Ibn Ata'Allah

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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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on bliss, emptiness, god, heart, meaning, and perception

If a tablet is not wiped clean of it's figures, nothing can be written upon it. A single heart cannot serve as the place for two things, let alone for several things. If the heart is filled with the forms of sensory perceptions, it is rare that it would perceive the meaning of Allah, even if one were to say Allah a thousand times. When the heart is empty of all that is other-than-God, if one uttered Allah only once, one would find such bliss that the tongue could not describe.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 92-93

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

Invoking brings the heart closer to the hereafter and keeps the world away from the heart, even though the world is around it. Invoking warns the heedless heart to abandon its pleasures and deceptions.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 76

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on divinity, emptiness, and heart

When the heart becomes empty, the mimbar of the Divine Oneness is placed therein and the sultan of gnosis sits upon it.

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 90

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on achievement, god, heart, hypocrisy, impossibility, interest, love, praise, purpose, reason, and worship

It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.

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 compassion, earth, god, and heaven

The covenant of your servanthood is that you be a servant to God, not to someone else, and that you know that everything except God is a servant to God, as He Most High has said, "There is none in the heaven and the earth but cometh unto the Compassionate as a servant."

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 devil, egotism, and support

Whenever there remains any support for the ego within, even if it be only an atom's weight, then you are pretentious and have a devil who leads you astray.

Ibn Ata'Allah

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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