Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Faith and perseverance.

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

Persevere, have faith in His benevolence.Through afflictions God only tests your faith;He is completely aware of your condition.Have patience and wait for the divine decree.Do not become like the foolish laborer who is removed from the king's palace for demanding his wages ahead of time. - Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillani, "Fayuz E Yazdani"


Blogger Yafiah Katherine said...

Jalal al-din Rumi, as ever, has wise words for us. I see patience as a necessary companion of prayer and action, to bring the guidance you receive through surrender into your daily life and then to have patience. Surely there is a middle way to search for here, depending on the situation, between impatience and apathy.

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Yafiah Katherine said...

So sorry! I've just noticed that the words were those of Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, another very inspired shaykh.

Friday, February 10, 2006 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Seeking True Iman said...

In the name of Allah most compassionate and most merciful. Thee is the source of knowledge and enlightenment.

Why is it that every posting of yours have to quote "... Sheikh Nazim ..." in the same breath as the Prophet.

Aren't you overglorifying your Sheikh? Mind you, in Islam, there is no priesthood, papalship or monks?

Our respect for the learned must be within reason but not becoming so taksub that one is somewhat worshipping.

I await to hear your viewpoint.

Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:01:00 PM  
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Sunday, February 12, 2006 9:20:00 PM  
Blogger Sufibridge. said...

I think the simple answer is that it is respect, not worship.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:25:00 AM  

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