Ibn Ata'Allah

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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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on heart, mind, and thought

The realization of La ilaha illa'llah . . . is one of the states of the heart that can be neither expressed by the tongue nor thought out by the mind.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 71

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on fulfillment, god, reward, and virtue

God Most High has said, "Is the reward of virtue aught save virtue?" . . . Know, O man, that the covenant of servanthood is incumbent upon you, and that the covenant of Lordship is incumbent upon His magnanimity, as He Most High has said, ". . . and fulfill your covenant, I shall fulfill My covenant."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 159

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on deed, excellence, god, and good

The most excellent of those who perform good deeds are those who most often remember God in all situations.

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

. . . in everything there is a sign that points to the Oneness of Him.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 142

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on heart, persistence, unity, and world

. . . persist in that invocation until the unity of the world is subsumed for you in a single sphere, so that with the eye of your heart you will see naught in the two worlds save the One.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 100

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on god, good, and inclusion

Paraphrased: The way of al-Junayd includes among other things abstaining constantly from resisting God Most High in whatever happens to one, whether good or bad. . . .

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 101

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on absence, contentment, divinity, love, perfection, and pleasure

The signs of the soundness of the servant's love for his Lord are three: absence of self-willing; pleasure in every event which takes place through divine decree; and seeing the perfection of the Beloved in everything and being content with Him in everything through submission to Him in all things.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 124

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