Ibn Ata'Allah

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 path

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As for those who are firmly established and are at the end of the path, invocation occupies their hearts at all times.

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

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Hadith: God Most High has said, "La ilaha illa'llah is My fortress; whosoever enters My fortress is safe from My chastisement."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 154

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on absence, awareness, god, heart, mind, and self-awareness

Invoking the letters of God's Name without presence of mind is invocation of the tongue; invoking with presence of mind is invocation of the heart; and invoking with an absence of self-awareness because of absorption in the Invoked is the invocation of the Self - this is the hidden invocation!

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 51

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on heart, spirituality, and wishes

Let your invocation be the all-embracing Name, which is Allah, Allah, Allah, or if you so wish, Huwa, Huwa, Huwa; and do not violate this remembrance. Be careful lest your tongue pronounce it while other-than-He is in your heart. Let your heart be the one who utters, and your ear the one who is attentive to this invocation until the 'speaker' emanates from your Self (sirr). When you feel the emergence of the Speaker within you through the invocation, do not abandon the spiritual condition wherein you find yourself.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 108

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on heart, possessions, reality, and separation

The reality of the invocation is when the Invoked takes possession of the heart, and He is One. Separation and multiplicity exist before that for as long as the invoker is in the station of invoking with the tongue or with the heart.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 117

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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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