حضور ومن ذكر مع وجود حضور إلى ذكر مع غيبة عما سوى المذكور وما ذلك على الله بعزيز

Ibn ‘Ataa’ Illaah (rahimahullaah) wrote in his hikam:

Do not leave the remembrance because of your lack of presence of heart with Allah therein, because your heedlessness of the remembrance of Allah is more harmful than your heedlessness during the remembrance of Allah. It may well be that He take you from remembrance in which there is heedlessness (ghaflah) to remembrance in which there is consciousness (yaqadhah); and from remembrance in which there is consciousness to remembrance in which there is presence of heart (hudoor); and from remembrance in which there is presence of heart to remembrance in which there is obliviousness to all but the One Remembered, “And that is not difficult for Allah.”

anyone wanna explain? :)


.but a lot of the time we just reach out and expect nothing in return. Isn't that strange?

1 comments:

Anum Samsi said...

mashaAllah. loving this. jzkk jiha =)

 

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