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Thursday, June 10, 2004  

Rebuking the Seekers of Unveilings and Supernatural Events One of the most harmful things for a disciple is his wish for unveilings and longing for karamat and for supernatural happenings. These will never come to him as long as he desires their appearance, for they come mostly to those who have a dislike for such things and no wish for them. Things can happen to certain conceited people to lure them even more and test those among them who are weak believers. In this context, these things are to debase rather than to honor. They would be considered karamat only if they appear in people of rectitude. O disciple, should God honor you with such things, then thank Him for them, Transcendent is He, do not dwell on them and become overconfident. Keep them hidden and do not mention them to other people. If none appears to you, do not wish for them, nor grieve for their absence. Know that the karama that encompasses every other karama, whether of realities or forms, is rectitude, which manifests in complying with [God’s] commands and avoiding what is forbidden, outwardly and inwardly. Strive to fully achieve those qualities, and then the higher and lower worlds will serve you, but in such a way as not to veil you from your Lord, nor distract you from what He wants for you. -Imam ‘Abdallah ibn 'Alawi al-Haddad, Two Treatises of Imam al-Haddad



posted by Abubak'r | 6/10/2004 08:08:00 PM |
As for him who fears to stand before his Lord and restrains the ego its desires, the Garden is shelter.
(The Snatchers:40)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked, undesirable things."
(Bukhari)
Whoever does good at night is rewarded during the day and whoever does good during the day is rewarded at night. Whoever is sincere in abandoning a desire is saved from catering to it. God is too noble to punish a heart that has abandoned a desire for His sake.
(Abu Sulayman ad-Darani)
Beware of your ego, and trust not its mischief;
The ego is worse than seventy devils.
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I seek God's forgiveness, and do not claim that my intention in producing this Blog is confined to good religious purposes; how may I do so when I am aware of the hidden desires, egotistic passions, and worldly wishes that I harbour? I do not claim innocence for myself; the ego is indeed an inciter to evil, save when my Lord shows mercy; my Lord is indeed Forgiving, Merciful. O God! I seek Your protection against my committing idolatry [shirk] knowingly, and Your forgiveness for that of which I am not aware! I ask God to make me and all other believers benefit from this Blog and to render my production of it purely for the sake of His Noble Countenance.

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