Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Teaching Your Child Reliance on God - Advice from Our Master, Shaykh Hujwiri

Data Ganjbaksh (Hujwiri) relates in his work Kashf al-Mahjub the following:

It is related that a son was born to Sahl b. 'Abdallah al-Tustari. Whenever the child asked his mother for food, she used to bid him ask God, and while he went to the niche (mihrab) and bowed himself in prayer, she used secretly to give him what he wanted, without letting him know that his mother had given it to him. Thus he grew accustomed to turn unto God. One day he came back from school when his mother was absent, and bowed himself in prayer. God caused the thing that he sought to appear before him. When his mother came in she asked, "Where did you get this?" He answered, "From the place whence it comes always."

Revelation of the Mystery, pp. 362-363

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