Ibn Ata'Allah

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 balance, extremism, god, lies, and truth

The gnosis of God is intermediate between immoderation, which is ascribing human characteristics to God, and negligence, which is denying any attributes to God. . . . The Truth lies in the balance between the two extremes.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 162

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on god, logic, meaning, perception, reason, and senses

Your Saying "God is Most Great" does not mean that He is greater than something else, since there is nothing else alongside of Him, so that it could be said that He is greater than it. Rather, the meaning of Allahu Akbar is that He is much too great to be perceived by the senses or for the depths of His Majesty to be reached by reason and logic, and indeed, that He is much too great to be known by an other-than-Him for truly, no one knows God but God.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 119

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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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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on god

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God Most High says, ". . . if he approaches Me a span, I approach him a cubit; if he approaches Me a cubit, I approach him a fathom; and if he comes to Me walking, I come to him running.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 59-60

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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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