Ibn Ata'Allah

A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on children, food, god, losing, pleasure, and wealth

He whose wealth or children distract him from remembering God is lost; but the one who remembers God experiences delights sweeter than the pleasure of food and drink.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 78

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on hope

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I seek refuge in Thee from every hope which would distract me.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 190

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on enemies, god, and heart

The remembrance of God in the heart is the sword of the novices with which they combat their enemies and repel the afflictions that befall them.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 65

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on darkness

Invoking removes darkness and brings forth radiant lights.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 77

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on abstinence, darkness, faith, god, heart, individuality, reality, tranquility, and weakness

(Paraphrased: As long as an individual's heart is filled with the tendency towards what is other-than-God Most High, there is no Certitude about God.) When certitude about God Most High does occur in the heart . . . the heart becomes tranquil through the Majesty of God; then it abstains from what is other-than-God. So, it stands weak and is compelled to cry out to God for help. Then He who responds to the necessitous when they cry out to Him, responds to it. That radiant light settles into the heart and the darkness of preoccupation with what is other-than-God is extinguished therewith. Then the reality of the Realm (al-Malakut) becomes visible to it, and that is what Harithah meant when he said to the Messenger of God: "It is as if I see the Throne of my Lord distinctly." And the Messenger of God said, "The Light of God Most High is faith in one's heart."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 150

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on darkness and heart

When the invocation descends into the heart, if there is darkness within, it illuminates it; and if there is already light, the invocation increases the light and intensifies it.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 69

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah

Whosoever perseveres in the invocation will find that lights come to him constantly and that the veils of invisible things are lifted from him.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 94

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on beginning, friendship, god, guidance, and path

Extinction is the beginning of the path: it is traveling to God Most High. Guidance comes afterwards. What I mean by guidance is the guidance of God, as described by the Friend of God, Abraham: "Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 49

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on determination, guidance, service, and path

Whosoever is determined to seek guidance and follow a path of right conduct must search for a shaykh from amongst those who have realization, one who follows a path methodically, who has abandoned his passions, and who has firmly established his feet in the service of his Lord.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 94

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah

He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward and He is the Knower of all things.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 182

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