Ibn Ata'Allah

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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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 contentment, egotism, evil, god, good, leadership, needs, obstacles, people, relationships, reputation, and separation

Among their attributes: renouncing both worlds from their hearts, and preferring their brethren among God's creatures to what they possess; relying upon God Most High in all their affairs; being content with everything that happens to them which the ego detests; and bearing patiently sufferings and separation from one's homeland. They dissociate themselves from creatures without believing that there is evil in them, but rather out of preference for the Creator over creatures. They sever relationships, surmount obstacles, and strive in fulfilling the needs of people after emptying themselves: for whosoever strives to do that before emptying himself is actually seeking leadership and a good reputation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 128

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on beauty, fear, god, hope, journeys, mystery, science, sincerity, and worship

Know that the science of unveiling has no end to it, for it consists in the journey of the intellect in the stations of Majesty, Beauty, Sublimeness, Grandeur, and Holiness. . . . He to whom the mysteries of La ilaha illa'llah are revealed draws near to God, and his worship of God becomes sincere. He does not turn to anyone but to Him, nor does he have hope in or fear other than Him, nor does he see harm or benefit except as coming from Him. He abandons whosoever is not He and rids himself of inward and outward associationism (shirk).

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 140

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on animals, awareness, compassion, creation, existence, and mercy

Encompass with your mercy and compassion all animals and creatures. Do not say, "this is inanimate and has no awareness." Indeed, it does; it is you yourself who have no awareness! So let existence be as it is, and be merciful towards it with the mercifulness of the Creator in the midst of His creation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 123

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on god

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Ibn 'Abbas said, "La ilaha ill'llah means there is no benefactor, no harmer, no exalter, no debaser, no giver, and no preventer except God."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 156

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