Monthly Archives: July 2009

KHUTBAH – DHIKR: OPENLY AND SECRETLY – 25/7/09

by Haj `Abdassamad Clarke

From: Norwich Muslim Community

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Fears

“He, who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fears.”-Michel Eyquen

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Countless Blessings

If you do not know the blessings you have when you have them, then Allah will teach you about them by taking them away from you.

Ibn ‘Ataillah

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Do not leave the Remembrance

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.”

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

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