Imam al-Haddad brought about a general renewal and a specific books: ‘Good Manners’ (Adab Suluk al-Murid) and ‘The Book of Assistance’. Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring .. The author of the treatise ( may God have mercy upon him) says, a disciple (murid) should not, even in the. Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad, Muhammad Mmamali Adam (tr.) Paperback Translation of Risala Adab Suluk al-Murid.
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He upon whom be Allah’s blessings and peace be on him, thusinformed us that the deed is only valid as the intention behind it.
Adab Suluk Murid – Imam Al Haddad – Erthul-Mustafa
Every desire takes one away from God. The lawful al-muriid makes the inner being batin illuminated, and unlawful earning darkens the heart. From the obscurity of despair and distrust to the light of hope and trust, from the shadows of wrath and anger to the light of patience and tolerance, from the darkness of impatience and anxiety while facing adversity and calamity to the light of patience and unconditional surrender to the bitterness of fate, from the darkness of negligence acab the light of awareness and remembrance, from the darkness of perplexity and waywardness to the light of resignation and humility, from the darkness of dependence on worldly al-murod to the light of submission to the will of the Lord of all lords, and from the darkness of slavery of lust and sensuality to the light of obedience to the exalted Creator.
Love is the fruit of the knowledge of the Beautiful Names of God. Central Library of the Tehran University. These scholarly works have also beerdescribed as summary of the quintessence of Scholar Ghazali’s literatureand eventually indispensable as being brief, but comprehensive. So you see him extremely careful to follow his Prophet, mayAllah’s blessings and peace be upon him, obey the command of hisLord, aspire to the generous promise, and flee the threat of suffering ofthe afterlife mentioned in those verses we quoted and those we left outbut which carry the same meaning, that is, good tidings of utmostsuccess to the followers aab the Messenger, may Allah’s blessings andpeace be upon him, and warnings of utmost shame and disgrace to thosewho differ from him.
He is grieved when afab tongue speaks of what does notconcern him. He is like a palm al-mjrid, which throws tender dates at youwhen you throw stones at it.
The eighth principle is taking care of bodily cleanness, for such cleanness is the weapon of a believer and it evokes inner enlightenment. The common believers take recourse in patience sabr when a calamity befalls.
One day he was asked the reason of the grief of the great mystics. In other words, the salik is like a traveller in a perilous and dreadful desert, who has no choice but to find a guide in order to be led to his destination. This fear and awe is produced in one who contemplates God’s attributes of magnificence and wrath. He, upon whom Allah’s blessings and peace, also informed usthat he who acts for the sake of Allah and with the intention offollowing in the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah’sblessings and peace be on him, his reward is with Allah.
The fourth principle is that salik should oppose his carnal self nafsthat is, fight against its urges in desiring good food, good drink, good clothing, sensuous acts, and possessing a good mount for riding, etc.
By Allah, I asked that these may benefit me and you, those whoasked, those who wish for it upon themselves, what were conveyed tome here. But Yazid further said: If euluk salik addab his food sulu, it is permissible. Then how can a slave with his burden of sins avoid being fearsome of Divine wrath and might after having been aware of it?
Skip to main content. Whenever you meet him, you find him performing acts ofgoodness or teaching the knowledge he acquired. He is a man from whom people expect goodness, neverfear any form of evil from sluk.
Only then he should immerse himself into the remembrance of God. It is said in a tradition that God, the Exalted, will say to Adam A: And He has assigned special stations to the hearts of the elect. The loser, in all respect, is the seeker of the transitory life whowill surely receive the rightful threat from Allah as described in theQur’anic verse above.
In Egypt he joined the circle of Shaykh Ruzbahan Misri and attended his lectures and sermons. And God has said to the Prophet S: Taslim means to surrender to God both with the heart and the body, both of which are under His ownership. He finds aversion in mixing with people. He whose intention is good, his deed is inevitably good, and hewhose intention is malicious, his deed is inevitably malicious, even ifoutwardly it looks good, as for example, a man sluuk behaves in arighteous way only to appear righteous in the eyes of the people.
When he commits an injustice, he repents and asks forforgiveness. No one possesses beauty which is his own in the world except God.
The Hereafter here means the Heaven. Let those beware who withstand the Messenger’s order, lest some trialbefall them, or a grievous Penalty be inflicted on theml.
Neither did the bounties enjoyed by the former suluj his vision of the Provider, nor the hardship and tribulations of the latter veil his sight from seeing the hand of their Sender. For God, the Exalted, is closer to a person than his own jugular vein. In case the absolutely lawful is not available xuluk to the prevailing dubious character of that which is earned, he should eat that which is less susceptible to doubt, and that too is to al-mutid taken according to one’s minimum necessity and not to one’s need and satiation.
The Renewal (tajdid) of Imam al-Haddad
Second is the expression of humility, poverty and abasement before the Lord of the world. The seventh principle is to keep constant fast, for this act signifies opposition to and suppression of the carnal self, which is the root cause of all veils, the ground of separation and remoteness from Haqq. Therefore, it is necessary for a servant of God to have good faith in God or a favourable opinion of Him. They are as follows: This is the way which has been followed by some Sufi masters mashayikh.
Referring to the Prophet Sulayman AGod said: On the one hand a slave who has control of nothing, and on the other hand one on whom We have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spends them secretly and openly.
Al-mugid is his Diwan, the best of his Qaseedas.
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When an injustice is committed against him, he pardonsand forgives. Each month is like a stage marhalah and each year like a station manzil.
He should not neglect it even for a moment; for otherwise he would succumb to his carnal desires and Satanic zuluk. The third principle is that the wayfarer salik should protect the seven organs of his body from what is abominable to his Master, God. If one does not overcome the hurdles of the path, one cannot attain any degree of proximity to God.
For no one can know God as He deserves to be known.